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Research Assistant - Heading Study

Department of Medical Statistics

Salary:  £34,854 to £40,011 per annum, inclusive.
Closing Date:  Wednesday 11 December 2019
Reference:  EPH-MS-2019-10

We are seeking a Research Assistant to play a pivotal role in a new study investigating the possible association between concussion and heading the ball and ageing (including brain health and cognitive decline) among former professional football players. A major part of the work will involve contacting potential study participants in order to carry out cognitive testing. 

In addition, the Research Assistant will be responsible for entering clinical and neuropsychological data and curation of the HEADING study database. The Research Assistant will work with another Research Assistant who is already working on this study, and related studies.

The successful candidate will have an MSc in psychology or a related discipline, with experience of database management and website maintenance as well as excellent planning and organisational skills and the ability to establish effective working relationships with professionals from a wide variety of backgrounds.  Further particulars are included in the job description.  

The post is full-time and funded until 31 August 2020 with the possibility of further extension. The salary will be on the Academic scale, Grade 5, currently £34,854 - £40,011 per annum (inclusive of London Weighting). The post will be subject to the LSHTM terms and conditions of service. Annual leave entitlement is 30 working days per year, pro rata for part time staff. In addition to this there are discretionary “Director’s Days”. Membership of the Pension Scheme is available.

Applications should be made on-line via our website at Applications should also include the names and email contacts of two referees who can be contacted immediately if shortlisted. Online applications will be accepted by the automated system until 10pm of the closing date. Any queries regarding the application process may be addressed to

The supporting statement section should set out how your qualifications, experience and training meet each of the selection criteria. Please provide one or more paragraphs addressing each criterion. The supporting statement is an essential part of the selection process and thus a failure to provide this information will mean that the application will not be considered. An answer to any of the criteria such as "Please see attached CV" will not be considered acceptable. 

Please note that if you are shortlisted and are unable to attend on the interview date it may not be possible to offer you an alternative date.

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