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Job id: 090825. Salary: £37,332 - £42,099 per annum pro rata, including London Weighting Allowance.

Posted: 11 June 2024. Closing date: 18 June 2024.

Business unit: IoPPN. Department: Psychological Medicine.

Contact details: Prof Trudie Chalder. Trudie.chalder@kcl.ac.uk

Location: Denmark Hill Campus. Category: Research.

About us:

The Department of Psychological Medicine focuses on the interface between psychiatry and medicine, psychiatry and occupation, psychiatry and the military, and psychiatry in different settings. The disorders of interest are those of the common mental disorders, such as depression, anxiety, perinatal psychiatry, psychological oncology, eating disorders and stress related disorders.

About the role:

This is an opportunity to join a multidisciplinary Guy’s & St Thomas’ Hospital Charity-funded study that aims to investigate the efficacy of a psychophysiological intervention, called Balance-ACT, for long COVID, in the context of a randomised controlled trial.

The research assistant will carry help with all aspects of trial management including recruiting patients to the trial and carrying out psychological and physical assessments.

The successful candidate will join a team of clinicians and scientists working across the spectrum of physical and mental health under the supervision of Professors Trudie Chalder and Nick Hart; and Dr Caroline Jolley. The work will be conducted in the Department of Psychological Medicine with strong links to the Centre for Human and Applied Physiological Sciences laboratories in the King’s College Hospital Department of Respiratory Medicine; and Respiratory Medicine at St Thomas’.

The postholder will work closely with clinical colleagues in the community and hospital-based long COVID services across King’s Health Partners. The post holder will receive training and supervision from a range of experts.

This is a part time post (17.5 Hours per week), and you will be offered a fixed-term contract until 31/3/2025.

About you:

To be successful in this role, we are looking for candidates to have the following skills and experience:

Essential criteria

1.      Degree in Psychology

2.      Excellent communication skills and experience creating communications for a variety of audiences

3.      Clinical Trial management experience including reporting, data monitoring, ethics etc

4.      Excellent research skills including literature searches, writing papers, presenting data and data analysis

5.      Data management experience of clinical trials

Desirable criteria

1.      MSc in health psychology (or a related area)

2.      Knowledge of qualitative methodologies

3.      Understanding Good Clinical Practice Guidelines and current GCP Certificate

4.      Excellent Microsoft office skills, database and statistical analyses packages.

5.      Experience of research governance and processes such as IRAS. 

Downloading a copy of our Job Description

Full details of the role and the skills, knowledge and experience required can be found in the Job Description document, provided at the bottom of the next page after you click “Apply Now”. This document will provide information of what criteria will be assessed at each stage of the recruitment process.

Further information

We pride ourselves on being inclusive and welcoming. We embrace diversity and want everyone to feel that they belong and are connected to others in our community.

We are committed to working with our staff and unions on these and other issues, to continue to support our people and to develop a diverse and inclusive culture at King's. We ask all candidates to submit a copy of their CV, and a supporting statement, detailing how they meet the essential criteria listed in the advert. If we receive a strong field of candidates, we may use the desirable criteria to choose our final shortlist, so please include your evidence against these where possible.

To find out how our managers will review your application, please take a look at our ‘How we Recruit’ pages.

We are not able to offer sponsorship for candidates who do not currently possess the right to work in the UK.

This post is subject to Disclosure and Barring Service and Occupational Health clearances.