Human Resources

Bilingual Research Assistant - QMUL19944

Department: Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine
Salary: £27,742 - 34,220 (Grade 3)
Reference: QMUL19944
Location: Charterhouse Square
Date posted: 06-Dec-2019
Closing date: 05-Jan-2020

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Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine

Preventive Neurology Unit

Bilingual Research Assistant


The Preventive Neurology Unit (PNU) has been set up with the aim of developing clinical trials to prevent neurological disease.  We perform clinical and epidemiological research in neurological diseases, with a view to developing preventive interventions for conditions such as dementia, Parkinson’s disease and multiple sclerosis.  

The PNU is part of the Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine, which has a focus on academic discipline, research, the translation of research into public health strategies and the practical implementation of such strategies – all dedicated to the reduction of disease and disability.

A key theme of our work is investigating how risk factors and presentations of these diseases vary by ethnicity and deprivation in our highly diverse East London region.  We are now looking for a full time Bilingual Research Assistant to join the PNU to work on an important new project looking at ethnicity and dementia.  

The main purpose of the role is to work with research participants from one of our key recruitment sites, the Tower Hamlets Diagnostic Memory Clinic, where a large proportion of patients are from Bengali or Sylheti speaking South Asian backgrounds. We aim to improve engagement with this population with the help of a Bengali and/or Sylheti speaking Research Assistant who will assist with recruitment and assessment of participants, and the collection of demographic, clinical and neuropsychological data.

The post is full-time and fixed term until 31 July 2021. Starting salary will be in the range £27,742 - £34,220 per annum inclusive of London Allowance. Benefits include 30 days’ annual leave and pension scheme.

Please note that it will not be possible for QMUL to issue a Certificate of Sponsorship for this role as it does not fall into one of the standard occupational codes deemed eligible for sponsorship by UK Visas and Immigration. Successful candidates will therefore need to be eligible to work in the UK or have limited leave to remain in the UK and associated right to work for the duration of their employment with QMUL, in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. 

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Polly Rawlinson at

Details about the institute can be found at

Application enquiries should be directed to

To apply, please visit the Human Resources website on and search for reference QMUL19944

The closing date for the applications is 11:59pm on 5th January 2020.

Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.

The Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry 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.

Valuing Diversity and Committed to Equality

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