HSS-201-23 - Research Assistant

University of Kent
November 21, 2023
Offerd Salary:£28,762 to £33,314
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Contract Type:18 months fixed term
Working Time:Full time
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Research Assistant School of Psychology Location: Canterbury

Salary: £28,762 to £33,314 per annum Grade: Grade 6 Research Assistant Post Type: Full Time Contract Type: Fixed Term - 18 Months Release Date: Thursday 19 October 2023 Closing Date: 23.59 hours GMT on Tuesday 21 November 2023 (unless otherwise stated) Interview Date: Thursday 30 November 2023 Reference: HSS-201-23

Applications are invited for an exciting full time, 18 months fixed term role as a Research Assistant in the School of Psychology. The post is funded by a Nuffield Foundation grant awarded to Principal Investigator (PI) Dr Kirsten Abbot-Smith (Kent) in collaboration with Co-Investigators at Sheffield, Manchester and UCL.

The successful candidate will play a key role in developing an intervention to support conversation skills in primary school classrooms. You will support the team in co-ordinating a multi-site feasibility study, working closely with the PI and colleagues to develop materials for a whole-classroom based programme designed to improve social conversation skills in Year 4 mainstream pupils, ensuring also that the programme is teacher accessible.

What will you be doing, day to day?

  • Assisting colleagues in co-developing the intervention programme and materials
  • Conducting data collection in line with the grant proposal
  • Ensuring the data is scored and stored in the correct format for analysis
  • What skills and experience will you bring to the role?

  • A completed MSc, MA (for which you should upload degree transcripts) in Psychology, Education or Speech and Language Therapy OR equivalent relevant experience as a teacher or Speech and Language therapist
  • Excellent prior training in and understanding of the development of language and social communication during the primary school years
  • experience working with children and teaching professionals
  • an excellent understanding of, and interest in, how children develop proficiency in social communication
  • What can we offer you in return?

  • A friendly, open and collaborative working environment and support in your development and wellbeing
  • Hybrid working options allowing a flexible blend of office and home working (to be agreed in line with business needs)
  • 43 days' leave per year (personal leave, bank holidays and additional days allocated for the Christmas period, pro rata for part-time staff)
  • An excellent pension scheme with generous employer contributions
  • On-campus cinema/theatre, sports facilities, library, nursery and food outlets, set among green, open space
  • Study while you work discounts, cycle to work scheme, local business discounts
  • On-site parking
  • If you have the qualifications, skills and experience we are looking for, we would welcome your application.

    Please see the links below to view the full job description and also to apply for this post. If you require further information regarding the application process please contact [email protected] quoting ref number: HSS-178-23

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