Research Associate

Imperial College London - Neuroepidemiology & Ageing Research Unit

Applications are invited to join the Neuroepidemiology and Ageing Research Unit in the School of Public Health. This post will be based at the Charing Cross Hospital campus, Hammersmith and Imperial White City campus.

The post holder will be required to support the coordination of research activities on large-scale observational and interventional studies linked to the CHARIOT Research Register. You will also be an important member of the NEA research unit, supporting the Principal Investigators to plan and execute research projects in the field of cognitive impairment and dementia, including statistical data analysis. You will be involved in the day to day execution and coordination of the unit’s research projects, in particular the Neurovision study

Applicants should have proven clinical research experience, particularly in the aspect of study recruitment, data coordination and management as well as experience in ophthalmologic assessments specifically using the RETIA machine. Additionally, substantial experience in delivering neurocognitive batteries for dementia screening is essential. Excellent communication skills, including an understanding of the challenges of clinical research recruitment, as well as ability to convey complex information clearly, confidently and sensitively is key. You will need to be organised and efficient, experienced in working to targets and deadlines, detail-oriented and able to provide innovative ideas to improve team work and shared processes. Please check that you meet all Essential Criteria in the Person Specification section of the Job Description before completing your application form.

As this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check will be required for the successful candidate. Further information about the DBS disclosure process can be found at http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/agencies-public-bodies/dbs/ or by telephoning 0870 90 90 811. You may also wish to view the College’s policy statements on the Recruitment and Employment of Ex-Offenders and the Secure Storage, Use, Retention & Disposal of Disclosures and Disclosure Information.

This is a full-time post, for a fixed-term from January 2018 for one year in the first instance.

For informal enquiries please contact Chi Udeh: c.udeh@imperial.ac.uk or 020 3311 0320.

Our preferred method of application is online via our website at http://www.imperial.ac.uk/job-applicants (please select “Job Search” then enter the job title or vacancy reference number into “Keywords”). Please complete and upload an application form as directed quoting reference number SM120-17AL.

Alternatively, if you are unable to apply online, please email adrian.lacey@imperial.ac.uk to request an application form.

Closing Date: 30 October 2017 (Midnight GMT)

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