Research Assistant in Psychology

University of Leeds
May 16, 2024
Offerd Salary:£30,487 to £36,024
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Contract Type:Fixed Term (24 month
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Research Assistant in Psychology

Are you interested in the intersection between neurodivergence, language processing and spirituality? Would you like to be part of a team of academics from psychology, philosophy and religious studies from Universities across the UK?

The UoL has been awarded a large grant entitled ‘God, Language and Diversity: Multilingualism, Neurodiversity and Spiritual Flourishing' funded by the John Templeton Foundation. This grant brings together five subprojects from around the UK looking at topics such as autism, dyslexia, aphasia, mutism and multilingualism. You will play a key role in delivering the (insert project name) subproject working with Drs Nash & Leidenhag. You will be involved in recruiting participants, data collection, data entry and dissemination activities.

We are looking for someone who has a background in psychology research methods, who is personable, open minded and compassionate towards neurodivergent individuals, and who is able to work independently in a well- organised manner.

What we offer in return:

  • 26 days' holiday plus approx. 16 Bank Holidays/days (pro rata) that the University is closed by custom (including Christmas) – that's 42 days a year!

  • Generous pension scheme plus life assurance

  • Health and Wellbeing: Discounted staff membership options at The Edge, our state-of-the-art Campus gym, with a pool, sauna, climbing wall, cycle circuit, and sports halls.?

  • Personal Development: Access to courses run by our Organisational Development & Professional Learning team, and self-development courses including languages, Creative Writing, Wellbeing Therapies and much more.?

  • Access to on-site childcare, shopping discounts and travel schemes are also available.?

  • And much more!

    To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please


    Dr Hannah Nash, Associate Professor in Psychology or Dr Joanna Leidenhag, Associate Professor Theology & Philosophy

    Email: [email protected] or [email protected]

    Working at Leeds

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    Our University

    As an international research-intensive university, we welcome students and staff from all walks of life. We foster an inclusive environment where all can flourish and prosper, and we are proud of our strong commitment to student education. Within the School of Psychology we are dedicated to diversifying our community and we welcome the unique contributions that individuals can bring, and particularly encourage applications from, but not limited to Black and Asian people, those who belong to a minority ethnic community, those who identify as LGBT+, and disabled people. Candidates will always be selected based on merit and ability.

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    Location: Leeds - Main Campus

    Faculty/Service: Faculty of Medicine & Health School/Institute: School of Psychology Category: Research Grade: Grade 6 Salary: £30,487 to £36,024 per annum pro-rata Working Time: 60% Full-time equivalent Post Type: Part Time Contract Type: Fixed Term (24 months) Release Date: Wednesday 01 May 2024 Closing Date: Thursday 16 May 2024 Interview Date: Friday 07 June 2024 Reference: MHPSY1122

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