Research Assistant

Job Description

Researchers at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience at King’s College London are looking for a part-time research assistant. The position will involve working on a project to identify research priorities for neurodivergent communities on the topic of disordered eating. This will drive the research agenda going forward and ensure future research is responsive to community priorities.





This project is led by Dr Virginia Carter Leno, in collaboration with Dr Moritz Herle (KCL) and Prof Will Mandy (UCL). The project consists of online data collection, as well as in-depth facilitated workshop discussions. The goal is to work collaboratively with experts by experience and other stakeholders to co-produce a research agenda on the factors that contribute to experiences of disordered eating in neurodivergent people (with a focus on autism and ADHD). In parallel a review of available population-based datasets (e.g., Millennium Cohort Study) will identify existing opportunities that can be leveraged to make new discoveries about eating difficulties of neurodivergent people; and inform where novel data collection is required.





The role holder’s responsibilities will involve participant recruitment, supporting data collection, conducting database scoping and literature review. This post is part-time, ~ 3 days a week (equivalent to 21 hours, subject to agreement between the candidate and PI), and an ideal opportunity for graduating MSc students to gain extra research and work experience in a friendly and dynamic environment that is rich in opportunities. There is also potential to be involved in manuscript preparation and submission in the future if of interest.





The post will be based at the IoPPN campus, but flexible working days/hours and working from home are very much possible. We would ideally like the position holder to begin in late June/early July, and the role will run until end of September. 



Key Responsibilities

 To manage participant recruitment and participant payment processes for online data collection and in-person workshop

 To contribute to project planning and day-to-day management of the project

 To liaise with project partners and collaborators as required

 Literature review

 Database scoping and creating a summary report



The above list of responsibilities may not be exhaustive, and the post holder will be required to undertake such tasks and responsibilities as may reasonably be expected within the scope and grading of the post.



Qualifications

 BSc in a related field of study (e.g. psychology)



Skills

 Evidence of excellent verbal and written communication skills.

 Evidence of good time management and project management skills

 Evidence of an ability to work independently and to use own initiative, as well as to collaborate with others.

 Evidence of good general computing skills and use of Microsoft Office 365 programs

 Relevant clinical or or research experience in the field of neurodiversity and/or eating disorders

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King’s Health Partners Women and Children Health Clinical Academic Partnership are looking for a research assistant to support the services we provide.  



The post holder will be responsible for reviewing transcripts from qualitative interviews. This will involve:




  1. Listening to the audio recording of an interview and correcting and amending an AI version of the transcript.



There will be be approximately 20 interviews of varying lengths (25mins - 1 hour). This work will take approximately 40 - 50 hours to complete.



Qualifications

BSc/BA



Skills

  • Good IT skills (Microsoft Word)

  • Experience with qualitative interview transcripts

  • Some knowledge of Women and Children's Health 

Application Closing Date: 25th Feb 



 



Purposes of the post:



We are looking for an adaptable team player who is willing to be on campus 5 days per week ensuring resourcing of teaching space. This role will have a School administrator focus and provide research support to the associate dean for research and enterprise.



 



 



About you:




  • Can-do attitude

  • Dynamic

  • Strong ability to problem solve

  • Comfortable with lone working and as a team



 



MAIN ACTIVITIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES




  • Undertake duties of and provide cover for, the School administrator with a Research focus, as and when required, to ensure continuous support is provided.

  • Provide administration and clerical assistance in the day to day running of the School, in liaison with central service departments.

  • In liaison with stakeholders provide support for the arrangement and management of marketing and promotional and other school events.

  • Assist the Deanery team with organisation of diaries / calendars / work schedules, typing of correspondence, taking messages, notes and minutes, arranging meetings.

  • Assist the Deanery team with raising Purchase orders and onboarding contracts within the School.

  • To deal with written and oral queries from staff, other university departments and external contacts in a professional, sensitive, confidential and effective manner, redirecting queries where appropriate.

  • Assist in the preparation, collection, collation and dissemination of information as requested by the DoO and SET.

  • To ensure that procedures for access to, and retention of, information within the School comply with the requirements of the University and the Data Protection Act.

  • Undertake other reasonable duties as agreed by the DoO and commensurate with the level of the role, which may be necessary, from time to time, to meet the requirements of the School. The line manager may request additional duties that are within the scope, spirit and purpose of the role.

  • In liaison with the Associate Dean for Research and Enterprise (ADRE) and Research Group leads, provide support for research events and activities, as well as research and enterprise reports and deliverables.

  • Provide administrative support to the ADRE, such as collating information related to REF29, minute taking for meetings, financial administrative (e.g., organising payments and tracking of payments for research related costs) and assist with comms within the school.

  • Within reason, the duties and role of the postholder may be changed, after appropriate consultation, in response to changing organisational requirements. It is expected that the postholder will not take annual leave during key points in the academic calendar.



 



Qualifications

N/A



Skills

SELECTION CRITERIA



D = Desirable; E = Essential




  1. Practical administrative experience (E) and knowledge of typical procedures in an office environment (D) preferably within the Education sector (D).

  2. Excellent organisational and administrative (E) skills, be able to: use initiative, plan, prioritise and organise own varied workload, in a timely manner (D), to approach challenges/problems in a flexible, creative and proactive way (D), and to operate flexibly either as part of a team or independently (E).

  3. Ability to work to deadlines and to cope with tight schedules in a calm and efficient manner (E).

  4. Highly effective interpersonal and communication skills including oral (E), written/literacy (E), numeracy (E) and presentation skills (D). Good customer service/relationship skills (E).

  5. To be committed to and have experience of the application of ICT in administration (E). Knowledge of word processing, databases and spreadsheets (E) and of the use of the web (D). Willingness and ability to learn new packages in order to carry out the duties of the role (E).

  6. Committed to and have experience of qualitative office practice in relation to version control, file management (D), administrative procedures (D), diary management (D), business hospitality (D).

  7. Experience of taking minutes (D) and servicing committees (D).

  8. Able to demonstrate an understanding of, and commitment to, equality and diversity, and its practical application (E).

  9. Ability to demonstrate commitment to excellence in customer service (E). Able to demonstrate an understanding of, and commitment to, equality and diversity, and its practical application.

We are seeking a Content Editor to oversee the content of WoolfNotes.com, a major new digital humanities project at King’s College London.



WoolfNotes.com is the website of a project to digitize Virginia Woolf’s reading and research notes, bringing into the public domain Woolf’s last remaining substantial unpublished work. Her personal reading and research notebooks demonstrate the depth of her historical knowledge and the wide range of her reading, casting new light on both her fiction and critical work. WoolfNotes.com presents high specification images of approximately 7000 manuscript and typescript pages from the archives of the Monks House Papers in Sussex (UK), the Berg Collection at the New York Public Library, and the Beinecke Library at Yale. 



The Content Editor will be expected to:




  • manage the content for Woolfnotes.com,

  • initially verify the site,

  • proofread existing entries and check for any lacunae,

  • manage any changes and expansion of the content,

  • attend periodic meetings with WoolfNote.com’s academic co-leads.



 



The content editor will report to Clara Jones and Anna Snaith, academic co-leads of WoolfNotes. We anticipate the role will run until June or July 2024.



Qualifications

You must be a current PhD student. 



Skills

Content Editor Requirements




  • Strong time management skills and the ability to work independently.

  • Excellent command of the English language.

  • Writing, copy editing, and proofreading experience.

  • Highly organised and detail oriented.

  • Proficient in desktop publishing software.

  • Understanding of digital humanities projects is desirable.

  • Familiarity with WordPress platform is desirable.

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