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Trial Support Officer (Asssist 2)

Health Sciences
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University of York - Heslington Campus
Hours of work
Contract status
Fixed term
24,983 - 30,688 a year reduced pro rata for part time working
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Trial Support Officer (Asssist 2)

University of York – Department of Health Sciences

Location: York

Salary Range: £24,983 - £30,688 a year reduced pro rata for part time working.

Hours: Part time, 29.6 hours a week

Ref Number: 6814

Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract

Closing date: 24 July 2018

The Mental Health and Addiction Research Group (MHARG) situated in the Department of Health Sciences  at the University of York wishes to appoint a highly motivated Trial Support Officer to contribute to high quality research. The post offer’s the opportunity to be part of a large and successful research group, renowned for its methodological expertise and commitment to policy relevant research. 

MHARG is seeking an enthusiastic individual to assist with the coordination of their trials. As part of our programme of research we are collaborating on the Autism Spectrum Social Stories in Schools Trial 2 (ASSSIST2). The ASSSIST2 study is a randomised controlled trial and economic evaluation of a Social Stories intervention to address the social and emotional health of children with ASD in primary schools. The successful applicant will work with the ASSSIST2 research team to coordinate the randomised controlled trial. You will require a strong background in child mental health and an interest in pursuing a career in research and trials.

You will assist with the setup and co-ordination of trials, assist with provision of documentation to obtain appropriate ethical approval and assist with the writing of summary reports and publications, all under the supervision and direction of a trial co-ordinator and/or senior trial manager.  This will involve liasing with members of the research team (including secretarial and administrative staff, trial managers, trial co-ordinators, data managers, statisticians, health economists and qualitative researchers).  You will therefore be able to demonstrate excellent communication skills and have the ability to assist with the set up and co-ordination of randomised controlled trials.

You will hold a good first degree in a relevant area and demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of mental health, healthcare, social science or education research. Enthusiasm, commitment and ability to produce consistently high quality work within tight deadlines are also an essential requirement of this post.

This post is available part time (29.6 hours a week) on a fixed term basis for 33 months.

Informal enquiries to Professor Barry Wright ( or Danielle Varley ( For queries regarding the application process, please contact HR via

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