Research Assistant, NIDUS (New Interventions for independence in Dementia Study)
University College London, Division of Psychiatry
United Kingdom

Research Assistant, NIDUS (New Interventions for independence in Dementia Study)

UCL Department / Division

UCL Division of Psychiatry

Location of position


Grade 6

Hours Full Time

(inclusive of London allowance)£30,922 per annum

Duties and Responsibilities

The post-holder will work on the NIDUS study, to pilot and test the feasibility and effectiveness of two newly developed interventions (NIDUS-family and NIDUS-professional). NIDUS-family aims to enable people living with dementia to maintain their independence, and live a quality life at home, by providing support to them and their family carer. NIDUS-professional is a training and supervision intervention for home care staff working with people living with dementia and their family carers.


The successful applicant will work closely with the programme manager at UCL and a research assistant at the University of Bradford. They will liaise with professionals working in memory clinics, GP practices and home care agencies, conduct site initiation visits, recruit and assess people living with dementia and family carers, deliver the NIDUS-family intervention, conduct qualitative interviews and qualitative data analysis. The research will predominantly be delivered to participants in their homes. The researcher will be based at UCL, but will need to work and liaise with sites across the UK. Willingness and ability to travel is therefore a necessary part of this role.


This post is funded by the Alzheimer’s Society and is available from 1 April 2019, until February 2021 in the first instance.

Key Requirements

The successful applicant will be a researcher with a first degree (2:1 or higher) in psychology or a relevant social science, and experience of recruiting participants to a research study and of working with people with dementia and/or mental health problems. Candidates must also have excellent organisational, interpersonal, and oral and written communication skills.


This is a developmental post and would be particularly suitable for someone seeking a career in clinical psychology or clinical research. Strong support for personal and professional development will be available, including clinical supervision.

Further Details
A job description and person specification can be accessed at the bottom of this page.


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If you have any queries regarding the vacancy please contact: Alexandra Burton, For queries about the application process please contact Ros Brown, , Tel: 020 7679 9038.


Those selected for interview will be contacted by email so please ensure your contact details are correct.

UCL Taking Action for Equality

We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible.

Closing Date

1 Feb 2019

Latest time for the submission of applications


Interview date

13 February 2019

Our department holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award, in recognition of our commitment to advancing gender equality.

Any offer of employment will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

This appointment is subject to UCL Terms and Conditions of Service for Research and Support Staff.

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