Research Assistant

Birkbeck, University of London
January 01, 2024
Offerd Salary:£37,143
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Contract Type:fixed-term basis for
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Research Assistant

The Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development is recruiting a Research Assistant to carry out cutting-edge research.

Salary range

£37,143 rising to £42,365 per annum

Contract type

Fixed term


Grade 6

Business Unit

School of Psychological Sciences

Closing date for applicants


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The Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development is recruiting for a Research Assistant to work alongside Dr Maheen Siddiqui to carry out cutting-edge research at the interface of developmental psychology and biomedical engineering, on a research fellowship funded by the Wellcome Trust.

The post-holder will work with Dr Siddiqui to assist in the running of behavioural and functional neuroimaging studies with infants, including those with familial and monogenic risk for autism as well as children with mitochondrial disorders. The post-holder will help with recruitment of participants, record and assist with the analysis of data and assist with administrative tasks relating to the management of research studies.

This opportunity would suit someone with good understanding of developmental psychology research, quantitative and qualitative analysis skills and good knowledge of statistics, as well as great organisational and administrative skills.

This role is offered on a fixed-term basis for 24 months for either full time (35 hrs a week) or part time (21 hrs a week). Full Time salary - £37,143 rising to £42,365 per annum, Grade 6 of the College's London Pay Scale. Part time salary - £22,286 rising to £25,419 per annum (pro rata 0.6 of £37,143 - £42,365 FTE).

Closing date: 1 January 2024 – please submit a CV for application. Interviews held on 10 January 2024. Interviews will include a presentation. Appointment will be subject to a satisfactory enhanced check with the Disclosure and Barring Service.

If you would like to know more about the role, please click on 'apply below' or contact Dr Maheen Siddiqui, [email protected]

If you have technical issues or difficulties using the recruitment portal, please contact [email protected] providing your name and the job reference number of the position.

While we are happy to respond to all informal enquiries, only formal applications through the online system will be considered. Birkbeck offers a competitive salary and pension scheme, 31 days paid leave, flexible working arrangements and some of the most generous benefits in the HE sector, all while being located right in the heart of Central London.

We welcome applicants from all sections of the community. The College is committed to improving the gender and cultural diversity of its workforce, holding an Athena SWAN award and operating Disability Confident & Mindful Employer schemes .

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