|Salary:||£27,929 to £32,348|
|Placed On:||16th March 2023|
|Closes:||28th March 2023|
This is an exciting opportunity to join the Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge working on the NIHR funded Tailoring Psychological Therapies in Wellbeing Services (TYPPEX) research programme in partnership with Cambridge and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust.
TYPPEX is a seven-year programme to develop, pilot and evaluate the effectiveness of an enhanced training programme for cognitive behavioural therapists working in the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) services, increasingly known as NHS Talking Therapies. The training programme aims to help therapists deliver enhanced treatments to service users with complex depression and anxiety, indexed by the presence of low-threshold psychotic symptoms.
Now in year six, the programme is mid-way through a large, stepped-wedge cluster randomised controlled trial, led from the main site in Cambridge. The work includes collaborations with the Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust, the Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation, and the Universities of East Anglia, Brighton, York, Manchester, Dundee and King's College London. Further trial sites are likely to open. The role of the successful applicant will be to support the delivery of the trial. The appointee will be involved in a range of protocol-based research activities such as the remote/digital recruitment of research participants, providing support to participating therapists, data entry and cleaning, communications, administrative tasks associated with a large research trial as well as opportunities to contribute to high-profile academic publications and conferences.
This position will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, and the post-holder will be expected to apply for an NHS Research Passport on taking up the role.
While the RA will be expected to be in Cambridge (the office base) or other sites for meetings and other work from time to time, the role may be suitable for hybrid working.
Informal enquiries may be directed to Debra Russo, firstname.lastname@example.org
To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit: www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/39883.
Applicants must have (or be close to obtaining) a PhD.
Appointment at Research Associate level is dependent on having a PhD. Those who have submitted but not yet received their PhD will initially be appointed as a Research Assistant (Grade 5, Point 38 £31,411) moving to Research Associate (Grade 7) upon confirmation of your PhD award.
Please ensure that you upload a covering letter and CV in the Upload section of the online application. The covering letter should outline how you match the criteria for the post and why you are applying for this role. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.
Please include details of your referees, including email address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.
Please quote reference RN35768 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.
The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.
The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.
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