Research Assistant Psychologist
Norfolk & Suffolk Foundation NHS Trust
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We are delighted to offer an opportunity for 2 full-time Band 4 Research Assistant Psychologists to support new National Institute of Health Research -funded research grants. The positions are available until 31st December 2024 and will start January 2022.
1st Post: MINDS Research Assistant. MINDS aims to improve discharge processes from national mental health adult inpatient services through a systems approach.
2nd Post: DISCOVERY Research Assistant. DISCOVERY aims to undertake a realist evaluation of post-diagnostic dementia support in the UK Recovery College model.
The positions will support the study project managers and wider research team to deliver the key objectives and aims of each study. These include supporting the delivery of realist review and evaluation work packages and supporting the conduct of participatory workshops.
As both projects centre on the values of coproduction and the benefits of lived-experience for innovation and improving service delivery, awareness and experience of undertaking co-production work is a strong asset. Knowledge of qualitative methodologies is desirable but not essential.
Additionally, experience of working with marginalised and underserved mental health and older people's communities is desirable.
Main duties of the job
The successful applicants will be hard-working and dedicated to supporting health improvement, with a positive outlook on the importance of clinical research to support the wellbeing of adults living with mental health condition(MINDS) and/or older people and their families (DISCOVERY) .
They will require very good communication, organisational and technical skills to support equitable inclusion of stakeholders on the studies.
An 36 month fixed-term contract is on offer to 2 enthusiastic assistant psychologists with experience of working in mental health and/or older people's settings, to support delivery of intervention development through a mixture of clinical research, literature and administrative tasks.
The successful applicant will work as part of a clinical academic team alongside study research professionals at NSFT, Academic institutions such as University of East Anglia, Cambridge, Hertfordshire and Kings College London, Trust senior managers and service user and carer representative colleagues.
Within the Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust we are dedicated to the on-going improvement of services across the lifespan and recognise the importance of research, evaluation and development in this process.
The successful applicants will join a nationally-nominated multi-disciplinary clinical research team which specialises in developing and delivering programmes of collaborative mental health and dementia research.
The team offers opportunities for skill and professional development with opportunities for authorships, and is ideal for someone who is keen to develop a future career in clinical psychology or clinical research.
To be considered for this position, all applicants are required to state their preference for MINDS or DISCOVERY or "Either Position" within their supporting statement, and state their relevant experience for their chosen role.
A generic job description is available for Assistant Psychologist duties, with Supplementary Information detailing the specifics of these roles.
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