Research Assistant (Safespot Study)

University of Glasgow - RI Health and Wellbeing

Job Purpose

The post-holder will contribute to a Stepped Wedge Feasibility Trial of an innovative app called SafeSpot http://safespot.org.uk/ that aims to promote mental health and wellbeing in children and young adults in schools. The postholder will be working with Professor Helen Minnis (Principle Investigator, the University of Glasgow) and the SafeSpot developers, Dr Mallika Punukollu and Dr Fiona Mitchell as well as other co-investigators. Specifically, the job requires expert knowledge in the mental health of young people and as well as experience in liaising with schools and school staff for the purposes of recruiting adolescents to research.

The post-holder will also be expected to contribute to the formulation and submission of research publications and research proposals as well as help manage and direct this challenging project, as opportunities allow.

Standard Terms & Conditions

Salary will be on the University’s Research and Teaching Grade, level 6, £28,098 - £31,604 per annum.

This position is full time (35 hours per week) and has funding until 31 May 2018.

New entrants to the University will be required to serve a probationary period of 6 months.

The successful applicant will be eligible to join the Universities' Superannuation Scheme. Further information regarding the scheme is available from the Superannuation Officer, who is also prepared to advise on questions relating to the transfer of Superannuation benefits.

All research and related activities, including grants, donations, clinical trials, contract research, consultancy and commercialisation are required to be managed through the University’s relevant processes (e.g. contractual and financial), in accordance with the University Court’s policies.

Vacancy reference: 018828; Closing date: 12 October 2017.

It is the University of Glasgow’s mission to foster an inclusive climate, which ensures equality in our working, learning, research and teaching environment.

We strongly endorse the principles of Athena SWAN, including a supportive and flexible working environment, with commitment from all levels of the organisation in promoting gender equity.

The University of Glasgow, charity number SC004401.

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