Research Assistant in Physical Education and Youth Sport

Loughborough University
April 11, 2024
Offerd Salary:£27979
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Research Assistant in Physical Education and Youth Sport

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Specialist and Supporting Academic Research grade 5 from £27979

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School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

Part-time (0.6 FTE, 22.2 hrs per week); Fixed-term to 30 September 2025

We are looking for a Research Assistant to work with Dr Oliver Hooper (PI) and Dr Rachel Sandford, Dr Natalie Pearson and Prof Lauren Sherar (Co-Is) on a project funded by the Youth Sport Trust (YST). You will play a key role in supporting the evaluation of the Generation Charnwood project. Generation Charnwood aims to develop the wellbeing, life chances, and employability skills of Charnwood's young people, particularly those in the greatest need. The project will seek to capitalise on Charnwood's globally renowned sporting and educational opportunities and embrace the future for all its young residents through the power of sport, physical activity, and wellbeing. The project will also have a particular focus on helping to overcome the immediate impact of Covid-19 and developing a ‘workforce for the future' through improved access to physical activity, sporting, and leadership opportunities.

You will support the day-to-day activities of the project and will be involved in liaising with a range of stakeholders as part of this. You will support data collection and analysis, as well as contribute to the write-up of project findings for publication and presentation. The ideal candidate will have experience of conducting both quantitative and qualitative research, preferably with young people, and within educational and/or community contexts. You should have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, be able to work effectively as part of a team but also independently when required. You will have a good undergraduate degree as well as postgraduate study in a relevant subject (e.g., education, psychology, sport science).

This part-time post is offered on a fixed-term contract until 30 September 2025.

Informal enquiries should be directed to Dr Oliver Hooper, Lecturer in the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences, via email to [email protected] or by telephone to 01509 222071.

Closing date for applications - 11 April 2024

Further details can be found in the Job Description and Person Specification.

Loughborough University is committed to allowing its employees to work dynamically with a combination of working on campus and remotely, where possible. This has been identified as a role that could work dynamically and, if successful, your line manager will discuss these informal arrangements with you. Please note that there is a general expectation that the successful candidate will spend the majority of time working on the Loughborough campus.

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