Senior Research Associate – Programme Manager, NIDUS Study

University College London - UCL Division of Psychiatry

We are seeking an enthusiastic and well-organised person to provide programme management for NIDUS (New Interventions for independence in Dementia Study). Our programme aims to develop manualised interventions for people living with dementia and their family and paid home carers. We want these to enable people with dementia to live a quality life at home through supporting them and their family carer, directly and through improved home care services if they receive them. The successful applicant will carry out research work directly in the first 18 months in the first instance, of the study (qualitative interviews, non-participant observations, systematic review, and managing co-production of interventions). This will be alongside providing programme management across the project’s centres. UCL and University of Bradford will work together closely to deliver qualitative and observational studies in year one, and co-production of interventions in year 2. Our definitive trial of NIDUS-Family will be across London, University of Bradford, and University of Reading sites. KCL and University of Exeter will also be carrying out components of the study.

There are training and development opportunities at UCL for all grades of researcher from PhD students to senior academics to develop capacity for future research in gerontology and dementia care. This post is funded by the Alzheimer’s Society for 3 years in the first instance; funding for a further 2 years is subject to the project’s satisfactory progress.

Applicants are expected to have a PhD or equivalent, extensive clinical research and research management experience, including grant and resource management, and a commitment to improving life for people with dementia through high quality research. They must also be able to demonstrate good management of both staff and data, with exceptional interpersonal skills, and ability to work professionally as part of a team, and with study participants.

UCL vacancy reference: 1674808

Applicants should apply online. To access further details about the position and how to apply please click on the ‘Apply’ button below.

If you have any queries regarding the vacancy please contact Dr Claudia Cooper ( For queries about the application process please contact Ros Brown (Email:, Tel.: 020 7679 9038).

Those selected for interview will be contacted by email so please ensure your contact details are correct.

Closing Date: 25 October 2017.

Latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59.

Interview Date: 1 November.

Any offer of employment will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

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