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Research Assistant

University College London - Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health

Location: London
Salary: £30,922 to £31,752 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 12th September 2018
Closes: 25th September 2018
Job Ref: 1750010
 

Part Time : 14.6 hours per week (40% FTE)

Applications are invited for a Psychology Research Assistant to join the clinical research team led by Prof Francesco Muntoni at the Dubowitz Neuromuscular Centre, which undertakes high quality research into neuromuscular diseases.

You will be part of a small team working on furthering our understanding of psychological problems in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) and in the development of new outcome measures to assess this. The project is aimed at understanding the neural mechanisms underlying anxiety and fearfulness in DMD. The primary goals of the project are 1) to establish whether there is an abnormal fear response in boys with DMD; and 2) whether the methods used to measure this response (fear-conditioning task) could be used as an outcome measure in future clinical trials of therapeutic interventions. The main duties of the post are to recruit and test participants, collect an enter data and basic statistical analysis. There may also be involvement in other relevant research studies within the department.

This post offers an exciting opportunity for candidates to be involved in a developing area of psychological research within childhood neuromuscular conditions.

The post is available for 12 months in the first instance.

At least a 2:1 degree in Psychology, Clinical or Cognitive Neuroscience is essential, or a degree in another relevant discipline with experience of working in clinical and/or research psychology. Experience of psychological assessment, psychophysiological tasks (including use of Matlab for psychophysiological tasks) and working with children/young people is desirable. The appointment will be subject to successful Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance.

UCL vacancy reference: 1750010       

Applicants should apply online. To access further details about the position and how to apply please click on the ‘Apply’ button above.

If you have any queries regarding the vacancy or the application process, please contact Madhur Sharma on Ich.hr@ucl.ac.uk , quoting job reference.

Latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59.

Interview Date: TBC

Any offer of employment will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

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