Graduate Research Assistant

University of Exeter

United Kingdom

September 28, 2022


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The starting salary will be from £28,762 on Grade E, depending on qualifications and experience.


Generous holiday allowances, flexible working, pension scheme and relocation package (if applicable).

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Graduate Research Assistant

Job description

Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Psychology (CEDAR)

This full-time post is available immediately on a fixed term basis until 30 September 2023.

The Faculty wishes to recruit a Graduate Research Assistant (GRA) to support the work of the ongoing evaluation and research activity related to CEDAR and CEDAR CREATE projects and clinical training portfolios. This post is based within Clinical Education Development and Research (CEDAR) within Psychology. We anticipate extending the post beyond that point subject to funding.

The Post

CEDAR is an applied psychological centre of excellence whose core mission is to grow and develop the psychological workforce, maximising impact through training and development, service transformation alongside research and evaluation. In doing so, we aim to ensure access to evidence based psychological practice that leads to positive outcomes for service-users, service providers and funders across England and beyond. CEDAR's training activity and clinical impact is supported, developed, and advanced through CEDAR CREATE, delivering concomitant Consultation, Research, Evaluation, Analytics, Transformation and Executive Education activity resulting in significant benefits to the provision of psychological support.

About you

The successful applicant will work with the evaluation team to support develop, deliver, and evaluate projects within the CEDAR training portfolio and as part of CEDAR CREATE research and evaluation activity. These include, but are not limited to:

  • An evaluation of the sustainability of the Health Education England (HEE) commissioned Children and Young Peoples workforce expansion programmes including the CWP (Children's and Young People's Wellbeing Practitioner), EMHP (Education Mental Health Practitioner) and RtT (recruit to train) programmes
  • Evaluation of related to CYP mental health outcomes, projects and initiatives
  • Evaluation of innovative and ongoing clinical training programmes
  • The post will include data analysis, systematic reviews administration support to the project team attendance at relevant stakeholder meetings. The successful applicant will be able to present information on research progress and outcomes, communicate complex information, orally, in writing and electronically and prepare proposals and applications to external bodies.

    Applicants will be educated to first degree level in a related field of study or equivalent experience or possess an equivalent qualification/experience in a related field of study and be able to demonstrate sufficient knowledge in the discipline and of research methods and techniques to work within established research programmes.

    Please ensure you read the Job Description and Person Specification for full details of this role by clicking on the attachment.

    What we can offer you

  • Freedom (and the support) to pursue your intellectual interests and to work creatively across disciplines to produce internationally exciting research;
  • Support teams that understand the University wide research and teaching goals and partner with our academics accordingly
  • An Innovation, Impact and Business directorate that works closely with our academics providing specialist support for external engagement and development
  • Our Exeter Academic initiative supporting high performing academics to achieve their potential and develop their career
  • A multitude of staff benefits including sector leading benefits around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (up to 26 weeks full pay), Paternity leave (up to 6 weeks full pay), and a new Fertility Treatment Policy
  • A beautiful campus set in the heart of stunning Devon
  • The University of Exeter

    We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities and in the top 150 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022 and QS World University Ranking 2022). We combine world-class teaching with world-class research, achieving a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2017.

    Our research income in recent years means we're the fastest growing UK Research University with some of the world's most influential scientists, and we seek to answer some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today through this. 98% of our research is of international quality (2014 Research Excellence Framework). We encourage proactive engagement with industry, business and community partners to enhance the impact of research and education and improve the employability of our students. Read about our world leading research – Green Futures and how we are transforming education for a changing world. We are located in a beautiful part of the country and Exeter (a fast growing tech hub) is one of only a few UK cities to have been designated as a UNESCO Creative City

    Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Commitment

    With over 27,000 students and 6,400 staff from 180 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment where our diversity is celebrated and valued as a major strength. We are committed to creating an inclusive culture where all members of our community are supported to thrive; where diverse voices are heard through our engagement with evidence-based charter frameworks for gender (Athena SWAN), race equality (Race Equality Charter Mark), LGBTQ+ inclusion (Stonewall Diversity Champion) and as a Disability Confident employer. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented within our working community. Reasonable adjustments are available for interviews and workplaces.

    Further information

    Before applying, you may wish to discuss the post further by contacting Hollie Gay:

    The closing date for completed applications is 28th September 2022.

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