Research Assistant

UCL Institute of Neurology - Department of Clinical Neuroscience

Applications are invited for a Research Assistant in the Department of Clinical Neuroscience, under the supervision of Professor Huw Morris, to assist in conducting and co-ordinating a multicentre study investigating the genetics of Parkinson’s disease. The post is based at the Royal Free Hospital, London. The post holder will be required to run studies on a day-to-day basis, organise and undertake recruitment, keep study records, set up and manage other study sites, and contribute to research output. An appropriate honorary contract will be sought from the Royal Free London NHS Trust, for which a DBS check will be required.

Applicants must have a degree in a relevant discipline (minimum 2:1), experience and training in Good Clinical Practice and obtaining informed consent from research participants, and knowledge of confidentiality and data protection. Excellent organizational, interpersonal and oral and written communication skills, IT proficiency at advanced user level, and a very high level of consideration and care for patients and research subjects are also required.  Knowledge of the process of ethical review and R&D governance for research studies, and familiarity with using IRAS to submit studies and related amendments for review, knowledge and prior use of REDCap to capture research data and accurately track study procedures and of STATA to analyse data, and experience in communicating with patients with Parkinson’s or related neurological disorders and relatives of affected individuals, are desirable.

The post is available immediately and is funded by grants from the Drake Foundation and Cure Parkinson’s Trust for 13 months in the first instance. Starting salary £30,316 per annum inclusive of London Allowance on UCL Grade 6B, superannuable.

You should apply for this post through UCL's online recruitment - www.ucl.ac.uk/hr/jobs where you can download the job description and person specification using ref: 1719209.   For queries relating to the application process please contact Miss E Bertram, HR Manager, Institute of Neurology (email: ion.hradmin@ucl.ac.uk).

Informal enquiries about the post are welcome to Professor Huw Morris (email:  h.morris@ucl.ac.uk).

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