Clinical Research Fellow in Global Mental Health

Manchester, Greater Manchester (GB)
£36,675 - £46,215 per annum according to experience
20 Jun 2018
End of advertisement period
20 Jul 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Applications are invited for the post of Clinical Research Fellow in Global Mental Health.

We are offering a great position, for an ambitious and enthusiastic General Medical Council (GMC) registered doctor, to obtain clinical research experience in a dynamic environment at the University of Manchester.

The South Asia Self Harm research capability building Initiative (GCRF-SASHI) which is a new project funded by the Global Challenge Research Fund.

The successful candidate will join The SASHI Team, a partnership between academics working in Mysore and Karachi and UK academics in Bangor, Manchester and Oxford Universities.

The purpose of the GCRF-SASHI project is to help to find effective responses to self-harm and suicide in South Asia by building research infrastructure and expertise in Pakistan and India. This will allow each country to build a body of evidence to facilitate the development of culturally relevant and effective interventions, both social and medical.

The Clinical Research Fellow will be responsible along with the SASHI Team in planning, direction, operational management and completion of the research. The post holder will take a proactive role in supporting Professor Husain and site Principal Investigators in the management and successful completion of the project.

The Clinical Research Fellow will be instrumental in ensuring that the research is properly conducted within the scope of the ICH Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and the Research Governance Framework. The post holder will be responsible for obtaining ethical approvals and to prepare protocols and submit reports as and when required. This position requires periods working in the field in Pakistan and India.

We are seeking post-doctoral level expertise/experience in mental/public health research. Knowledge of developing psychological interventions for depression, suicide and self-harm, would be an advantage. The successful post-holder will be encouraged to register for an MD in Psychiatry.

In addition, in-depth training will be provided in self-harm and suicide prevention research. There will be opportunities for research including clinical trials, and further training according to the individual’s interest; this includes, but is not exclusive to early psychosis.

The School is strongly committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for gender equality in higher education. The School holds a Silver Award which recognises their good practice in relation to gender; including flexible working arrangements, family-friendly policies, and support to allow staff achieve a good work-life balance. We particularly welcome applications from women for this post. Appointment will always be made on merit.

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Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Nusrat Husain


General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:


Tel: 0161 850 2004

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date

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