Research Assistant at Imperial College London

A new postdoctoral associate position in psychiatry is available at Imperial College London. This position is available for 18 months. Applications are welcome before June 03, 2019.

We are seeking two full-time research assistants to work on a clinical trial of clozapine for inpatients with borderline personality disorder. One post is just for the 6-month pilot phase (but with the possibility of a further 18 months), while the other post is for the whole study up to September 2021. At present, there are no licensed drug treatments for people with this condition and this will be the first ever clinical trial of medication for people with severe personality disorder.

The project is led by a team of researchers from Imperial College London, University of Manchester, University of Nottingham and Kings College London. The project lead is Professor Mike Crawford, Centre for Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College.

You will be responsible for overseeing and supporting the recruitment of study participants and the collection of clinical data. This project will involve liaising with doctors and other healthcare staff and collecting quantitative from patient's records and interviews with patients. It will also involve developing plans for parallel projects and submitting the results of these studies for publication.

You should have a primary degree in a clinically related topic psychology/ nursing/ or equivalent. You should have previous experience of recruiting, assessing and following up patients to clinical trials and experience of managing quantitative data. You must be willing to travel to a range of inpatient units across central, north and west London and the home-counties (Berkshire, Buckinghamshire & Northamptonshire). We want to appoint people who have excellent communication skills and personal qualities that are needed to work effectively with inpatients with personality disorder.

There aretwo full-time posts available: one post is for the initial 6-month pilot phase up to 11th February 2020 (but with the possibility of a further 18 months), while the other post is for the whole study up to 30th September 2021.

As this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check will be required for the successful candidate. Further information about the DBS disclosure process can be found at or by telephoning 0870 90 90 811. You may also wish to view the College's policy statements on the Recruitment and Employment of Ex-Offenders and the Secure Storage, Use, Retention & Disposal of Disclosures and Disclosure Information.

Should you require any further details on the role please contact: Professor Mike Crawford -

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Deadline: June 03, 2019
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