Research Technician (Psychology Field Work)

Cardiff University - Cardiff University School of Medicine

Division of Psychological Medicine and Clinical Neurosciences

College of Biomedical and Life Sciences

We are seeking to appoint a Research Technician to work with the Alzheimer’s disease (AD) research team at Cardiff University, specifically in participant recruitment for genetic studies. The Research Technician will report directly to the Field Team Leader and will join a well-established, highly successful team of field workers who support the Medical Research Council funded project “Further elucidating the genetics of Alzheimer’s disease”, led by Professor Julie Williams.
The successful applicant will conduct research interviews with individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and their relatives. Additional duties will include identifying and recruiting participants, liaising with NHS clinical teams and the NIHR CRN, scheduling appointments with participants, obtaining blood samples via venepuncture, maintaining accurate records, data entry, and administrative tasks to support the day-to-day running of the team.

The ability to prioritise, multi-task and work well within a diverse team are essential. Candidates demonstrating attention to detail and the ability to use initiative will be at an advantage.

The post will be based within the MRC Centre for Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics but the successful candidate will be required to travel across the UK to conduct research interviews and liaise with NHS collection sites.

This post is full time (35 hours per week), available immediately and fixed term until 31 August 2018.

Cardiff University is currently undertaking a pre-employment checking pilot scheme across limited areas of the institution.  Under this pilot scheme, this post has been identified as being subject to the following pre-employment checks:

  • Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS)
  • Occupational Health (OH)
  • Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)

Further information about pre-employment checking can be made available upon request.

Please be aware that Cardiff University reserves the right to close this vacancy early should sufficient applications be received.

Cardiff University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity and to creating an inclusive working environment. We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds who have the ambition to create a University which seeks to fulfil our social, cultural and economic obligation to Cardiff, Wales, and the world.  In supporting our employees to achieve a balance between their work and their personal lives, we will also consider proposals for flexible working or job share arrangements.

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