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Bilingual Study Assistant - QMUL14887

Department: Blizard Institute
Salary: Starting salary will be £24,588 (pro-rata) per annum, inclusive of London Allowance (Grade 2)
Reference: QMUL14887
Location: Whitechapel
Date posted: 24-Sep-2018
Closing date: 09-Nov-2018

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Blizard Institute

Bilingual Study Assistant

Field based in Luton / Watford areas

Salary: £24,588 pro-rata

(Equivalent to AfC mid range Band 4)

Ref: QMUL14887

An opportunity has arisen within the Centre for Genomics and Child Health for a number of part-time / sessional (9 - 15 hours per week) bilingual study assistants, fluent in at least one relevant South Asian language (Sylheti / Bengali / Urdu / Punjabi), to join the East London Genes & Health study team, which has been successfully recruiting to a large-scale community based health research study in London and is now extending to Luton, Watford and surrounding areas. The successfully appointed post holders will be mainly involved in the recruitment of participants from within a variety of healthcare and other settings, making this a predominantly field-based role. Bilingual study assistants will contribute to research investigations in collaboration with and under the supervision of the study team Project Manager / Chief Investigator in order to realise the aims, objectives and development of the project and in doing so will perform an important role in its overall success.

East London Genes & Health is one of the world’s largest community-based genetics studies, aiming to improve health among those of Pakistani and Bangladeshi heritage by analysing the genes and health of 100,000 people. The project is funded by the Wellcome Trust, Medical Research Council, Barts Charity and the National Institute for Health Research.

The posts are part time (maximum 15 hours per week) and fixed term for 6 months starting in November or as soon as possible thereafter. Starting salary will be £24,588 (pro-rata) per annum, inclusive of London Allowance. Benefits include 30 days annual leave per annum (pro-rata), pension scheme and interest-free season ticket loan.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Beverley MacLaughlin (Project Manager - East London Genes & Health) at

Further information about East London Genes & Health can be found at

Further information about the Blizard Institute can be found at

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The closing date for applications is 9 November 2018. Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.

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