Research Assistant – RAISe-Dementia Study (With Funding for up to 26 Months)

Opening Date:
16 Sep 2019
Closing Date:
7 Oct 2019
Salary Range:

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 (35% postgraduate level) from more than 150 countries and staff from over 75 countries. In the last REF, City doubled the proportion of its total academic staff producing world-leading or internationally excellent research. Led by President, Professor Sir Paul Curran, City has made significant investments in its academic staff, its estate and its infrastructure and continues to work towards realising its vision of being a leading global university: it has recently agreed a new Vision & Strategy 2026. Founded in 1894, City is celebrating its 125th anniversary this year.

The Division of Nursing in the School of Health Sciences is one of London’s most established providers of health care education, delivering high quality undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. It has a strong portfolio of world-leading research in the areas of child health, mental health care, people with physical health and long-term conditions, acute and critical care and care of the older person. The Division works in partnership with service users and carers, alongside health and social care experts and providers to develop and deliver education and research which shapes future nurse leaders.

We are seeking an experienced research assistant familiar with mixed-methods research to work on the Risk Assessment and Increasing Safety in Dementia (RAISe-Dementia) study. The aim of the project is to examine the validity, feasibility and acceptability of the risk assessment tool for people living with dementia, which is currently being used in Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust. The role holder will be based at the Centre for Mental Health Research in the School of Health Sciences, City, University of London. This study is currently underway and is being undertaken in collaboration with the research team in the Mental Health of Older Adults Department, Division of Psychiatry, UCL. We are looking to recruit a dynamic, self-motivated individual with exceptional organisational skills with a background in either nursing, psychology or a related discipline. Experience of working with people living with dementia and of undertaking research would be beneficial.

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