Research Assistant x 2 Posts

Vacancy Reference Number
Closing Date
15 Jun 2021
£31,542 to £33,257 per annum, including London Allowance
1 year

Job Details

Applications are invited for two Research Assistants to join the MRC National Survey of Health and Development Neuroimaging sub-study (also referred to as Insight 46) research team at the Dementia Research Centre, Department of Neurodegenerative Disease, UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology. The focus of this major longitudinal research programme is to examine the neuropsychological, neuroimaging and clinical effects of ageing in a sample of the 1946 British Birth Cohort. The postholders may also contribute to other cohort studies and to ongoing cross-sectional and longitudinal studies of rare and young onset dementias at the Dementia Research Centre.

The postholders will assist with the management of healthy older adults and subjects with dementia and cognitive impairment participating in these projects, including neuropsychological assessment. Duties will include co-ordination of research visits, administration of neuropsychological tests and clinical investigations, data curation and analysis, upkeep of equipment, preparation of test materials and, where appropriate, contributions towards publication of results.

Person Criteria

Applicants must have a good honours degree (minimum 2.1) in Psychology, Neuroscience, Biology or related discipline.  An understanding of research methodology is essential as is a strong working knowledge of data protection and GDPR regulations. Excellent oral and written communication skills, a very high level of consideration and care for patients and research subjects, strong problem solving abilities, and the ability to be meticulous and accurate in all aspects of work are also a requirement.  

Experience of using software for designing computerised experiments and/or analysing large datasets (eg MATLAB, R, Stata) is desirable as are experience of clinical trials, knowledge of medical statistics, experience of working with people with neurodegenerative disorders and experience of conducting clinical investigations. An Honorary contract will be sought from UCLH for which a DBS check will be required.

How to Apply

Contact Details

If you have any queries regarding the application process, please contact Samantha Robinson, HR Officer, UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology (email: