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P84696 Cognitive Rater (GRA/PDRA)

University of Exeter - Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

Location: Exeter
Salary: The starting salary will be from £28,762 up to £36,386 (pro rata) on Grade E, depending on qualifications and experience.
Hours: Full Time, Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 23rd September 2022
Closes: 10th October 2022
Job Ref: P84696

This role is available on a full time or part time basis at Graduate Research Assistant (GRA) or Postdoctoral Research Associate (PDRA) level depending on experience, on a fixed term basis until 31 March 2023.

This role offers the opportunity for hybrid working – some time on campus and some from home.

The post

You will support Skyline, a large-scale multi-national clinical trial that will be recruiting healthy older adults in Exeter and will test a new medication in participants who are at risk for or at the earliest stages of Alzheimer’s disease.

You will be responsible for interviewing and completing detailed cognitive assessments and rating scales with research participants and their informants/caregivers. You will administer semi-structured tests or rater scales as per protocol, including but not limited to CDR, MMSE, RBANS, CSSRS. Candidates will need excellent communication and organisational skills and will be expected to conduct interviews with the study participants and their study partner/ informant following study specific protocols and guidelines.

About you

Experience of administering structured cognitive scales and functional assessments in clinical or research settings is desirable

For GRA level you will required to be educated to first degree level.

For PDRA level a PhD (or nearing completion)or equivalent qualification.

Please ensure you read the Job Description and Person Specifications for full details of this role.

What we can offer you

  • Freedom (and the support) to pursue your intellectual interests and to work creatively across disciplines to produce internationally exciting research;
  • Support teams that understand the University wide research and teaching goals and partner with our academics accordingly
  • An Innovation, Impact and Business directorate that works closely with our academics providing specialist support for external engagement and development
  • Our Exeter Academic initiative supporting high performing academics to achieve their potential and develop their career
  • A multitude of staff benefits including sector leading benefits around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (up to 26 weeks full pay), Paternity leave (up to 6 weeks full pay), and a new Fertility Treatment Policy
  • A beautiful campus set in the heart of stunning Devon

The University of Exeter

We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities and in the top 150 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022 and QS World University Ranking 2022).  

Our research income in recent years means we’re the fastest growing UK Research University with some of the world’s most influential scientists, and we seek to answer some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today through this. More than 99% of our research is of international quality and our world-leading research impact is growing faster than any other Russell Group university (2021 Research Excellence Framework). We encourage proactive engagement with industry, business and community partners to enhance the impact of research and education and improve the employability of our students. Read about our world leading research – Green Futures and how we are transforming education for a changing world. We are located in a beautiful part of the country and Exeter (a fast growing tech hub) is one of only a few UK cities to have been designated as a UNESCO Creative City.

Further information

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Sue Dyson, s.dyson@exeter.ac.uk or 07823330486.

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