Psychology Assistant

Job Title: Psychology Assistant
Contract Type: Full-time
Location: Cardiff
Salary: £21,585 - £25,728
Reference: 6501BR
Job Published: October 09, 2017 15:27

Job Description

Division of Psychological Medicine and Clinical Neurosciences

Cardiff University School of Medicine
College of Biomedical and Life Sciences

Vacancy Number: 6501BR

The Division of Psychological Medicine and Clinical Neuroscience and MRC Centre for Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics at Cardiff University School of Medicine seeks to appoint an Psychology Assistant. The Medical Research Council funded grant ‘Early-onset depression: characterising development and identifying risks.’ provides an exciting opportunity to join a multidisciplinary research team investigating the causes of major depression.

The successful applicant will work within the child and adolescent/developmental disorders research group at the MRC Centre for Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics, Cardiff University. The post-holder will conduct research interviews with individuals at increased familial risk of depression (the Early Prediction of Adolescent Depression; EPAD sample) and their families. Additional duties will include scheduling appointments with participants, maintaining accurate records, data entry, and administrative tasks to support the day-to day running of the project.
The position will be based at Cardiff (supervised by Dr Frances Rice) but the successful candidate will be required to travel across England and Wales to conduct research interviews.  A degree in Psychology or related subject is essential.  Knowledge of developmental psychopathology/child and adolescent mental health is also required.
This post is full time (35 hours per week), available from 1st October 2017 and is fixed term for 2 years.

Salary: £21,585 - £25,728 per annum (Grade 4). Please note that it is anticipated the maximum starting salary for this post will be £21,585 per annum.

Closing Date: Saturday, 21 October 2017

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Please be aware that Cardiff University reserves the right to close this vacancy early should sufficient applications be received.

Cardiff University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity and to creating an inclusive working environment. We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds who have the ambition to create a University which seeks to fulfil our social, cultural and economic obligation to Cardiff, Wales, and the world.  In supporting our employees to achieve a balance between their work and their personal lives, we will also consider proposals for flexible working or job share arrangements.

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