Research Assistant

Edinburgh Napier University - The Business School

FTC for 3 years

Research project "The Mental Health Tribunal for Scotland: The views and experiences of patients, Named Persons, Practitioners and Tribunal members". Funded by the Nuffield Foundation 

This exciting and important research project is first of its kind in Scotland, supported by prestigious funders and major stakeholders and led by the Centre for Mental Health and Capacity Law at Edinburgh Napier University. 

We are seeking a Research Assistant to be part of the project team who will report to Professor Jill Stavert, project Principal Investigator and Director of the Centre for Mental Health and Capacity Law (direct line manager), and to Professor Michael Brown of Queen's University Belfast, Co-Investigator. 

The Research Assistant will be based at Edinburgh Napier University but will be expected to travel to locations around Scotland for data collection purposes, which may require overnight stays. The appointment will be for the duration of the project full-time. 

Who We Are Looking For

We are looking for an enthusiastic and skilled Research Assistant who wishes to be part of the interdisciplinary research project team.

The successful candidate will have experience of mixed methods research and will conduct, under the direction and supervision of the Principal and Co-Investigators, literature searches, preparing applications for ethical approval, data-collection and setting up, conducting (with the Principal and Co-Investigators) and recording the outcome of the project surveys, interviews and focus groups. 

For a detailed list of the requirements, you can read the full role profile here.

Benefits We Offer

Salary: Grade 4 - GBP 28,098

Additional Information

  • Application Closing Date: Sunday 29 October 2017 (Midnight). 
  • Interviews: Friday 17 November 2017
  • For informal discussions about this position, please contact Professor Jill Stavert

Edinburgh Napier University is committed to supporting equality in the workplace and encourages diversity. We currently hold a bronze Athena SWAN institutional award. 

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