Jobs at Goldsmiths
Research Assistant in Psychology
Goldsmiths is a world-renowned university that has a reputation for rigorous and innovative academic work; creativity has long been our hallmark. Academic excellence and imaginative course content combine to make a place where creative minds can thrive.
Following the 2014 REF, the Times HE rated the Department’s research intensity in the top 5 of UK Psychology Departments. The QS World University subject-level rankings placed the Department in the top 15 in the UK, and just outside the top 100 world-wide.
The department offers six BPS accredited undergraduate programmes, and eight MSc programmes, as well as having a number of PhD students.
Research in the Department is structured around five main research groupings. The Unit for School and Family Studies, and this post is affiliated with the Developmental and Educational Science group (www.gold.ac.uk/psychology/research/the-developmental-and-educational-science-group).
A position for a Research Assistant (RA) is available with the Unit for School and Family Studies, Department of Psychology, at Goldsmiths, University of London to work on projects relating to social and academic exclusion of school-age children. We are working with a number of schools to examine outcomes related to school and mental health for students with autism, and students with social, emotional and mental health difficulties who are currently educated outside of mainstream school. The position will be supervised by Dr Alice Jones Bartoli.
The successful candidate will be responsible for supervising the management of data returning from several projects, and should have opportunity to be involved in data collection with children and adults, including making visits to schools and other partner organisations. The RA will be employed on a part-time basis (3 days per week) for six months in the first instance, with potential for extension. Some flexibility with this arrangement is possible; please get in touch by email to discuss (email@example.com).
The applicant will have an undergraduate degree in psychology or a related scientific discipline. S/he will be used to working independently and have excellent organisation skills. Previous experience in conducting research and collecting data, within and beyond undergraduate qualifications, will be an advantage. Excellent computer (including use of SPSS) and communication skills are essential. Experience of handling qualitative data is desirable. Experience of working with vulnerable children and/or schools and alternative provisions is welcome.
This post is part-time and offered on a fixed-term basis for a period of six months (with potential for further funding), starting in September 2019.
We have generous benefits – an agile working environment, 28 days’ annual leave plus 6 paid closure days (4 at Christmas and 2 at Easter) plus all Bank Holidays, great transport links, a defined benefit pension scheme, support for professional development and a broad range of wellbeing initiatives such as staff choir, running club and creative writing classes.
Interviews: Late Aug / Early Sept