Research Assistant

Opening Date:
21 Jun 2023
Closing Date:
9 Jul 2023
Salary Range:

Ref (SHPS00277)

Founded in 1894, City, University of London is a global university committed to academic excellence with a focus on business and the professions and an enviable central London location.

City attracts around 20,000 students (over 40% postgraduate level) from more than 150 countries and staff from over 75 countries.

In the last decade, City has almost tripled the proportion of its total academic staff producing world-leading or internationally excellent research. During this period, City has made significant investments in its academic staff, its estate and its infrastructure and continues to work towards realizing its vision of being a leading global university.
We have an opportunity for a Research Assistant to work on the Supporting Adolescents with Self-Harm (SASH) study. SASH is a randomised controlled trial which aims to evaluate the clinical- and cost-effectiveness of a brief psychological intervention designed for adolescents presenting to Emergency Departments with self-harm.

The project has been generously funded by the Kavli Trust (see: The intervention is an approach for supporting adolescents who self-harm, combining Therapeutic Assessment, a safety plan and solution-focused follow-up contacts.

The postholder will contribute to the running of trial across Emergency Departments in CAMHS Urgent Care/Crisis Teams. They will be responsible for screening and recruiting adolescents from participating teams, and collecting outcome and interview data with adolescents, parents and clinicians. They will be provided training on the intervention in order to support clinicians to deliver the intervention in sites. This will involve spending substantial time at research sites across London. This will require flexible working, travel to sites and some work outside of office hours, including evenings.

The postholder will have a relevant first/Masters’ degree and experience working with people with mental health problems. They will have experience of conducting and delivering high quality quantitative research. They will be highly motivated, have outstanding academic skills, excellent interpersonal skills, the ability to work independently and collaboratively, identify problems early, and be able to respect and communicate confidential information in a sensitive and effective manner.

City offers a sector-leading salary, pension scheme and benefits including a comprehensive package of staff training and development.

Closing date for applications: 9th July 2023 at 11:59pm
Interviews are scheduled for 19th July 2023.

To apply and for more information about the post please use the links below.

Where hybrid working can be accommodated, specific arrangements will be agreed with the successful candidate before their start date. Regardless of where colleagues are working, City, University of London’s premises will be their primary and contractual place of work.

City, University of London is committed to promoting equality, diversity and inclusion in all its activities, processes, and culture for our whole community, including staff, students and visitors.

We welcome applications regardless of age, caring responsibilities, disability, gender identity, gender reassignment, marital status, nationality, pregnancy, race and ethnic origin, religion and belief, sex, sexual orientation