An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Research Assistant to join a research study evaluating the use of an innovative telephone app, BlueIce, with young people (aged 12-17) who self-harm. This post will provide an excellent experience to further a research career or training in clinical psychology or mental health.

The post holder will be geographically based in the Keynsham CAMHS team and will work closely with other child mental health teams across Oxford Health Foundation Trust. The successful applicant will enjoy a varied role and will be responsible for patient recruitment into the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Research for Patient Benefit (RfPB) funded Beating Adolescent Self-Harm (BASH) study. This is a randomised controlled trial to determine the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of adding a self-help app, BlueIce, to the usual mental health care of young people (aged 12-17) who are self-harming.

The successful applicant will work alongside colleagues across CAMHS to identify patients and to undertake quantitative and qualitative assessments. The role will involve assisting with study procedures, recruitment, assessment, monitoring of trial patients, and accurate data entry. The role requires a working knowledge of trial protocols and their application in practice, alongside a working knowledge of and compliance with the local, national and international research regulations. It is essential that applicants have prior experience of working with children and adolescents with mental health problems and in undertaking postgraduate research.

All assessments and research procedures are currently being undertaken online. Once lockdown is eased the successful applicant will need to travel independently on a daily basis. You must have a full driving license or have access to alternative travel for business use.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name: Paul Stallard

Job title: Professor of Child and Family Mental Health

Email address: [email protected]

Telephone number: 01865 903889