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Research Associate - GM Digital Research Unit - Band 6

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS FT

Location: Manchester
Salary: £32,306 to £39,027 per annum
Hours: Full Time, Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 22nd September 2021
Closes: 20th October 2021

Job overview

The post holder will work across a number of high-profile research projects led by the GM Digital Research Unit. For example, the Enhancing CAMHS referrals project (EN-CAMHS) is looking at improving the quality of referrals to CAMHS services. 

Another project is the Core Mental Health Data Set (CMHDS) project which aims to work with people across Greater Manchester and the UK to understand people’s views about collecting mental health information alongside physical health information. The project aims to co-create a ‘common mental health dataset’ that would collect mental health data in physical health studies, and trial this across multiple physical health studies.

The post holder will also work across various other projects and activities within the Digital Research Unit related to digital mental health.

This full-time post is funded until 31 December 2022.

Main duties of the job

The research associate will contribute towards the day-to-day operation of research projects under the guidance of the Project Managers. They will ensure that daily tasks and ongoing workloads are prioritised and completed within agreed timeframes, will actively participate as a member of the multi-disciplinary study team and will prepare for, attend, and actively contribute to relevant meetings.

The Research Associate will be involved in assisting the GM.Digital leadership team in the design and implementation of digital mental health research projects, contribute to grant applications and submissions, contribute to the accurate collection and secure management of data, and assist with quantitative and qualitative analysis. They will conduct sensitive focus groups and digital co-design workshops with participants as well as contribute to PPIE activities hosted by the GM.Digital Research Team including the CAMHS.Digital Young People.

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