Research Assistant

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Closing date: 21st June

Research Assistant

Duties and Responsibilities

The Empowering Better End of Life Dementia Care (EMBED-Care) programme is a ground-breaking project funded by the ESRC/NIHR dementia call.

This ambitious programme, based at the Marie Curie Palliative Care Research Department, UCL and the Cicely Saunders Institute, King’s College London, aims to provoke and maintain a step-change in care for people with dementia, including those with young onset and rapidly progressive “prion” dementias.

The successful applicant will primarily be involved in Work Stream 3, a study of symptoms, needs and care provision in dementia towards the end-of-life. This cohort study will include people with young onset and rapidly progressive “prion” dementias and their carers to understand previously neglected groups. They will work closely with the programme manager and Work Stream 3 RA at UCL and colleagues at King’s College London. They will liaise with professionals working in memory clinics, GP practices and care homes, recruit and assess people living with dementia and family carers, conduct baseline and follow-up assessments, data entry, qualitative interviews and quantitative and qualitative data analysis. The researcher will be based at UCL and will be expected to be office based in line with UCL and Government guidance but will need to work in and liaise with sites across the UK, including hospitals. Willingness and ability to travel is therefore a necessary part of this role.

The successful candidate may have the opportunity to contribute to other work streams within the programme grant and patient and public involvement.

The appointment is available from July 2021 and is funded for 12 months in the first instance.

For enquiries please contact Professor Liz Sampson

Latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59.

Interview Date: 30 June 2021

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