Job title Research Assistant/Research Associate (Fixed Term)
Salary Salary for a Research Assistant is £27,929 rising to £34,308 per annum.
Salary for a Research Associate is £35,333 rising to £42,155 per annum.
Grade Grade 6 to Grade 7
SOC Code - Visa Requirements 2119
Placed on Tuesday 20 September 2022
Closing date Tuesday 04 October 2022
Interview date Wednesday 12 October 2022
We are seeking a researcher to join an exciting and impactful project to
develop a new psychological model of group threat.
About the role
In this government-funded project, you will be responsible for conducting a
literature review to understand and evaluate models of intergroup and intra-
group threat. As the researcher on the project, you will take a leading role
in coordinating with our government stakeholder and collaborating with the
Principal Investigator (Dr Laura Smith) to ensure the project delivers novel
insights and impact.
The review will contextualise existing models of group threat within the
broader social psychological literature and evaluate the empirical evidence
for how effectively those models can be applied to contexts that include
intra-group and/or intergroup threats, and a combination thereof. This will
include an evaluation of how effectively existing models and other theories
can account for, or help explain, responses to different types of and
combinations of threats across contexts.
Ideally you will hold a postgraduate or undergraduate degree in Psychology or
a related discipline, or have equivalent significant relevant experience or
Ideally you will also have:
experience conducting literature reviews,
knowledge of social psychological theories and research,
experience critically evaluating psychological research,
experience in writing industry reports and/or research publications,
the ability to communicate and collaborate with stakeholders from outside
experience of working in a research team.
There is one position available which is full time (36.5 hours per week) and
is being offered on a fixed term basis for an expected start date of 07
November 2022 and end date of 08/05/2023.
For informal enquires please contact Dr Laura Smith (firstname.lastname@example.org).
About the Department
You will be based in the University of Bath's Department of Psychology. The
University of Bath is ranked 8th best university in the UK in the Guardian
University Guide 2022 and the Complete University Guide 2023.
Social psychology is a core strength in the Department, and researchers are
working with industry and policy partners on various projects on social norms,
online influence, values, morality, creativity, environmental behaviours,
social identity, and discourse in online and offline social contexts.
For more information about research in Social Psychology in the Department,
please see: https: // www. bath.ac.uk/projects/social-and-environmental-
What we can offer you:
We are an equal opportunities employer and have an excellent international
reputation with staff from over 60 different nations. We have made a positive
commitment towards gender equality and intersectionality receiving a Silver
Athena SWAN award.
A family-friendly University with an increasingly agile workforce, we are open
to flexible working arrangements. We're also proud to be a disability
confident leader and are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments you may
a very generous employer contributory pension scheme;
generous annual leave allowance with an additional 5 discretionary days so
that you can enjoy a positive work life balance;
an excellent reward package that recognises the talents of our diverse
a wide range of personal and professional development opportunities.
a number of support options available for new and existing staff to help with
the cost of some immigration expenses which you may be eligible for. Please
visit the following webpages for more information:
Visa Reimbursement Scheme
Interest-Free Loan Scheme
Our campus is surrounded by beautiful countryside, and the City of Bath with
its historic charm and social activity only a short distance away creates an
excellent environment in which to work. Find out from our staff what makes the
University of Bath a great place to work. Follow us @UniofBath and
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We aim to be an inclusive university, where difference is celebrated ,
respected and encouraged. We truly believe that diversity of experience,
perspectives, and backgrounds leads to a better environment for our employees
and students, creating a learning environment and organisational culture
that enhances health and wellbeing across our community. We are very
proud to have recently received Ambassadors for Autism certification and are
an accredited Disability Confident Leader; committed to building disability
confidence and supporting disabled staff.
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Terms of Employment
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Update to our application process:
We are constantly seeking to reduce the unconscious bias that enters any
assessment process, with the goal of creating an inclusive and equal
assessment process. To support this the personal details of all applicants
will be withheld at the initial shortlisting stage.