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Job reference: BMH-025115
Salary: £26,444 to £29,605 per annum depending on relevant experience
Faculty/Organisational Unit: Biology, Medicine Health
Location: Manchester
Employment type: Fixed Term
Division/Team: Division of Psychology and Mental Health
Hours Per Week: Full Time (1 FTE)
Closing date: 08/04/2024
Contract Duration: 12 Months
School/Directorate: School of Health Sciences

Job Description

We are looking for a flexible and organised person to support a clinical study looking at learning in neurofibromatosis type-1 and Noonan syndrome using neuroimaging. It is part of work programme 2a of the Children’s and Young People’s (CYP) Theme of the Mental Health Mission, but is in collaboration with the Mental Health theme of the Manchester BRC. This work programme as a whole looks at risk markers and surrogate endpoints for neurodevelopmental disorders in children. The work programme, and the studies within it, are led by Dr Shruti Garg. The post holder will work closely with the existing study team, providing administrative support.

The Mental Health Mission will allow to researchers test and trial cutting-edge interventions for patients with mental health conditions. The role involves working alongside clinical and academic researchers within the University of Manchester, other Universities and the NHS, as well as working directly with study participants and their families.
Main duties include assisting in the running of the ongoing study by supporting participant recruitment and retention; organising study visits; data collection and data entry; ensuing efficient communication across the wider team.
Essential attributes of the candidate should include relevant experience of clinical study administration; computer literacy; experience of handling and collating data; effective time management skills; highly organised with the ability to work independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team.

What you will get in return:

  • Fantastic market leading Pension scheme
  • Excellent employee health and wellbeing services including an Employee Assistance Programme
  • Exceptional starting annual leave entitlement, plus bank holidays
  • Additional paid closure over the Christmas period
  • Local and national discounts at a range of major retailers

As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of age, sex, gender (or gender identity), ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status.  All appointments are made on merit.

Our University is positive about flexible working – you can find out more here

Hybrid working arrangements may be considered.        

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies.

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Please note this role is not eligible for sponsorship under the Skilled Worker route of the Points Based System.  Candidates will need to be able to demonstrate their right to work in the UK in order to be eligible to take up the post.

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Sarah Ashton


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This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

Please see the link below for the Further Particulars document which contains the person specification criteria.

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