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Researcher/Research Fellow, Child Health Startup

Brightlobe Limited - Medical Device MHRA-Approved Clinical Trial on Child Development

Location: London
Salary: £32,000 to £36,000 Salary offered based on experience or PhD status
Hours: Full Time, Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 16th August 2022
Closes: 15th October 2022
Job Ref: RF-01

About the role

We are looking for a research fellow to join our pioneering study team. You will help us investigate how our mobile game, a medical device, can be used to track child development and inform early intervention. We aim to understand how our tool can be used as a digital neurodevelopmental assessment.

Working alongside our PI and world-class research advisory team, you will be carrying out neurodevelopmental assessments of children ages 3 to 8 years old in schools and clinical settings in London and surrounding areas. This role may involve travel.

Key responsibilities

  • Work alongside our research team in the delivery of our clinical trial - primarily administering neurodevelopmental assessments to young children (this may involve travel to schools);
  • Assist in the recruitment of children ages 3 to 8, liaising with schools, nurseries and other organisations to provide information about the clinical investigation and responding to questions and concerns;
  • Lead consent and briefing process for parents and caregivers of children showing interest in being part of the clinical trial;
  • Coordinate and schedule participant assessment appointments;
  • Organise documentation, paperwork and electronic records/forms pertaining to the clinical investigation as required;
  • Participate and contribute to meetings led by the research team, PI and study advisors for the improvement of study delivery as required;
  • Liaise regularly with families/caregivers to schedule assessment appointments and collect data
  • Collect and safely store research data, including completing brief qualitative interviews with children and families
  • Follow ethical guidelines throughout the duration of the study, including maintaining participant confidentiality and safety
  • Other duties may arise as the project continues dependent on applicant experience, such as completing qualitative analysis, disseminating research findings.
  • Show appropriate autonomy in organisation, time management and professional standards
  • Attend regular supervision with the research team, as required for the role

Requirements

  • An MSc or PhD in a relevant field such as cognitive neuroscience, clinical psychology or clinical neuropsychology, or equivalent research experience. Note that the salary offer will be dependent on experience. We are also accepting applications from educational psychologists.
  • An enhanced DBS check is required for this role. Please indicate whether you can already provide evidence of this.

Skills and attributes

  • Entrepreneurial spirit, ambitious, with a commitment to excellence
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, and ability to communicate well with people of all ages
  • Knowledge and experience of research in psychology, mental health or a related field
  • Strong team-working skills, as well as the ability to manage own time and work autonomously

Bonus experience

  • Previous experience working with and engaging young children, ages 3 to 8, in a school or relevant setting
  • Previous experience in administering neurodevelopmental or diagnostic assessments/screening tools (like the WISC, ABAS, etc)
  • Experience working in clinical trials or clinical validation studies

About Brightlobe

Brightlobe is an award-winning company that creates technology to support child development.

Our work combines immersive technology, children’s entertainment and cutting-edge research in neurodevelopment.

In 2019, we became VC-backed to grow our company and our product. We have also been the recipients of two Innovate UK grants, awarded by the UK government’s innovation agency.

Our team includes experienced engineers, surgeons, paediatricians, and advisors from top universities, healthcare and entertainment companies. These include Stanford University, Great Ormond Street Hospital, Disney, LEGO and more

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