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Psychology Assistant

Cardiff University - Division of Psychological Medicine and Clinical Neuroscience, Cardiff University School of Medicine, College of Biomedical and Life Sciences

Location: Cardiff
Salary: £23,715 to £27,929 per annum (Grade 4)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 30th November 2022
Closes: 16th December 2022
Job Ref: 15311BR

A position is available for a Psychology Assistant to work in the prestigious MRC Centre for Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics at Cardiff University. Based at the University’s flagship Hadyn Ellis Building, you will be part of a team of researchers at Cardiff University and University College London working on a MRC-funded programme grant entitled ‘IMAGINE-2: Stratifying Genomic Causes of Intellectual Disability by Mental Health Outcomes in Childhood and Adolescence.’

Your primary remit will be to recruit and assess children/ adolescents with an intellectual disability caused by a genetic deletion or duplication.  You will be required to conduct psychiatric interviews, assess neurocognitive function and obtain blood and saliva samples from participants. You will be required to travel UK-wide to assess patients in their own homes which will require overnight stays and work outside of normal office hours.

You should have a degree in Psychology or a related subject - minimum 2.1 (or equivalent). Experience of working with children/ adolescents who have a history of mental illness and/ or neurodevelopmental disorders is highly desirable. An understanding of the principles of conducting, interpreting and scoring psychiatric interviews would be highly desirable, as would experience of conducting neurocognitive assessments.

This post is full time (35 hours per week), available from 1st December 2022 and is fixed term until 30th September 2024.

Closing date: Friday, 16 December 2022

Cardiff University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity and to creating an inclusive working environment. We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds. We therefore welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of sex, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, trans identity, relationship status, religion or belief, caring responsibilities, or age.  In supporting our employees to achieve a balance between their work and their personal lives, we will also consider proposals for flexible working or job share arrangements.

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