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Research Associate

Address: 210 Wandsworth Road, London SW8 2JU
Salary: £32,000 + 8% employer pension contribution

Research Associate at Antenatal Results and Choices (ARC) working with the research team at Great Ormond Street and the UCL Institute of Child Health

Are you a skilled qualitative researcher with an interest in the perspective of women and families on prenatal diagnosis?

Would you like to be part of the groundbreaking EXPRESS research study, looking at how best to offer genomic testing in pregnancy?

Would you be able to provide non-directive information and support to women and couples undergoing prenatal testing?

If you answered 'yes', you could be the Research Associate we seek for a national research project exploring parental views towards new prenatal tests, while working alongside the team at Antenatal Results and Choices (ARC).

The EXPRESS study

Prenatal exome sequencing is a new test that will be offered to pregnant women when ultrasound scans suggest their baby may have a genetic condition that cannot be diagnosed using other tests. A new NIHR funded research programme titled 'Optimising EXome PREnatal Sequencing Services – EXPRESS' will evaluate this new service in its early stages with the goal of developing recommendations for best practice.

The Research Role

You will be based at ARC's central London office but will work closely with the research team at Great Ormond Street and the UCL Institute of Child Health. You will work alongside the EXPRESS research team on multiple aspects of the study.

Supporting the helpline team at ARC

You will work with the helpline team at ARC, providing non-directive information and empathetic support by phone and email to contacts who can be very distressed. You will also help with production of information and education materials and support the dissemination of ARC's work to other organisations and the wider public.

To find out more, click here.

Closing date for applications: Monday 2 March 2020

Interview date: Tuesday 10 March 2020