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Research Assistant

Are you an early career researcher looking for a challenge?  Do you have an interest in the mental wellbeing of older adults?  Do you want to further your career in one of the UK’s leading research intensive Universities?

The Academic Unit of Primary/Palliative Care & Public Health are looking to recruit a Research Assistant to work as part of the Leeds team on a large multi-centre randomised controlled trial. This is a primary care based trial which aims to develop and evaluate an innovative brief psychological intervention to manage depression among older people with long term physical health conditions, also known as multi-morbidity (The MODS Study – Multi-morbidity in Older aDultS).This five-year programme of research is funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Programmes for Applied Health Research.

The post holder will work closely with the local Principal Investigator and with the research teams at the University of York and Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust. They will responsible for co-ordinating the recruitment process in primary care locally, conducting diagnostic interviews with participants, supporting research activities on a day to day basis and being involved in the writing-up of research for publication. This is a significant developmental opportunity for ambitious candidates who wish to enhance their research skills and qualifications whist contributing to the success of these important trials.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Gemma Traviss-Turner, Lecturer in Primary Care

Telephone: +44 (0)113 343 30825, email:

Further Information

The University of Leeds is committed to providing equal opportunities for all and offers a range of family friendly policies. The University is a charter member of Athena SWAN and holds the Bronze award. The School of Medicine gained the Silver award in 2016.  We are committed to being an inclusive medical school that values all staff, and we are happy to consider job share applications and requests for flexible working arrangements from our employees.

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Medicine & Health
School/Institute:  Leeds Institute of Health Sciences (LIHS)
Section:  Academic Unit of Primary Care
Category:  Research
Grade:  Grade 6
Salary:  £27,025 to £32,236 p.a.
Working Time:  100% fte
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (From 1st November 2019 to 31st October 2023)
Release Date:  Friday 28 June 2019
Closing Date:  Monday 29 July 2019
Interview Date:  Thursday 29 August 2019
Reference:  MHIHS1229
Downloads:  Candidate Brief  

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