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Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Healthcare Evaluation

Clinical Psychology

Location:  Egham
Salary:  £35,333 to £41,743 per annum - including London Allowance
Closing Date:  Monday 04 March 2019
Interview Date:  Friday 08 March 2019
Reference:  0918-382-R

Applications are invited for the post of Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Healthcare Evaluation in the Department of Psychology

This post is Full-Time, Fixed Term (12 Months)

The post is under the aegis of the MS in the 21st Century initiative (www.msinthe21stcentury.com). It is funded by Merck KGaA.

The successful candidate will facilitate and support a randomised controlled trial to evaluate a consultation planner for people with MS attending hospital appointments. The study is in collaboration with two internationally eminent MS clinical centres, led by Professor Gavin Giovannoni at Bart’s London and Professor Jeremy Hobart at Peninsula Medical School Plymouth. The post holder will be responsible for liaison with these centres, including training and supporting staff, which will involve some travel; overseeing recruitment and data collection and storage, which will involve setting up data bases to manage questionnaire results, audio tapes and transcriptions; quantitative and qualitative analysis of results; contributing/leading on papers for peer-review journals, conference presentations and other dissemination, including social media.

Qualified to Doctoral level (PhD or DClinPsy), the post holder will have a strong understanding of clinical research methods and an interest in patient engagement and empowerment. Good communication skills and the ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with academic and clinical partners are essential. 

This is a full time 1 year post, available from 18 March 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter. The post is based in Egham, Surrey where the College is situated in a beautiful, leafy campus near to Windsor Great Park and within commuting distance of London. The Psychology Department at Royal Holloway is an exciting and inspiring research environment and was rated sixth in the UK in the last REF.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Professor Dawn Langdon d.langdon@rhul.ac.uk

To view further details of this post and to apply please visit https://jobs.royalholloway.ac.ukFor queries on the application process the Human Resources Department can be contacted by email at: recruitment@rhul.ac.uk

Please quote the reference: 0918-382-R

Closing Date:Midnight, 4 March 2019 

Interview Date: Friday 8 March 2019

Please note that it will not be possible for the College to issue a Certificate of Sponsorship for successful candidates as this role 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 the College, in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. 

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The University is committed to equality and diversity, and encourages applications from all sections of the community.


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