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Research Assistant

Department of Brain Sciences

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Imperial College London, Exhibition Road, London, UK


  • Posted on: 04th Jan 2022
  • Salary: £36,694 - £39,888 (pro rata)
  • REF: MED02925
  • Closes: 18th January 2022
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
  • Hours: Part Time

Job description

Job summary

The post is for a research assistant to coordinate a large-scale, multifaceted study working within a mixed research and clinical team on an upcoming trial looking at the effects of psilocybin in people living with chronic pain.

Duties and responsibilities

The post-holder will have duties across many areas of the study including (but not limited to), coordination and management of a multidisciplinary team, liaising with patients and their care teams, and collecting data across different formats including EEG, questionnaires, and interviews. It is critical that the post-holder can demonstrate organisational skills that will be required for managing largescale data collection in an efficient and reliable manner. It is also desirable that the post-holder has some experience working with regulatory bodies involved in trial management.

Additional responsibilities include attending regular team meetings, organising scheduling for participants in accordance with the protocol, meeting with patient care teams and GPs, timely and accurate data collection, and completing relevant training.

Essential requirements

The post holder must have experience working in research, ideally with experience or training related to psychedelic assessed therapy. Applicants are expected to have excellent verbal and written communication skills, and can collect, organise and record data in a timely and reliable fashion.

More detail regarding the expected and desirable criteria can be found on the Job Description.

Further information

This post is part-time, 3 days a week, based at our Hammersmith Campus starting on 1 st March 2022 for 12 months.

As this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, at the appropriate level, will be required for the successful candidate.

Should you require any further details on the role please contact : Dr Erritzoe (d.erritzoe@imperial.ac.uk).

The College is a proud signatory to the San-Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA), which means that in hiring and promotion decisions, we evaluate applicants on the quality of their work, not the journal impact factor where it is published.For more information, see: https://www.imperial.ac.uk/research-and-innovation/about-imperial-research/research-evaluation/

The College believes that the use of animals in research is vital to improve human and animal health and welfare. Animals may only be used in research programmes where their use is shown to be necessary for developing new treatments and making medical advances. Imperial is committed to ensuring that, in cases where this research is deemed essential, all animals in the College’s care are treated with full respect, and that all staff involved with this work show due consideration at every level. http://www.imperial.ac.uk/research-and-innovation/about-imperial-research/research-integrity/animal-research /

Additional information

Please note that job descriptions cannot be exhaustive, and the post-holder may be required to undertake other duties, which are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities.

Imperial College is committed to equality of opportunity and to eliminating discrimination. All employees are expected to follow the Imperial Values & Behaviours framework . Our values are:

  • Respect
  • Collaboration
  • Excellence
  • Integrity
  • Innovation

In addition to the above, employees are required to observe and comply with all College policies and regulations.

We are committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment for all. We therefore encourage candidates to apply irrespective of age, disability, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion and belief, gender identity, sex, or sexual orientation. We are an Athena SWAN Silver Award winner, a Disability Confident Leader and a Stonewall Diversity Champion.

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