1. Home
  2. Jobs

Job Details

Skip to content

Research Assistant

Reference Number
Northampton Square  Map & Directions
School / Service
School of Health Sciences
Contract Duration
Salary Range (£)
33518 to 33518


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 19,500 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.

We are seeking to recruit an excellent Research Assistant to work on an ambitious and exciting programme of research to trial an innovative peer worker intervention to enhance discharge from inpatient to community mental health care (the ENRICH programme).

The role holder will be based at the Centre for Mental Health Research in the School of Health Sciences, City, University of London and be part of a large multi-agency team running this challenging project.

This post is to work for 16 months on the full trial, which is currently underway across a number of mental health NHS Trusts.


The main purpose of the post is to support conduct of the full trial in East London NHS Foundation Trust, and to work with the team to support the trial in other parts of the country as required.

The role will involve regular liaison with clinicians, peer supporters and research staff, recruitment of participants, collection of qualitative and quantitative data, and analysis of qualitative data. You will also prepare research findings for feedback to study sites and contribute to various publications.

Person Specification

The successful candidate will have a first degree in a relevant discipline, a higher level research degree would be desirable. Experience of employing quantitative and qualitative research methods and conducting qualitative analysis is essential along with experience of mental health and/or social care services and excellent communication and organisational skillls .

The successful candidate will understand the demands of participant recruitment and obtaining informed consent and have experience of writing research reports, peer-reviewed publications and conference presentations.


Additional Information

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

Closing date for applications: 11.59pm 25 February 2018.

Interviews will take place on 9 March 2018  

Actively working to promote equal opportunity and diversity.

Academic excellence for business and the professions.


Please use the link below to view further details for this job.