Research Assistant (fixed-term)

University of Nottingham - Health Sciences

Location: Jubilee Campus
Salary: £26,495 to £28,936 per annum, depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.

We are offering a fixed-term post-graduate Research Assistant post in the UPSIDES study, an EU-funded programme to replicate and scale-up peer support interventions for people with severe mental illness in high-, middle- and low-resource settings. The post is based at the Institute of Mental Health in Nottingham.

The main study tasks include collation and synthesis of evidence relating to implementation of peer support, development and validation through focus groups of a conceptual framework, development and use of a fidelity measure assessing organisational readiness to implement peer support, identification of cultural factors relating to peer support work, development and evaluation of cross-culturally valid peer support materials, creation of an online training system, and the use of formal translation methodologies for study materials. The role will include liaison with, and attending study meeting at other sites in Germany [co-ordinator], India, Israel, Sierra Leone, Tanzania and Uganda.

The Research Assistant will join a world-leading mental health recovery research group. The post will be of particular interest to people wishing to pursue a career in clinical research. Applicants who have relevant academic experience outside of mental health services and who wish to develop a career as a mental health service researcher may also be interested, as may people ultimately wishing to develop a clinical or especially a clinical academic role. The ideal candidate will have a strong commitment to recovery and peer support (whether developed through personal experience or through previous work in the area) and be able to show evidence of interest in research and the ability to engage creatively and productively with mental health service users, workers and managers.

This position is based on a full-time, fixed term contract until for a period of 30 months. Job share applications will be considered. 

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Mike Slade ( ) Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

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The University of Nottingham is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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