Research Associate (Fixed Term) (AT10046)

University of Bath
November 29, 2022
Offerd Salary:£35,333
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Job title Research Associate (Fixed Term)

Department Psychology

Salary Starting from £35,333, rising to £42,155 per annum

Grade Grade 7

SOC Code - Visa Requirements 2119

This role is sponsorable

Placed on Tuesday 15 November 2022

Closing date Tuesday 29 November 2022

Interview date To be confirmed

Reference AT10046


The Department of Psychology is seeking a motivated and proactive Postdoc Research Associate to join their current project, Today and Tomorrow: living with vision impairment as a teenager in the UK.

About the role

What are the challenges perceived and faced by young people with visual impairment during their transition into adulthood, and what can ease this transition? By using a Community-Based Participatory Research approach we will work alongside a group of young people with visual impairment from all across the UK to answer these questions.

You will be working alongside Dr Karin Petrini (PI) and Dr Michael Proulx (Co-I) on all phases of this project from recruiting a group of young people (16-23 years of age) with visual impairment with help from our collaborators (e.g., Sensory Support Service Bristol and New College Worcester) to organising workshops and recruitment activities (e.g., sport activities and sound immersive gaming experiences).

Once the working group for the Community-Based Participatory Research phase has been formed, you will enable and empower this group to develop a new tool (e.g., survey) that asks the right questions and in the right way to all young people with visual impairments across the country.

With this new tool we will:
  • collect the data
  • analyse the collected data
  • present them at International Conferences as well as public engagement events
  • Every stage of our project will result in an innovative output achieved through co-design.

    This is a full-time (36.5 hours per week) fixed term role until 31 December 2024.

    For an informal discussion about the position contact Karin Petrini however please still submit your application through the university website.

    About the department

    The department of Psychology is based in a new £30m purpose-built facility, containing two floors of state-of-the-art labs for interview, group observation, EEG/ERP, virtual reality, psychobiology, eye-tracking, pain, cross-modal and computerised testing. Research in the department occurs across more than six major subdisciplines in psychology, including clinical, cognition and neuroscience, developmental, environmental, health, and social.

    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 require.

    We offer:

    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 workforce;

    a wide range of personal and professional development opportunities.

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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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