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Position: Peer Research Assistant and Research Assistant
Institution: University of Nottingham
Department: Health Sciences
Location: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
Duties: The main study tasks include qualitative data collection, conceptual framework development, development and evaluation of an online randomised controlled trial, and development of a staff intervention. Both posts will contribute across the study with a primary focus on data collection and the online trial, and will gain substantial qualitative and quantitative experience. Personal experience of mental illness and recovery is required for one of the Research Assistant posts
Requirements: The posts will be of particular interest to people wishing to pursue a PhD related to the study, and active support for a part-time PhD will be available. Applicants who have relevant academic experience outside of mental health services and who wish to develop a career as a mental health service researcher may also be interested, as may people ultimately wishing to develop a clinical or especially a clinical academic role. The ideal candidate will have a strong commitment to recovery (whether developed through personal experience or through previous work in the area) and be able to show evidence of interest in research and the ability to engage creatively and productively with mental health service users, workers and managers
   
Text: Peer Research Assistant and Research Assistant Reference MED1438 Closing Date Thursday, 13th July 2017 Department Health Sciences Salary £26052 to £28452 per annum, depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance. We are offering two post-graduate posts, each for 4.5 years, in the NEON study, a Programme Grant for Applied Research funded by the NHS National Institute for Health Research. The aim of the NEON study is to investigate whether experiencing online stories of personal recovery (‘recovery narratives’) told by peers improves quality of life for people with psychosis. The post is based at the Institute of Mental Health in Nottingham. The main study tasks include qualitative data collection, conceptual framework development, development and evaluation of an online randomised controlled trial, and development of a staff intervention. Both posts will contribute across the study with a primary focus on data collection and the online trial, and will gain substantial qualitative and quantitative experience. Personal experience of mental illness and recovery is required for one of the Research Assistant posts. This is an exciting opportunity to join a world-leading mental health recovery research group. The NEON team will also include a Senior Research Fellow, a Software Engineer, a Statistician and an Administrator. The posts will be of particular interest to people wishing to pursue a PhD related to the study, and active support for a part-time PhD will be available. Applicants who have relevant academic experience outside of mental health services and who wish to develop a career as a mental health service researcher may also be interested, as may people ultimately wishing to develop a clinical or especially a clinical academic role. The ideal candidate will have a strong commitment to recovery (whether developed through personal experience or through previous work in the area) and be able to show evidence of interest in research and the ability to engage creatively and productively with mental health service users, workers and managers. To apply for Peer Research Assistant, please follow the link: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/jobs/currentvacancies/ref/MED152917 To apply for Research Assistant, please follow the link: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/jobs/currentvacancies/ref/MED152817 These are full-time posts. Informal enquiries may be addressed to Mike Slade, tel: 0115 8231330 or email m.slade@nottingham.ac.uk. Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.
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