Research Assistant

University of Reading

United Kingdom

November 15, 2021


Job reference: SRF37367

Location: London Road Reading, UK

Closing date: 15/11/2021

Job live date: 22/10/2021

Salary: £30,942 - £33,797 per annum, pro rata

Employment type: AR-Research

Department: Institute of Education

Division: Not specified

Hours per week: 0.40

Employment Basis/Type: Part time, Fixed term to 21/12/2022

The Centre for Literacy and Multilingualism (CeLM), in collaboration with the Institute of Education and the School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences, is seeking to appoint a research assistant to work on a project to create an online Continued Professional Development (CPD) course for teachers and speech and language therapists working with multilingual children.

The CPD course will include three modules: 1) Diverse family and societal contexts in children's multilingual experience; 2) Typical language development in multilingual children: words, grammar, and code-switching; and 3) The role of quantity and quality of input in supporting multilingual development: societal and home languages. The successful candidate will play a key role in establishing content and creating high quality resources for the three modules.

You will have: • A good honours degree in Psychology, Education, Linguistics or Speech and Language Therapy • Excellent time management and organisation skills • Experience of creating online materials for training purposes • Excellent computer skills, including creating and editing online content • An understanding of language development in multilingual children • An understanding of the linguistic, cognitive, and societal issues that are central to multilingual children, families, and communities in the UK

Interview date 7th December 2021

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Holly Joseph

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Ludovica Serratrice

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Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non- UK candidates who do not already have permission to work in the UK should note that by reference to the applicable SOC code for this role, sponsorship will not be possible under the Skilled Worker Route. There is further information about this on the UK Visas and Immigration Website.

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