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Research Assistant (UKRI Project)

UCL - Clinical, Educational & Health Psychology

Location: London
Salary: £32,217 to £33,958 inclusive of London Allowance
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 25th November 2021
Closes: 7th December 2021
Job Ref: 1880563
 

The successful candidate will join PI Rachel Hiller’s team to work on the shaping of mental health and mechanisms leading to (un)successful transactions for care-experienced young people study. This is a full time post to support a longitudinal study of cognitive, social, and service-level predictors of the mental health and wellbeing of care-experienced young people.

Funded by the MRC, in a major investment in adolescent mental health research, we are conducting a large scale 4-year programme investigating risk and resilience in care-experienced young people aged 10-18yrs. The successful candidate will join a collaborative multi-disciplinary team, spanning UCL and Universities of Sussex, Oxford, Cardiff and Bristol.

The project is being co-led by Dr Rachel Hiller (UCL) and Dr Lisa Holmes (Sussex).

The Research Department of Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology undertake world-leading research and teaching in mind, behaviour, and language. It brings together researchers in a range of disciplines such as developmental psychology, clinical psychology, psychoanalysis, neuroscience, health, education, communication, medicine, behaviour and development. The Department is a vibrant environment for both study and research. UCL is the top-ranked university in the UK for research in Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience.

The successful candidate will be encouraged to contribute to the whole programme, but will particularly support the running of a large quantitative longitudinal study of psychological, social, and service-level processes associated with mental health and wellbeing in care-experienced young people move into senior school and also early adulthood. The post holder may also input into a qualitative piece of work that is happening alongside the quantitative study. The role will include working closely with postdoctoral research fellows, liaising with local authorities, supporting recruitment of young people and carers, conducting assessments and interviews, data management, record keeping and other administrative aspects of the project, and supporting the organisation of programme-wide knowledge exchange activities.

The Research Assistant will work closely with the PIs and postdoctoral research fellows (including one based at UCL).

The candidate will be primarily based in London, although the role will involve travel and some overnight stays for local authority meetings, research team meetings, and assessments (pending Covid-19 restrictions and considerations).

The successful candidate must be available to start between January and March 2022.

The successful candidate will be highly organised and proactive, with ability to manage multiple competing demands of a complex study and keen attention to detail. They will have a first class or high 2:1 degree (BA/BSc) in psychology or relevant discipline, and relevant experience in a related area to this project. They will have demonstrated knowledge of subject matter to effectively contribute to the project.

The candidate will have excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills, when communicating with different audiences and excellent IT skills. They will demonstrate the ability to organise and prioritise own workload to meet deadlines. A DBS check will be carried out before the successful candidate starts the role.

Applicants should apply online.

Latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59

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

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We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible.

Our department holds an Athena SWAN Silver award, in recognition of our commitment and demonstrable impact in advancing gender equality.

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