Research Assistant / Assistant Psychologist (Coeliac UK-funded Project)

£13,193 to £13,992 per annum pro rata (0.4 FTE) (12 Month FTC)
04 Sep 2023
End of advertisement period
25 Sep 2023
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Psychological Interventions

Location: Home-based
Salary: £13,193 to £13,992 per annum pro rata (0.4 FTE) (12 Month FTC)
Post Type: Full Time
Closing Date: 23.59 hours BST on Monday 25 September 2023
Reference: 044623

Job Opportunity: Research Assistant/Assistant Psychologist (Coeliac UK-funded Project)

We are excited to announce a unique job opportunity for a Research Assistant/Assistant Psychologist with interest in Clinical or Health Psychology to join our team. This role revolves around a research project generously funded by Coeliac UK, aiming to create and assess the viability of a self-help resource aimed at fostering wellbeing in parents and children, aged 7-11 years, with coeliac disease.

As part of this role, you will collaborate with a talented team of clinical psychologists, researchers, and families with expertise in coeliac disease, wellbeing, and trial methodology. You will work with a trainee clinical psychologist in coordinating the project. This includes driving the development of the self-help resource, overseeing participant recruitment and engagement, facilitating resource delivery, conducting data collection (both quantitative and qualitative), and supporting analysis. Furthermore, you will engage in active liaison with the lived experience advisory panel. This role offers an exceptional opportunity for those interested in clinical and/or health psychology.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • A BA or BSc Degree, or equivalent qualification, in Psychology.
  • Proficiency in measuring psychological outcomes.
  • Experience in statistical analysis using tools like SPSS.
  • Ideal for those seeking to further their expertise in clinical or health psychology.

How to apply:

Please submit a full CV and Cover Letter which you can attach during the application process. In your cover letter please address the following;

  • Experience: Detail your relevant experience that make you a suitable candidate for this role. Discuss any previous clinical or research experiences that demonstrate your ability to contribute to research projects, coordinate with teams, analyse data, and communicate findings.
  • Skills: Provide details about your relevant, such as research techniques, data analysis tools, intervention development, and teamwork skills.
  • Personal Qualities: Highlight any personal qualities, such as problem-solving skills, adaptability, and attention to detail, that you believe are assets in a research support role.
  • Professional Development: Explain how this role aligns with your career aspirations, outlining how it complements your journey of continuous development and contributes to your overarching professional objectives.

Informal enquiries are welcome and should be made to Dr Rose-Marie Satherley ( We are open to flexible working, with home-based options available.

Interview date 2nd October 2023 to be confirmed. 

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In return we offer a generous pension, relocation assistance where appropriate , flexible working options including job share and blended home/campus working locations (dependent on work duties), access to world-class leisure facilities on campus, a range of travel schemes and supportive family friendly benefits including an excellent on-site nursery.

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The University of Surrey is committed to providing an inclusive environment that offers equal opportunities for all.  We place great value on diversity and are seeking to increase the diversity within our community.  Therefore we particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups, such as people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups and people with disabilities.