Research Assistant in Psychiatry and Applied Psychology

University of Nottingham Division of Psychiatry and Applied Psychology

Research Assistant (Fixed-term)

Closing Date
Wednesday, 16th December 2020
Job Type
School of Medicine - Division of Psychiatry & Applied Psychology
£27511 to £30046 per annum (pro-rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.

We are seeking to appoint a Research Assistant to join the On-Line Parent Training for the Initial Management of ADHD referrals (OPTIMA) research project.  The aim of the OPTIMA programme is to offer easy-access training and support to parents of 5-11 year old children recently referred to services for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) - related problems, who are awaiting full clinical assessment and diagnosis. This post will be based at the Division of Psychiatry & Applied Psychology, University of Nottingham, where the successful candidate will have access to a range of research expertise and facilities. 

The post-holder will assist and support the Principal Investigator (PI) of the OPTIMA project in carrying out academic research which include literature searches, conducting on-line surveys, carrying out analyses and drafting of reports.  The post-holder will work closely with the PI to help analyse data and will also offer administrative support for the PI and research team. 

Candidates must have (or be in the process of completing) an MSc degree in Psychology or a mental-health field area and experience of conducting qualitative and quantitative research including qualitative data analysis, as well as excellent interpersonal skills. Experience of working with parents/families and awareness and understanding of different family circumstances is also essential along with an understanding of the challenges facing families of children with ADHD and ODD-type problems. 

The post will be offered on a fixed-term contract for 12 months on a full-time (36.25 hours per week) basis and will be available immediately (please note that the post may be extended subject to confirmation of funding). Job share arrangements may be considered.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor David Daley, Professor of Psychological Intervention & Behavioural Change, Email: Please note that applications sent directly to these email address will not be accepted.

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