We are currently recruiting a new 14-month, part-time (3 days/week) Research Assistant who has a background in psychology, sociology or a closely-related discipline. The post-holder will be working on Reboot-Med, an exciting new project hosted at the University of Leeds. Reboot-Med will adapt Reboot, an evidence-based, dynamic psychological coaching programme for medical students. Reboot aims to prepare healthcare students and professionals for the stressful events they are likely to encounter in the course of their day-to-day work.
Reboot was first evaluated in a study of 66 qualified healthcare professionals and students from a range of disciplines, including midwives, paramedics and doctors as well as physician associate, sonography and mammography students. This first evaluation found that the programme was feasible and acceptable and taking part was associated with increases in resilience and confidence in coping with adverse events. Since then, Reboot has been adapted for remote delivery in Critical Care Nurses and is currently being evaluated as part of a Burdett Trust-funded study. The present project aims to extend this work further by evaluating Reboot in medical students.
This role is an opportunity for a self-motivated, organised and ambitious individual who is keen to develop their understanding of mental health interventions and their research skillset. You will have an undergraduate degree or masters degree in psychology, sociology or a closely related discipline. You will have good inter-personal skills and enjoy building and maintaining positive working relationships. You will also be proficient in the management, storage and analysis of research data.
To find out more about Reboot-Med, please see here. You can also read a description of the intervention in the paper reporting its first evaluation here. To apply for the post, follow this link. Please note, the deadline is October 13th. Interviews will be via Teams or Zoom on October 27th. If you have any questions about the role, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.