• Queen Mary University of London
  • Barts Health NHS

Jobs: we are hiring !

closing date 20 Sep 2015
Whitechapel, E1 2AT
Study Assistants - East London Genes & Health

East London Genes & Health at Queen Mary University of London is recruiting a number of part-time / sessional (up to 17.5 hours per week) bilingual study assistants, fluent in at least one relevant South Asian language (Sylheti / Bengali / Urdu / Punjabi), to join study team, which is recruiting volunteers for a large-scale community based health research study. The successfully appointed post holders will be mainly involved in the recruitment of participants from within a variety of healthcare and other settings. Bilingual study assistants will contribute to research investigations in collaboration with and under the supervision of the study team Project Manager / Chief Investigator in order to realise the aims, objectives and development of the project and in doing so will perform an important role in its overall success.

The East London Genes & Health study has been set up to improve the health of local communities.  It is funded by the Wellcome Trust, HEFCE (Higher Education Funding Council England), the Medical Research Council and Barts Charity, and is collaboration with the local health action group, Social Action for Health. These posts are supported by our partners, the NHS NIHR North East Thames Clinical Research Network.

The posts are part time (maximum 17.5 hours per week) and fixed term for 12 months starting in September 2015 or as soon as possible thereafter. Salary will be in the range £20,482 - £25,070 (pro-rata) per annum inclusive of London Allowance.  Pro-rata benefits include 30 days annual leave per annum, defined benefit pension scheme and interest-free season ticket loan.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

Further details and online application can be accessed via one of the following links:



Informal enquiries should be addressed to Beverley MacLaughlin (Project Manager - East London Genes & Health) at b [dot] maclaughlin [at] qmul [dot] ac [dot] uk, or on 020 7882 3279.

Further information about the Blizard Institute can be found at www.blizard.qmul.ac.uk.

The closing date for applications is 20th September 2015. Interviews will be held shortly thereafter.


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