Job: Research Assistant: Early intervention ethics in psychosis

Deadline for applications is 12.00 midday on Monday 29th June.

University of Oxford Department of Psychiatry
Grade 6: £27,057 – £32,277 (discretionary range to £35,256) p.a.

Applications are invited for a research assistant to work on the Wellcome Trust-funded BeGOOD project (Becoming Good: Early Intervention and Moral Development in Child Psychiatry), which is held within the Neuroscience Ethics & Society Team, led by Professor Ilina Singh, in the Department of Psychiatry. The Early Intervention Ethics in Psychosis sub-study will investigate the social and ethical implications of participation in NHS England’s early intervention in psychosis programme, from the point of view of adolescents and their carers. The post is based in the Department of Psychiatry, in the Warneford Hospital and is funded for 12 months.

You will be involved finalising the study protocol, developing and managing the research ethics application process and managing recruitment of families into the study. You will oversee data collection (qualitative interviews and quantitative measures), will conduct qualitative interviews, and will be supported in data analysis, engaging team members as appropriate. You will also be expected to undertake relevant literature reviews and to understand the policy background of the early intervention in psychosis programme.

You will have a degree (2.1 or above) in psychology, bioethics or a related social science discipline along with knowledge and experience of delivering research projects in the area of bioethics, empirical ethics or social psychology, ideally in applied settings. You will be familiar with qualitative and quantitative approaches and data analysis, be able to create and manage databases and have excellent IT skills. Experience of conducting research with young people and/or in clinical settings would be an advantage.

Owing to the nature of this position, any offer of employment with the University will be subject to a satisfactory disclosure report from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

You will be required to upload a covering letter explaining how you meet the job requirements, as well as a CV and details of two referees as part of your online application.

For further information or to apply go here.


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