Research Assistant (Fixed Term)

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This post involves working on two projects within the Cognition, Emotion and Mental Health programme at the MRC CBU. The first project the Wellcome-funded MYRIAD study looks at cognitive control over emotional information during adolescence and its relationship to mental health. The second looks at how adults with persistent mood or anxiety disorders understand and process their emotion and mood experiences.

The post holder should be a psychology graduate (or related degree), with knowledge and experience of delivering research projects, ideally in applied settings. The post holder will work as a research assistant on the two projects, taking responsibility for participant recruitment and data collection. Both projects will involve assessing participants on a range of cognitive, clinical and questionnaire measures. This is a varied and challenging role, which requires the ability to show judgment working independently, whilst also working collaboratively, be able to manage parallel demands, queries from both staff and stakeholders and liaise with different education, research and administrative staff.

The post holder will be line-managed by Senior Clinical Researcher Anna Bevan. The post holder will work with several other scientists employed at the CBU. The post holder will also contribute to the broader programme of the research group.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service check (enhanced with children and adults’ barred lists).

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 1st June 2023 in the first instance.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit:

Please ensure that you upload a covering letter and CV in the Upload section of the online application. The covering letter should outline how you match the criteria for the post and why you are applying for this role. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

Please include details of your referees, including email address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.

Closing date: 23rd June 2022

Interview date: to be confirmed

Please quote reference SU31497 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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