Assistant Research Psychologist

Job Title: Assistant Research Psychologist
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Lingfield
Salary: £27,021 per annum FTE
Job Published: June 29, 2018 11:59

Job Description

Assistant Research Psychologist

£27,021 per annum FTE

4 days a week, 30 hours per week

Fixed-Term up to 12 months

Based in Lingfield

Young Epilepsy is the national charity supporting children and young people aged 25 and under with epilepsy and associated conditions, as well as their families. We exist to improve the lives of children and young people with the condition to enable them to fulfil their potential and ensure they have the best quality of life. Research at Young Epilepsy is undertaken by The Prince of Wales's Chair of Childhood Epilepsy and other leading professionals in the field of epilepsy, working with UCL-Institute of Child Health and Great Ormond Street Hospital

The Research Department is responsible for the governance and coordination of the projects under the Young Epilepsy Research programme lead by the Prince of Wales’s Chair of Childhood Epilepsy.

This current role is part of the What I Need in School (WINS) Project team. The project aims to garner the views and experiences of school age children (6-15 years) with epilepsy, their parents and teachers regarding the impact of epilepsy on school functioning and their current and desired educational supports for young people with epilepsy. Additionally the Assistant Research Psychologist will undertake psychological assessments with the young people in their homes or at school as part of the validation of a new instrument the Assessment of Behaviour and learning in Epilepsy (ABLE).

The Assistant Research Psychologist will report to the Educational Psychologist and will be responsible for the day-to-day running of the project, supported by the Research Manager.

The main duties of the Assistant Research Psychologist include:

  • Recruit and consent research participants in liaison with the Consultant Community Paediatrician.
  • Administer psychological assessments to screen participants for neurodevelopmental problems in the children’s’ schools or homes.
  • Data entry and maintenance of the project database, ensuring high record keeping standards.
  • Undertake data analysis, and assist in the production of reports and summaries, using IT and statistical programmes.
  • Provide regular updates on the progress of the study to the Principal Investigator and the research team.
  • Prepare final report, analysing findings and conclusions from the research on experiences of young people with epilepsy in schools and the views of their parents and teachers.
  • Contribute to fundraising prospect searching, stewardship and applications.

Research experience including experience with statistical packages such as R and SPSS a full driving licence are desirable but not essential.

We offer an attractive range of benefits including generous annual leave, occupational pension scheme, subsidised dining room, gym membership options (on and off-site) and Perkbox, giving you access to nationwide benefits.

We are accessible by bus, by train via the East Grinstead branch of the Oxted Line and by car and offer free parking on our campus.

If you have any specific queries in relation to this position, please contact Amy Muggeridge, research Manager email or Dr Colin Reilly

For further details of these and other vacancies, please visit our website:

Closing date: 23rd July 2018.

Where a high number of applications are received, the post will be closed and a limit put on the number of applications. If you do not hear anything within two weeks of the closing date, please assume you have been unsuccessful.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check (formerly CRB) will be required.

Young Epilepsy strives to employ people that reflect the community it serves; therefore, applications from minority groups and people with disabilities are particularly welcomed.

Please refer to our website for Privacy Policy.

Young Epilepsy is the operating name of the National Centre for Young People with Epilepsy. Registered Charity No: 311877 (England and Wales).

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