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Bilingual Research Assistant

Queen Mary University of London - Blizard Institute

Location: London
Salary: £28,208 to £34,733 per annum (pro-rata), inclusive of London Allowance.
Hours: Full Time, Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 17th November 2021
Closes: 6th December 2021
Job Ref: QMUL26747
 

About the Role

Genes & Health is one of the world’s largest community-based genetics studies, aiming to improve health among those of Pakistani and Bangladeshi heritage by analysing the genes and health of 100,000 people. Bilingual study assistants will contribute to research investigations under the supervision of the study team. Duties will include contacting research participants, obtaining informed consent, providing interpretation where necessary, and undertaking all record keeping for collected samples and data.

About You

You will be fluent in at least one relevant South Asian language (Sylheti/Bengali, Urdu), and will have good communication skills to help explain the Genes Study and what will happen during a study visit. The post holder will take blood samples using their phlebotomy skills, organise the collection of data and questionnaires, and file study paperwork. Experience working in a healthcare or research environment will be helpful.

About the Institute

The Blizard Institute was established in 2003 and is one of the largest of seven Institutes within Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London. The Institute comprises approximately 400 staff based in five academic centres and one Public Engagement Centre, and supports a combined total of c750 postgraduate research and taught students. The Institute delivers excellence in all aspects of research, teaching and clinical service.

About Queen Mary

At Queen Mary University of London, we believe that a diversity of ideas helps us achieve the previously unthinkable. Throughout our history, we’ve fostered social justice and improved lives through academic excellence. And we continue to live and breathe this spirit today, not because it’s simply ‘the right thing to do’ but for what it helps us achieve and the intellectual brilliance it delivers.

We continue to embrace diversity of thought and opinion in everything we do, in the belief that when views collide, disciplines interact, and perspectives intersect, truly original thought takes form.

Benefits

We offer competitive salaries, access to a generous pension scheme, 30 days’ leave per annum (pro-rata for part-time/fixed-term), a season ticket loan scheme and access to a comprehensive range of personal and professional development opportunities. In addition, we offer a range of work life balance and family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, and campus facilities including an on-site nursery at the Mile End campus.

The post is based at the Whitechapel Campus in London. It is a full time or part time (21-35 hours per week), fixed term appointment for 2 years, with an expected start date of December 2021. The starting salary will be Grade 3, in the range of £28,208-£34,733 per annum (pro-rata), inclusive of London Allowance.

Queen Mary’s commitment to our diverse and inclusive community is embedded in our appointments processes. Reasonable adjustments will be made at each stage of the recruitment process for any candidate with a disability. We are open to considering applications from candidates wishing to work flexibly.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to (Robin Lerner) at r.lerner@qmul.ac.uk.

To apply for the role, please click the ‘apply’ button.

The closing date for applications is 6th December 2021

Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.

The School of Medicine and Athena SWAN Charter for Women in Science.

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