Jobs at Goldsmiths

Jobs at Goldsmiths

Research Assistant- REF Portfolio content editor 0.2 fixed term

Vacancy Type
Part Time
34,403.15 - 37,258.50
Interview Date
Week Commencing 14th October 2019
Contact Details
Mike Waller: or Tobie Kerridge:
Actual Hours
Posted Date
Closing Date
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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. 

The Department of Design is embedded in the unique intellectual milieu of Goldsmiths, which provides an inspiring and vibrant context for design research as well as opportunities to pursue interdisciplinary research that is responsive to pressing contemporary challenges, whether local, national, international or global.

The department actively contributes to Goldsmiths excellence in research, three-quarters of which is rated world-leading or internationally excellent by the Research Excellence Framework. To find out more about our departments' research interests and activities, for more information on the department visit:

This role will be to support the documentation of practice research portfolios for Research Assessment Exercise known as REF2021, working alongside the department of design, its director of research and the department’s REF working group. The Role will be to assist the construction of academic staff portfolio submissions that present their practice research work in a coherent and detailed format, these research outputs could include exhibitions, performances, designs or combined activities.  The aim of the REF exercise is to assess the research being carried out within UK Universities to provide accountability, establish reputational yardsticks, for public information, and to inform the allocation of funding for research in the future. 

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the conduct, delivery and communication of practice research, and have experience of the capture and documentation of research activity. They will also have good organisational skills and be able to use desktop layout and text editing software.