Research Assistant

  • Location : London
  • Status : Permanent Contract
  • Salary : £29,041 to £31,876 per annum
  • Closing date : 31/05/2023
  • Interview date : 16/06/2023

A great opportunity has become available for a Research Assistant to join the National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health. The successful candidate will support and assist the senior researchers in the development of mental health guidance, evaluations, competence frameworks, systematic reviews, research reports and articles for peer-reviewed publications, and other research tasks. The research assistant will be expected to search for research literature, sift articles, assist in data extraction, data synthesis and quality appraisal and contribute to the writing of reviews. The research assistant will also contribute to the design of questionnaires and focus groups, and the analysis of this qualitative data.

We are seeking an individual who has a good degree in psychology (or related field), has experience of identifying, retrieving and appraising research literature and extracting and analysing data, and is familiar with qualitative methods.

The successful candidate will also have a proven ability to communicate and present information in a clear and concise fashion and be able to work independently and as part of a small team.

The College values a diverse workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community, reflecting the population it serves.

We are committed to building and maintaining an inclusive and supportive culture, a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit. We aim to promote a more inclusive environment, which attracts all candidates and signals our commitment to celebrate and promote diversity.

We operate a hybrid working model of on-site and working from home/remote, which helps to ensure a flexible work-life balance.

We will consider putting into place appropriate reasonable adjustments for candidates who may have a disability.

We only recruit the best and in return for your commitment, the College offers an attractive salary and benefits.

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How to apply

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We welcome applications from all sectors of the community.

Closing date: Wednesday 31 May 2023, 10am

Interview date: Friday 16 June 2023 via Microsoft Teams

The College is an Equal Opportunities Employer. Charity registration no. 228636

The College is a proud member of the Disability confident employer scheme. A Disability Confident employer will offer an interview to any applicant that declares they have a disability and meets the minimum criteria (essential) for the job as defined by the employer. Please see the candidate information pack for more information.

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