Research Assistant

Job Description

To aid in research using stem cell models of neurodevelopmental and psycahric disorders


MSci In Neurosceince


qPCR, neurosceince and study of psychaitric disorders


The post holder will be responsible for the instruction of Fitness Class sessions to the University Sports Centre Users.

This role will pay 30-40 pounds per session.


Experience of delivering Fitness Class Sessions and working in an environment dealing with a broad range of users.

Relevant National Governing Body Teaching Qualification and Personal liability insurance.

Knowledge of the issues relating to health and safety in the delivery of Fitness Class sessions.

Good communication skills, be able to relate to a wide variety of different types of users.

Have demonstrated leadership skills and be able to develop the session.

Knowledge and understanding of fitness training relating to other classes or services provided by the Sports Centre is desirable.

Experience in planning for development of Fitness Classes is desirable.

A First Aid qualification is desirable.

Demonstrable understanding of Diversity and Equality and its practical application in Higher Education.


please send your CV to Daniel Campbell -




  1. To be responsible to the Fitness Manager for the running and supervision of the sports centre fitness class sessions.

  2. To ensure that the classes begin and end at the advertised times and that only authorised users participate, collecting tickets from all attendees before the session starts.

  3. To act in accordance with sector best practise, and NGB guidelines and code of conduct.

  4. To be responsible for the Health and Safety of all participants including ensuring the safe use of equipment, and communicating any faults to the Operations Manager – (Health and Fitness).

  5. To collect feedback from users for the development of the session/ programme.

  6. To liaise with the Operations Manager (Health and Fitness) in the development of these sessions.

  7. Any other duties appropriate to the role as directed by the Fitness Manager during the regular hourly slot.

  8. Session plans are to be provided and approved by the Fitness Manager on a quarterly basis, the session plans are to evolve so as to keep the customers interested and their progression continuous.

  9. The instructors are to market the class alongside LSBU Active to increase awareness of the classes and help promote academy events to their attendees.

  10. It is the responsibility of the instructor to inform their clients of any class changes due to annual leave or cancelation due to lack of attendance.

  11. All instructors are to be evaluated on a quarterly basis, unless a concern has been highlighted which means that this may be sooner.

  12. All instructors are to be on site on the hour even if the class starts at 10 past the hour to allow for set up time.

  13. Some classes will be removed during the quieter times while the students are away as this can affect the attendance levels.

  14. Due to fluctuations in trends, classes will be reviewed and timetables amended on a quarterly basis.

You will be educated to graduate level and will have experience of working to support research impact in a Higher Education environment. You will need excellent interpersonal, influencing and communication skills and a strong track record of forming successful working relationships. You will be capable of working with people at all levels of seniority. This will be working with the Healthier Working Lives project. 

To provide comprehensive support for the development and delivery of Research Impact at the Kings College London, including preparation for future REFs, Impact Case Study. 

To assist with the production of high quality, evidence‐based Impact Case Studies for the REF exercise in line with REF guidelines. 

Support the development of the Institutional research impact pages and other communications channels, drawing on contributions from the wider Faculty-based impact managers and coordinators, ensuring that all Faculties are appropriately represented and that the University’s profile at regional, national, and international levels is maximised.

Excellent presentation and interpersonal skills, with the ability to communicate, negotiate and influence effectively, as appropriate, at all levels, creating professional relationships with researchers, administrators and senior staff in the University and externally.


An honours degree or equivalent


A strong understanding of higher education research and Research Impact in its widest context, including an awareness of how impact feeds into the Research Excellence Framework.

Previous administrative experience of the organisation and implementation of events, activities and programmes, preferably within a research environment.

Experience of evaluating the success of activities and reporting (on success or progress)

Strong writing skills with the ability to convey information clearly and concisely to non-expert audiences

Excellent presentation and interpersonal skills, with the ability to communicate, negotiate and influence effectively, as appropriate, at all levels, creating professional relationships with researchers, administrators and senior staff in the University and externally

An ability to understand and analyse complex research and data in order to draw out key messages and conclusions

Ability to work independently, use initiative and complete tasks without close supervision

The Clinical Informatics Service aims to develop informatics tools which enable SLaM staff to use clinical data to inform their decision making at individual patient and service levels to improve the quality and equity of the care delivered. Tools including interactive visualisation will feedback data to clinicians in ways that maximise their ability to quickly extract relevant insights and interact with the data. Our work will be directed by the questions identified as important by clinicians and our tools developed iteratively with the teams who will be using them in their routine practice, translating the unique data resources and clinical informatics research and expertise within the BRC to build a learning health system that solves practical problems within the trust.

A project to assess the potential to utilise informatics services established and developed through the BRC CRIS services for direct clinical purposes was initiated in 2019 and has resulted in the development of a proof of concept tool - VIEWER.

The Clinical Informatics Service has recently been awarded funding to develop this further and to transition the proof of concept tools into a fully operational service within SLaM.

As part of this project we are seeking to recruit an evaluation lead to:

  • Work with the team to develop the Evaluation Strategy to improve service effectiveness and enable appropriate learning.

  • Provide regular reports on progress to project leads and steering committee.

  • Develop specific evaluation plans for the development and deployment of specific use cases into clinical teams.

  • Design, collect, analyse and summarise mixed methods (qualitative and quantitative) data in order to evaluate the impact of the Clinical Informatics Service and its outputs on staff, patients and the wider Trust as a whole.

  • Ensure evaluation findings are reflected back into the service, including recommendations for improvement.

  • Manage interaction with the project stakeholders, including requirements and logistical support.

  • Lead on the writing of evaluation reports for dissemination to funders and partners, and academic papers describing the evaluation process and findings. 


  • Undergraduate degree in biological, psychological or social sciences

  • Masters-level qualification including research component


  • Knowledge and experience of designing, collecting and analysing both quantitative and qualitative data.

  • High quality writing skills through project reports and/or peer-reviewed publications at conferences or in journal articles.

  • Knowledge of health and care systems to understand the context in which insights will be required to facilitate the adoption of Clinical Informatics service tools within clinical services.

  • Experience working with clinical professionals and teams in role involving piloting of interventions and/or collection of data.

  • Experience facilitating and managing stakeholder input into project design and implementation.