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Research Assistant (TACK) - QMUL16456

Department: Blizard Institute
Salary: 31,054 to £32,735 per annum (Grade 4)
Reference: QMUL16456
Date posted: 16-Oct-2018
Closing date: 13-Nov-2018

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We wish to appoint a full time Research Assistant to a well-established research team. The Unit for Social and Community Psychiatry at Queen Mary University of London conducts research on social interactions in mental health care, including developing and evaluating novel interventions, with a leading role in international collaborations. In 2012 the Unit was designated as a WHO Collaborating Centre, the only one specifically for Mental Health Services Development in the world.  The Unit is headed by Professor Stefan Priebe and located at the Newham Centre for Mental Health.

The post holder will have a central role on the NIHR funded programme “Tackling Chronic depression – adapting and testing a technology supported, patient-centre and solution focused intervention for people with chronic depression (TACK)”.  The study began in April 2017 and aims to adapt and implement an effective and cost-effective intervention for the treatment of chronic depression.  The study will involve the collection of outcome data from patients and clinicians within the NHS, interviews using standardised quantitative measures and in-depth qualitative interviews.

The study is currently being conducted in five locations across the UK (East London, Essex, Gloucester, Oxford and Sheffield). The post holder will support the Principal Investigator (Dr Victoria Bird) and Programme Manager (Dr Philip McNamee) with the delivery of the study, data collection, data management and analysis.

The appointment is full time and fixed term to 30 September 2019 (with the possibility of extension) starting as soon as possible.   Salary will be within the range £31,054 to £32,735 per annum inclusive of London Allowance.  Benefits include 30 days annual leave, 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 Dr Victoria Bird at or +44 (0) 020 7540 4380.

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The closing date for applications is 13 November 2018.  Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.

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The School of Medicine and Athena SWAN Charter for Women in Science.

The School of Medicine holds a Silver Athena SWAN Award.  We are committed to the equality of opportunities and to advancing women’s careers.  We have policies to support staff returning from long-term absence, for flexible arrangements for staff with parental responsibilities and for childcare support.  As part of the School’s commitment to the Athena SWAN principles we strongly encourage applications from women.


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