Research Assistant in Population Health Sciences

Queen Mary University of London Institute of Population Health Sciences

Research Assistant IMPULSE

Department: Institute of Population Health Sciences
Salary: £34,220- £40,194 (Grade 4)
Reference: QMUL23687
Location: Whitechapel
Date posted: 17-Dec-2020
Closing date: 20-Jan-2021


School of School of Medicine and Dentistry - Institute of Population Health Sciences (IPHS)  
Post title: Researcher (IMPULSE study)

Salary: £34,220-40,194 per annum
Ref: QMUL23687

About the Role

The Unit for Social and Community Psychiatry (USCP) within the Institute of Population Health Sciences invites applications for a research assistant on the IMPULSE study, a European Commission funded project as part of the Horizon 2020 initiative and Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases (GACD). IMPULSE (Implementation of an effective and cost-effective intervention for patients with psychotic disorders in low and middle-income countries in South Eastern Europe) aims to facilitate the development of psychosocial care and treatment of people with psychotic disorders in five countries in the Balkans.

As part of this role, the successful candidate will be responsible to support dissemination activities, including scientific and public engagement events, study updates through social media, and to contribute to administrative tasks as part of routine project coordination. The post holder will be maintaining good communication with partners and contributing to scientific and practical activities; they will be encouraged to contributed, based on their interests, to scientific manuscript writing up and other dissemination outcomes. The post is for a period of 3 months initially with a possibility of a further extension. 

About You

The successful candidate should demonstrate a clear potential to facilitate and support the planning, organisation, and implementation of research, including experience with working in a research team, to promote research outputs’ dissemination, to undertake administrative tasks as expected for the level of experience. 
The post holder will have a central position in supporting dissemination activities for the project and to maintain and sustain good working relationships with research partners. 

About the Unit for Social and Community Psychiatry

The USCP is a World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre (the only one specifically for Mental Health Service Development worldwide), and since 2017 it hosts a NIHR Global Health Research Group for Developing Psycho-Social Interventions. The overall aim of the USCP is to study how mental distress can be reduced and overcome using social interactions, including interactions in societies, communities, groups, families, and healthcare settings. The research is multi-disciplinary and innovative, and involves the development and testing of novel interventions in mental health care. The post holder will be expected to work closely with colleagues in the USCP. 


We offer competitive salaries, access to a generous pension scheme, 30 days’ leave per annum (pro-rata for part-time/fixed-term), a season ticket loan scheme and access to a comprehensive range of personal and professional development opportunities. In addition, we offer a range of work life balance and family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, and campus facilities including an on-site nursery at the Mile End campus. 

The post is based at the Newham Centre for Mental Health in London. It is full time (37.5 hours per week), fixed term appointment, expected to start as soon as possible for a duration of 3 months initially with a possibility of a further extension up to 9 months in total. Starting salary will be in the range of £34,220 - 40,194 per annum (pro rata), inclusive of London Allowance.  

Queen Mary’s commitment to our diverse and inclusive community is embedded in our appointments processes. Reasonable adjustments will be made at each stage of the recruitment process for any candidate with a disability. We are open to considering applications from candidates wishing to work flexibly.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Nikolina Jovanovic at

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The closing date for applications is 20 January 2021. Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter. 

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