Research Associate (CH11859)

University of Bath
July 21, 2024
Offerd Salary:£37,099
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Contract Type:Fixed Term Placed on
Working Time:Full time
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Job title Research Associate

Department Psychology

Salary Starting from £37,099, rising to £44,263

Grade Grade 7

Contract Type Full Time, Fixed Term

Placed on Monday 01 July 2024

Closing date Sunday 21 July 2024

Interview date Thursday 08 August 2024

Reference CH11859

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About the role

You will work on a research project investigating a new group intervention, called the Autism Transition to Adulthood Group (A-TAG), which aims to improve well-being in autistic young adults. The project is being led by Professor Ailsa Russell at Bath and Dr Kate Cooper and Professor Will Mandy at UCL.

The A-TAG group intervention is currently being co-designed by autistic young people, professionals, and researchers. The project is a collaboration between autism charities (Ambitious about Autism, NAS), and the Universities of Bath, York, and UCL, and includes autistic young people as part of the research team. We are conducting a 22-month feasibility Randomised Controlled Trial, to see if a definitive trial is indicated. The project is ongoing and this advert is for a 10-month post, starting in August or September 2024.

You will be responsible for the day-to-day conduct of the research, including responsibilities such as participant recruitment, data collection, data management, patient and public involvement work, and will support the data analysis.

We are keen to recruit a candidate with strong skills in working collaboratively with autistic young people, and with good quantitative and qualitative research skills.

This role is offered on a full time (36.5 hours per week) fixed term basis with an expected end date of 30/06/2025.

You will have:
  • a good track record of recruiting a diverse range of autistic participants.
  • experience of conducting outcome measurement with autistic young people, and strong data management skills.
  • be required to use leadership skills to liaise effectively with the different stakeholders.
  • For any informal enquiries, please contact Prof Ailsa Russell ([email protected]) or Dr Kate Cooper ([email protected])

    What we can offer you:
  • 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
  • we are a family-friendly University and with an increasingly agile workforce, are open to flexible working arrangements
  • an excellent reward package that recognises the talents of our diverse workforce
  • 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: Relocation allowance, Visa Reimbursement, Interest-Free Loan.
  • Find out more about our benefits.

    We consider ourselves to be a university where difference is celebrated, respected and encouraged. We have an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations and have made a positive commitment towards gender equality and intersectionality receiving a Silver Athena SWAN award. We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds will lead to a better environment for our employees and students, so we encourage applications from all genders, backgrounds, and communities, particularly from under-represented groups, and value the positive impact that will have on the university. We are committed to maintaining a safe and secure environment for our students, staff, and community by reinforcing our Safer Recruitment commitment.

    We are very proud to be an autism friendly university and are an accredited Disability Confident Leader; committed to building disability confidence and supporting disabled staff.

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    Further details:
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  • Terms and Conditions of Employment

  • 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, personal details will be removed from application forms at the initial shortlisting stage.

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