Research Assistant

Opening Date:
19 Aug 2019
Closing Date:
3 Sep 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.

This project commenced on 1 October 2017 and is funded by the NIHR HS&DR programme (16/52/25).
TITLE: Rethinking Strategies for Positive Newborn Screening Result (NBS+) Delivery (ReSPoND): a process evaluation of co-designing interventions to minimise impact on parental emotional well-being and stress.

The aim of the project is for parents and health professionals to work together to design interventions to facilitate effective communication of positive newborn screening results to parents by health professionals. This is a mixed-methods design consisting of four phases. Data will be collected using methods such as a national survey, observation of clinical practice, interviews with staff and parents and co-designed events. The study team consists of nurses, psychologists, medics and a health economist based at hospitals and universities within England.


This is an exciting opportunity to join a very skilled research team undertaking a complex national study funded by the NIHR HS&DR Programme. The successful applicant will be involved in all aspects of the study including, but not limited to; data collection, analysis, team and advisory group meetings, report writing and presentation of study findings.

Person Specification

We are looking to recruit a dynamic, self-motivated individual with exceptional organisational skills who pays attention to detail with a background in either nursing, psychology or a related discipline. Experience of working with families and of undertaking / being involved in research would be beneficial.

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