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Research Assistant - FTC 2 1/2 years - REQ6041

London South Bank University - School of Applied Sciences

Location: London
Salary: £32,502 to £37,887 includes London weighting
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 24th August 2021
Closes: 29th September 2021
Job Ref: REQ6041

Advert for a Research Assistant to support a quit smoking trial in homeless centres

A full-time research assistant is sought to assist with the running of this trial which aims to explore the effects of e-cigarettes compared with usual care for quitting smoking when offered at homeless centres. The study is funded by the NIHR’s Public Health Research Programme.

About you

We are looking for a research assistant with previous experience of running quantitative research projects and excellent interpersonal skills to help support this exciting new project. You would work with a team of researchers in the Centre for Addictive Behaivours Research within the School of Applied Sciences.

The skills and experience you will need to be successful

  • A BSc and MSc in Psychology or related discipline
  • Experience of independently managing quantitative research projects
  • Ability to communicate effectively with collaborators (homeless centre staff) participants (service users), the research team and the funder
  • Excellent organisational and research related administrative skills
  • Open, non-judgemental approach to homelessness, nicotine and harm reduction

(see job specification/selection criteria for a full list)

Managers contact details (if required): Professor Lynne Dawkins: email:

Details about the role and How to apply

The post-holder will be responsible for assisting with the set up the study, working with homeless centres in London and the South East, advertising for, recruiting and testing participants, collecting, entering and storing data and liaising with the clinical trial manager and co-investigators.  

The post is full time for 2 ½ years, starting from 1st December 2021.

To apply, please upload a copy of your CV and a cover letter outlining how you meet the selection criteria.

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Interview and assessment process

Closing Date: Wednesday 29th September 2021

Interviews will be held on 13th or 14th October 2021

Please Note: The Job Reference number for this post is REQ6041

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Employment Visa: Under the UK Governments PSB scheme this role does not meet the criteria to be sponsored by LSBU for a Skilled Worker Route (SWR) application.

Please be advised that currently LSBU will only support the Certificate of Sponsorship for any employment visas and will not support the payment of the employment visa for the offered candidate and/or dependants.

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