Research Assistant

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

ID: 7070961 (Ref.No. MHIHS1259)
Posted: October 14, 2020

Job Description

Are you an early career researcher looking for a challenge?  Do you have an interest in the mental health of people with diabetes?Do you want to further your career in one of the UK’s leading research intensive Universities?

The Academic Unit of Primary and Palliative Care are looking to recruit a full-time Research Assistant to work on a 2 year study, funded by Diabetes UK which aims to adapt and test the feasibility of an innovative online, brief psychological intervention to manage binge eating in people with Type 2 diabetes. 

The post holder will work closely with the Chief Investigator and will responsible for co-ordinating co-design workshops, recruiting participants, supporting the day to day running of a pilot study, and being involved in the analysis and write-up of research for publication. This is a significant developmental opportunity for ambitious candidates who wish to enhance their research skills and qualifications whist contributing to the success of these important studies.

To explore the post further or for any enquiries you may have, please contact:

Dr. Gemma Traviss-Turner, Lecturer

Telephone: +44 (0)113 3430825, Email:

Further Information

The University of Leeds is committed to providing equal opportunities for all and offers a range of family friendly policies. The University is a charter member of Athena SWAN and holds the Bronze award. The School of Medicine holds the Gold award.  We are committed to being an inclusive medical school that values all staff, and we are happy to consider job share applications and requests for flexible working arrangements from our employees.

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Medicine & Health
School/Institute:  Leeds Institute of Health Sciences (LIHS)
Section:  Academic Unit of Primary Care
Category:  Research
Grade:  Grade 6
Salary:  £27,511 to £32,817 p.a.
Working Time:  100% FTE
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (for two years)
Release Date:  Tuesday 13 October 2020
Closing Date:  Tuesday 27 October 2020
Interview Date:  Thursday 12 November 2020
Reference:  MHIHS1259

The University community is made up of a wide range of people with diverse backgrounds and circumstances, which we value and regard as a great asset. As part of our continued commitment to equality and inclusion, we strive to create an environment where everyone can reach their full potential and have a real opportunity to participate in and contribute to our activities.


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