Edinburgh Imaging

05 Sep 19. Job - Research Assistant

This is an exciting opportunity to work to assist in clinical studies of cerebral Small Vessel Diseases (SVD) including volunteers and patients with minor stroke and cognitive symptoms.

Job reference: 049230


Post: Research Assistant in Clinical Studies of Cerebral Small Vessel Disease  


Salary: University of Edinburgh Grade 6 (£27,830 to £32,236)


Closing date: 16th September 2019


Applicants can apply here.


Job Details

The aim of the studies is to understand mechanisms, predict prognosis, identify treatments and improve outcomes for SVDs and thereby stroke and dementia.

The post-holder will collect clinical, cognitive brain imaging and physiological data from participants in ongoing longitudinal studies of mechanisms and risk factors for small vessel diseases. They will ensure that data are up to date, accurate and complete.

The studies are funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC), the Fondation Leducq, The Stroke Association, British Heart Foundation, Alzheimer’s Society and EU Horizon 2020 programmes and take place in the Brain Research Imaging Centres and UK Dementia Research Institute, University of Edinburgh.

The post-holder will play an active part in the general activities of the Small Vessel Diseases research group and have knowledge of clinical studies including recruitment, data collection, checking and management.


Main Responsibilities

  1. Assist with recruitment and assessment of patients including organising appointments and data collection including physiological measures such as BP, vessel stiffness, and clinical, cognitive and lifestyle information, including training where appropriate. 50%
  2. Data entry and validation. Enter data accurately into study databases in a timely fashion, and ensure data are complete, to ensure high quality data for analysis. 30%
  3. General: Collate and write up research data to assist in preparation of reports to funders, conference presentations and papers. Communicate effectively with all members of the research team. Maintain administrative paperwork to acceptable and agreed standards, including confidentiality of patient data, and other relevant duties that arise from time to time, as approved by the line managers. 20%


Application deadline:

Deadline: 16th September 2019

Applicants can apply here.