Research Assistant

University of Edinburgh

We are seeking to appoint a Research Assistant to contribute to the ROADMAP project, a European private-public consortium established to build a European-wide data access and analysis platform for ‘real world evidence’ on Alzheimer’s disease (AD) across the spectrum (

You will join Professor Cathie Sudlow’s team, based at Edinburgh University’s Usher Institute in the Bioquarter, Little France. You will produce high quality evidence of stakeholder views on the outcomes of AD and its progression by conducting a systematic review and stakeholder engagement activities. You will identify and critically appraise relevant research studies, extract and synthesise data and conduct qualitative research. You will collaborate with partners in several European countries and disseminate research findings.

We are looking for someone with:

  • A good undergraduate degree in a relevant subject (e.g. medicine, psychology, neuroscience, epidemiology, information science), or able to demonstrate equivalent experience
  • Knowledge and experience of critical appraisal of peer-reviewed publications & other research reports, including an understanding of the risks of bias in scientific reporting and how to identify & minimise their impact
  • Excellent data management, organisational and archiving skills to robustly and accurately deal with large amounts of programme information using appropriate tools
  • The ability to communicate clearly and work well within a multi-disciplinary team
  • Familiarity with neuroscience or mental health

This post is full-time, to start as soon as possible and available for twelve months.

Interviews are currently scheduled to be held 11th October 2017.

Ref: 041200  

Closing Date: 3rd October 2017

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