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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 28/07/2019.

Research Assistant (Band 6)

Job Reference: 363-CP5429

East London NHS Foundation Trust
CORP Autism Assessment Adults, LONDON
£36,481 to £44,044 pa inc HCA

ELFT has long been recognised as a centre of excellence for mental and health care, innovation and improvement. So it is a very exciting time for you to come and work for us. Our mission is to make a positive difference to people's lives by improving quality of life for all we serve. Our values are: We Care, We Respect, We are Inclusive – so we are looking for people who live and breathe these qualities when supporting service users and carers, and in their relationships with colleagues in the Trust and our partner organisations.

East London NHS Foundation Trust (ELFT)

Research Assistant (Band 6)
Full time (1.0 WTE) 23 Months

Location: Tower Hamlets Community Learning Disability Service, 2nd Floor Beaumont House, Mile End Hospital, London E1 4DG

We are seeking an enthusiastic and motivated researcher with an interest in autism in adulthood. You will join a research project, funded by the National Institute for Health Research, that is designed to improve diagnostic services for adults seeking autism assessment.

You will work across adult autism assessment services in EFLT, in Tower Hamlets, Hackney and Bedford. You will also have strong links with UCL in Bloomsbury, and with other sites outside the Trust, in Bristol and Cambridge.

The job involves taking a significant role in delivering a study of a new interview for diagnosing autism and duties will include: (1) facilitating recruitment of participants; (2) collecting data; (3) working with members of the autism community to ensure the project meets their needs; (4) conducting quantitative and qualitative analysis; and (5) writing research reports, including scientific papers for peer review journals.

As part of the role, you will receive regular supervision and the service is committed to continuous professional development with access to internal and external training opportunities. There will also be the chance to author scientific publications and present work to national and international audiences.

The successful candidate will have excellent research skills and, ideally, a postgraduate qualification (e.g., PhD) related to autism. They should be able to demonstrate experience of conducting research with autistic adults and of doing research in NHS services. They should have strong written and oral communication skills and the ability to work independently, as well as part of a team.

This post is full time (1.0 WTE) for 23 months.

The interview date is set for 7th August in the afternoon.

This post falls within the Criminal Records Disclosure Policy and therefore a criminal record check will be applied for, for successful candidate.



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