Research Assistant

Research Department of Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology

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UCL, Gower Street, London, UK


  • Posted on: 16th Nov 2021
  • Salary: £32,217 - £33,958 per annum
  • REF: 1877158
  • Closes: 30th November 2021
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
  • Hours: Full Time

Duties and Responsibilities

We are looking for a Research Assistant to work on the ADVANTAGE visceral pain consortium. The full-time post will help develop better understanding the experience of chronic visceral pain (such as endometriosis, Crohns disease, and others), in particular, what constitute flares of pain and whether they can be predicted. The RAs work will involve interviews (most/all remote) of a large number of patients and qualitative analysis of the data; there is some quantitative analysis of questionnaire and diary/wearables data. The researcher would play a key role in the psychological component of the work.

This is part of a 4 year platform grant funded by the MRC and Versus Arthritis and involving basic and clinical scientists and clinicians in Cambridge, London and Edinburgh, and involvement of people with pain and relevant charities, who will support clinicians in recruiting.

The post is full time and funded for 2 in the first instance.

Key Requirements

An undergraduate Psychology Degree (First or Upper Second Class); a relevant MSc is an advantage. The researcher will be skilled in sensitive interviewing by remote media, and have experience of qualitative and quantitative analysis. S/he will be motivated and well-organised, with a strong interest in people living with chronic pain.

Further Details

A job description and person specification can be accessed below.

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Closing Date

30 Nov 2021

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