Public Involvement in Research Coordinator

The McPin Foundation

Type: Fixed-term
Duration: 2 years
Location: London Southwark
Hours: Full time (37.5 hours per week) but part-time working will be considered

The McPin Foundation (www.mcpin.org) is a small mental health research charity that champions the involvement of those with direct experience of mental health problems to be involved in all stages of research.

We are developing our Public Involvement in Research team. We are looking for a post holder to work on a portfolio of studies ensuring high quality public involvement and engagement is provided. Mental health science is a key feature of this programme. The post holder will help to develop and deliver the McPin biomedical research strategy. This will involve developing new and creative ways to meaningfully embed public advisory work in mental health focused biomedical, experimental, and basic research.

We are looking for someone who has at least some familiarity with biomedical or scientific research. The post-holder will need to have an understanding and some experience of public and patient involvement (PPI)/or public engagement in research. This role will additionally include delivering, planning, or facilitating training and communicating complex messages to a variety of, including non- expert, audiences. The post holder should also have a good understanding of mental health problems and the impact they can have on people’s lives. Some travel within the UK will be required.

Please see the full Job Description and Person Specification for more information.

The closing date for applications is 29th January 2018 at 9am. Interviews will be held in London in the week commencing 5th February.

To apply please visit www.mcpin.org to download an application form.

Queries to thomaskabir@mcpin.org.

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