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Research Assistant (Fixed Term)

University of Cambridge - Department of Psychiatry

Location: Cambridge
Salary: £29,605 to £33,966 pa
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 16th February 2024
Closes: 10th March 2024
Job Ref: RN40561

This is an exciting opportunity to join a rapidly growing research programme concerning children and young people's mental health; the ChARM group. The post-holder will be based in Cambridge and work as a Research Assistant to support a National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) funded programme, "ATTEND", led by Professor Tamsin Ford. The ATTEND programme comprises of five interrelated work packages to evaluate a novel mindfulness intervention for adolescents with relapsed depression.

This  post will be based in Cambridge supporting the successful running of a multisite hybrid clinical and cost-effectiveness randomised controlled trial (work package 3), under the direction of the Site Lead Tamsin Ford, the Trial Manager, Gemma Giove Hunt, and the Programme Manager, Dr Rachel Hayes. This will include supporting the Cambridge site's recruitment and assessment of young people and carers, assisting with intervention delivery, and data entry and management. The postholder will also liaise with the wider study team including collaborators at the University of Cambridge and several other universities and NHS trusts, such as Exeter, King's College London, Sussex, Oxford, Nottingham, Surrey, and Bradford.

The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic and motivated person. They will have an interest in working with young people with mental health difficulties and in developing and evaluating new psychological interventions.  They will be highly organised with excellent communication and engagement skills. They will work well with others and independently, show initiative when faced with challenges, and have good problem-solving skills.

We welcome applicants who would like to use this opportunity to develop further research proposals, fellowship applications, or other grants.

Interviews will be held 4th April 2024

Informal enquiries are welcomed and should be directed to Gemma Giove-Hunt, Trials Manager,  (gg434@cam.ac.uk)

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 1 years in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service check (enhanced with children's barred list) and a health assessment.

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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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