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Research Assistant Required - Opportunity for a Graduate Student

Location:
Kedleston Road Campus
10 Sep 2021
29 Sep 2021
Job Description
Job Title:
Research Assistant  
Job Description:
The Research Assistant will join a team of researchers working on a project to improve care for women with chronic menstrual pain (dysmenorrhea). Their work will support the development and initial evaluation of a pilot intervention based on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and specifically adapted for chronic menstrual pain. The intervention will be animation-based, probably using Toonly© software.

The person appointed will also liaise and coordinate meetings with external partners and collaborators and identify potential new partners and collaborators, take responsibility for organising and managing the project data and administration, arrange and collect interview and questionnaire data, contribute to data analysis and report writing, and assist with the preparation of grant applications.

Candidate and Skills Requirements (all candidates must reside within the UK to undertake any role through the SEA):

Essential:

· Good honours degree (upper second) in a relevant discipline such as Psychology or Health Sciences

· Experience of conducting research projects

· Experience with qualitative and quantitative research methods

· Experience with spreadsheets, databases, word-processing, e-mail and internet software

· Knowledge of research ethics and governance procedures

· Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing

· Good interpersonal and teamworking skills and ability to work independently on a day-to-day basis

Desirable:
· Skills/experience with animation, eg., using Toonly© software
  Postgraduate qualification such as a Masters in a relevant subject such as Health Psychology
· Experience of project management
· Experience of working in clinical environments and/or with healthcare professionals
· Experience with psycho-educational or psychotherapeutic interventions
· Experience with online digital interventions · Experience of preparing grant applications
· Experience of academic writing for publication
· Knowledge of SPSS or other statistical software packages
· Experience of presenting scientific research results to various audiences
Working Hours and Length of Contract:
Start - 7 October 2021
270 hours in total, to be worked on a flexible basis between October 2021 and May 2022 - 8 months 
 
Rate of Pay:
£10.68 per hour 
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Closing date - 29 September 2021