Research Assistant in Dementia Ref 6964

School/department: Brighton and Sussex Medical School
Hours:Full-time considered up to a maximum of 36.5 hours per week. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Contract: fixed term until August 2022 or for nine months
Salary: starting at £30,497 to £34,304 per annum, pro rata if part time
Placed on: 23 November 2021
Closing date: 16 December 2021.  Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date. 
Expected interview date: tbc
Expected start date: ASAP

Job description

Applications are invited for a Band 6 Research Assistant post in Dementia based at the Centre for Dementia Studies, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, University of Sussex site. It is hoped the successful applicant will join us as soon as possible. The post is fixed term until August 2022 or for nine months.

The post will involve contacting patients and carers to help in recruitment as well as obtaining, recording and analysing data under supervision. Some of our studies are multicenter and part of the appointed researcher role may involve liaising with national research colleagues at other centers.

During your time in this post you will receive regular supervision and training and you will be supported to advance your continuous professional development. You will have the opportunity to contribute to research papers and to be cited as co-author on relevant publications.

As well as working with colleagues at the medical school, you will have the opportunity to work with clinical research colleagues based at Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. Opportunities may also exist to obtain an NHS Research passport to allow access to clinical research participants.

The appointed Research Assistant will work on dementia research project/s carried out at the Centre for Dementia Studies under the supervision of senior staff. While the post will provide opportunities to develop various clinical research skills in the dementia field, these obtained skills will also be transferrable to other research areas.

The successful candidate will demonstrate good oral and writing skills and will be a good communicator. The ability to work productively with other researchers is a requirement for the post. While it is not essential, a Postgraduate qualification in a relevant field of study is an advantage.

Please contact Professor Naji Tabet for informal enquiries.

The University of Sussex values the diversity of its staff and students and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

You can find out more about our values and our EDI Strategy,  Inclusive Sussex, on our webpages.

Download job description and person specification Ref 6964 [PDF 109.28KB]

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How to apply

Download our professional services application form - Dec 2020 [DOC 203.00KB] and Personal Details and Equal Opportunities Form [DOC 119.50KB] and fill in all sections.

You must email your completed application, and personal details and equal opportunities form, to

You should attach your application form and all documents to the email in PDF format (we are unable to accept applications as or .pages) and use the format job reference number / job title / your name in the subject line.

You can also send your application by post to Human Resources Division, Sussex House, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9RH.

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