Research Assistant - PsyMaptic-A Study

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Company: University College London

Department: UCL Division of Psychiatry

Salary: £30,316 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance.

Hours: Full Time

Contract type: Fixed-Term/Contract

Type / Role: Academic or Research

Phone: +44-1395 4502166

Fax: +44-1290 1699279

E-mail: N\A


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Applications are sought for a Research Assistant in the PsyMaptic-A study (Psychiatric Mapping Translated into Innovations for Care – Advanced). The PsyMaptic-A study is investigating whether it is possible to develop advanced prediction models of future demand for Early Intervention in Psychosis [EIP] services in England, based on epidemiological data about the risk of psychotic disorders and demographic projections. The post involves collecting and managing secondary data, comparing observed data from routine databases to observed predictions, basic analysis of epidemiological data and assistance with drafting manuscripts and reports. The post holder will be part of the PsyLife group ( within the Division of Psychiatry, and will join a department that is working on several areas of service provision for adults with severe mental health problems.

This full time post is funded by the Wellcome Trust and is available from October 2017, for 12 months in the first instance.

The post holder will be a researcher with an undergraduate degree (2:1 or above) in a discipline with substantial quantitative/statistical training, and ideally, a Master’s degree in epidemiology, biostatistics or similar. The post holder will have experience of working with quantitative datasets in a health-related field, and in secondary data management and using statistical analysis software (Stata, R, SAS, etc), and an understanding of major analytical approaches in observational epidemiology.

This is a developmental post and would be particularly suitable for someone at an early stage seeking a career in mental health research, epidemiology, biostatistics or public health and policy. There may be an opportunity for postgraduate (Ph.D.) study to be pursued by the postholder (subject to funding confirmation). Strong support for personal and professional development will be available.

This is a re-advertisement; previous applicants need not apply.

UCL vacancy reference: 1664475.

Applicants should apply online. To access further details about the position and how to apply please click on the ‘Apply’ button below.

If you have any queries regarding the vacancy please contact: Dr James Kirkbride, [email protected] tel: 020 7679 9297.

For general queries about the application process please contact Ros Brown, [email protected] tel: 020 7679 9038.

Those selected for interview will be contacted by email so please ensure your contact details are correct.

Closing Date: 10 September 2017.

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