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Research Assistant

Division of Psychiatry

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UCL, Gower Street, London, UK


  • Posted on: 18th Feb 2021
  • Salary: £31,542 - £33, 257 per annum
  • REF: 1874651
  • Closes: 04th March 2021
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
  • Hours: Full Time, Part Time

Duties and Responsibilities

We are looking for a motivated research assistant to manage a new data base, help with administrative tasks and assist with project management.

Our research aims to uncover genetic causes of complex diseases. The main focus is on depression, a highly prevalent yet not well understood disorder. Individuals with non-European ancestry are currently severely under-represented in research studies. With funding from a recently awarded ERC Starting Grant https://www.ucl.ac.uk/biosciences/news/2020/sep/dr-karoline-kuchenbaecker-receives-erc-grant we are extending this work and collecting new data from depression patients in Pakistan.

The post is part time 0.5 FTE and is available for an immediate start. The post is funded for 2 years from start date, in the first instance.

Key Requirements

The postholder will be responsible for managing a new database in collaboration with the project partners. Having the ability to manage ones own time and prioritising workloads to meet critical deadlines is essential. Experience of working with data from epidemiological or genetic studies will be beneficial.

Further Details

Further particulars including a full job description can be found at the bottom of the page.

To apply for this post please click on the ‘Apply Now’ button below.

Informal enquiries regarding the post can be addressed to Karoline Kuchenbaecker on k.kuchenbaecker@ucl.ac.uk.

UCL Taking Action for Equality

We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible.

Closing Date

4 Mar 2021

Latest time for the submission of applications


Interview date

9 March 2021

Our department holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award, in recognition of our commitment to advancing gender equality.

This appointment is subject to UCL Terms and Conditions of Service for Research and Support Staff.

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