Research Associate - PEDAL centre (Part Time, Fixed Term)

University of Cambridge
July 17, 2024
Offerd Salary:£36,024-£44,263
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Research Associate - PEDAL centre (Part Time, Fixed Term)

The University

The Faculty of Education at the University of Cambridge wishes to appoint a Research Associate to work within PEDAL (the Faculty of Education's centre for research on Play in Education, Development and Learning). This post offers an opportunity to get involved in a Nuffield Foundation funded project to mobilise the Early Years Library (EYL), an online resource for early years practitioners. You will join the project at an exciting time when we are designing the resources and activities to bring the EYL to life. You will also play a role in collecting and analysing qualitative and quantitative data and you will prepare academic and non-academic outputs. This is a part-time (0.6 FT) fixed term position for 24 months and can be filled as soon as possible. Remote working is possible, with at least one day per week in person. Please note that the role will require an enhanced DBS check.

About the Role

Duties will include:

  • Contributing to creating content and designing materials for the EYL training and support package.
  • Managing communications, meetings and relationships with stakeholders.
  • Contributing to data collection, data entry and analysis of qualitative and quantitative data on studies.
  • Drafting outputs to be shared on our website, via social media, and for academic publication
  • What you will need

  • A PhD in a relevant area (e.g., early childhood studies, education, psychology)
  • Experience of working with or in early years/ primary education sector in England
  • Good interpersonal skills and the ability to deal with a wide range of people, including as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Firm grasp of both qualitative and quantitative data analysis and reporting, including use of specialised software
  • Willingness to occasionally travel
  • Benefits

    You can expect to receive.

  • A competitive salary with automatic service-related progression and annual cost of living increases

  • A generous annual leave allowance of 41 days per year (including bank holidays, pro-rata)

  • Access to a hybrid pension scheme with attractive employer contributions

  • Access to a range of shopping and travel discounts through the Cambens scheme.
  • For full details of criteria for appointment and duties of the post please see the Further Particulars for the post.

    How to Apply

    Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

    Please can you upload a letter of application and your CV indicating how you meet the person specification and would contribute to the responsibilities of the post

    We hope to hold online interviews via Teams on 7 August 2024.

    Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 August 2026 in the first instance.

    Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service check (enhanced with children's barred list).

    Please quote reference JR42251 n your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy. Informal enquiries can be directed to Prof Sara Baker ([email protected]) or Dr Julia Birchenough ([email protected]).

    Applications received after the closing date will not be considered. If you have any questions about the application process please contact the Faculty of Education HR team ([email protected])

    The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

    The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

    Further information
  • Further information
  • Department/Location

    Faculty of Education


    £36,024-£44,263 pro rata






    27 June 2024

    Closing date

    17 July 2024

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