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Trial Support Officer

Health Sciences
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University of York - Heslington Campus
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Fixed term
22,971 - 28,251 a year
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Role Description

An opportunity is available for an enthusiastic candidate to join the Mental Health Research Group (MHRG) at the Department of Health Sciences.  The post offers the successful candidate the opportunity to develop foundations for a career in health services research.

In the post you will you will work alongside colleagues to provide co-ordination, planning, support and administrative assistance for a number of trials conducted by the Mental Health Research Group. The role will also involve assisting in the recruitment of participants. You will work on a number of our current trials including a study of collaborative care for sub-clinical depression in older adults (the CASPER trial) and a study of computerised Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for common mental health problems (the REEACT trial).

Candidates with and without a post-graduate qualification (MSc) in a relevant subject are encouraged to apply. A particular strength of the post is that candidates without such a qualification would be expected to undertake a part-time MSc in Health Sciences within the Department over two years (1 day of teaching a week). This is a very highly regarded MSc and would equip you with a range of skills to further develop your research abilities.

The successful applicant will have a good first degree (usually 2.1 or above) in a relevant subject, a basic understanding of research methods, excellent written and oral communication skills, and experience of producing consistently high quality work within tight deadlines.

The Mental Health Research Group has international expertise in the recognition and management of common mental health problems and in improving the wellbeing of child and adult mental health. You will be based in the Department of Health Sciences, which has close collaborative relationships with other health-related departments and centres at York including the Centre for Health Economics, the Centre for Reviews and Dissemination and the Department of Social Policy and Social Work. The Department also has excellent links with the NHS.

This is a two year fixed term post, and the salary will be within the range of £22,971-£28,251 per annum within Grade 5 of the University’s salary scales. The post is available as full-time and the hours of work are 37 per week.

For further information, please contact Professor Simon Gilbody (



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