Research Assistant in Psychiatry and Applied Psychology

University of Nottingham School of Medicine

United Kingdom

Research Assistant (fixed term)

Closing Date
Wednesday, 20th January 2021
Job Type
School of Medicine - Division of Psychiatry & Applied Psychology
£27511 per annum (pro-rata if applicable)

We are seeking to appoint a Research Assistant to join the Neuropsychological evaluation and rehabilitation in multiple sclerosis (NEuRoMS) project. This is an NIHR funded project that aims to develop a cognitive screening and rehabilitation pathway for people with multiple sclerosis (MS). This post will be partly based at the Division of Psychiatry & Applied Psychology, University of Nottingham, and partly based within the Division of Neurology at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust.

This is an exciting opportunity for candidates who wish to learn about clinical research, and also deliver clinical services as part of the project. The post-holder will be responsible for supporting people with MS to complete cognitive screening online or on a tablet, and producing a report. They will also be required for deliver a manualised cognitive rehabilitation intervention for people with MS with mild cognitive problems. The rehabilitation will be provided face-to-face, over Skype or telephone. The post-holder will be required to collect data from the screening and rehabilitation sessions, complete data entry, and maintain clinical notes. They will also be required to undertake research-specific training and Trust-specific mandatory training. The post-holder will receive regular supervision from the research team. The post-holder is also expected to support participant recruitment for the project. The post-holder will work closely with the Programme Manager.

Candidates must have a good BA or BSc degree in psychology (minimum 2.1), should have experience working with vulnerable adults, and excellent interpersonal skills. The ability to work well and communicate within a team are essential. Broader experience of working with people living with multiple sclerosis will be an advantage. We are looking for someone who can demonstrate personal enthusiasm and commitment to the subject area.

The post will be offered on a fixed-term contract for 12 months on a full-time basis, and will be available from January 2021. Job share arrangements may be considered. 

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr Gogem Topcu, NEuRoMS Programme Manager, tel: 0115 82 31299 or email Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

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