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Research Assistant in eMen Project (Part-time)

The University of Manchester

Location: Manchester
Salary: £27,025 to £29,515
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 9th July 2019
Closes: 23rd July 2019
Job Ref: BM&H-14233

Job Reference : BM&H-14233
Location : Oxford Road, Manchester
Closing Date (DD-MM-YYYY) : 23/07/2019
Salary : £27,025 - £29,515 per annum (according to experience)
Employment Type : Fixed Term
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Biology, Medicine & Health
Division : Psychology & Mental Health
Hours Per week : 21 or 28 hours (0.6 or 0.8 FTE) per week
Contract Duration : Available From Start Date Until 30 September 2020

Applications are invited for a part-time Research Assistant in the Division of Psychology and Mental Health. The post is available on a part-time basis of up to 28 hours per week, and on a fixed term basis until 30 September 2020.

The post holder will contribute to a collaborative e-mental health research project (eMen) funded by the Interreg North West Europe Innovation Programme and led by the Mental Health Foundation as the UK partner.

As part of the UK product development work package, the Mental Health Foundation research team, together with the team at the University of Manchester led by Professor Kathryn Abel, will conduct a randomised controlled trial of Moodbuster, an online CBT-based, guided self-help programme. This study aims to assess the effectiveness of Moodbuster for people with sub-threshold symptoms of depression in a primary care population, and the barriers and facilitators to its implementation.

You will be involved in recruitment of study participants across the primary care footprint in Greater Manchester and delivery of key clinical assessments throughout the study duration including the SCID (Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-IV). You will be working with key stakeholders across the research community in Greater Manchester. You will be expected to ensure that recruitment targets are met and the study reaches its successful completion.

You should have a good Undergraduate or Masters level degree in Psychology, or related discipline and/or equivalent professional experience. Knowledge of GCP, Research Governance and Data Protection policies and procedures will be essential. Previous experience with qualitative research methods and experience in research delivery /coordination would be advantageous

The School is strongly committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for gender equality in higher education. The School holds a Silver Award which recognises their good practice in relation to gender; including flexible working arrangements, family-friendly policies, and support to allow staff achieve a good work-life balance. We particularly welcome applications from women for this post. All appointment will be made on merit. For further information, please visit:

****PLEASE NOTE**** Successful candidate will be required to complete an Enhanced DBS Check

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies

Enquiries about vacancy shortlisting and interviews:

Professor Kathryn Abel



Josefien Breedvelt (Research Manager at the Mental Health Foundation)


General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:


Tel: 0161 850 2004

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

Further particulars including job description and person specification are available on the University of Manchester website - click on the 'Apply' button above to find out more.

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