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Research Assistant in Psychology - QMUL23523

Department: School of Biological & Chemical Sciences
Salary: £31,613 - £33,324 (pro-rata), (Grade 4)
Reference: QMUL23523
Location: Mile End
Date posted: 04-Dec-2020
Closing date: 03-Jan-2021

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A Research Assistant position is available in the Department of Biological and Experimental Psychology in the  School of Biological and Chemical Sciences (SBCS) to work with Dr Versace and collaborators on an ESRC funded project in data collection and analysis of behavioural data on “Augmented feedback to enhance motor and  artistic learning during social distancing”.

The post holder will provide research and technical support in the area of Psychology of Education and Sports Psychology (e.g. assist researchers in remote experimental setting and data collection, assist participants in their experimental setting via remote data collection tools, uploading and storing audio/video materials, analysis of audio/video material, data analysis of behavioural data with R or SPSS).

You should have a relevant BSc/BA and MSc degree, confidence with statistical analysis and report on  psychological data (e.g. mixed-design ANOVA, logistic regression, visual prepresenation of data using software such as R and/or SPSS), good interpersonal skills to support participants and collaborate with the team members, ability to maintain good laboratory records, ability to follow research protocols and to produce clear oral and written reports.

SBCS is one of the largest Schools within Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and is committed to excellence in research and teaching. The Department of Biological and Experimental Psychology offers a lively and stimulating environment for both staff and students, well integrated in the School  

At QMUL, we believe that a diversity of ideas helps us achieve the previously unthinkable. Throughout our history, we’ve fostered social justice and improved lives through academic excellence and we continue to live and breathe this spirit today, not because it’s simply ‘the right thing to do’ but for what it helps us achieve and the intellectual brilliance it delivers. We continue to embrace diversity of thought and opinion in everything we do, in the belief that when views collide, disciplines interact, and perspectives intersect, truly original thought takes form.

We offer a generous pension scheme, 30 days’ leave per annum (pro-rata for part-time/fixed-term) and access to a comprehensive range of personal/professional development opportunities. We offer a range of work life balance and family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, and campus facilities including an on-site nursery at the Mile End campus.

The post is based at the Mile End Campus in London. It is a fixed-term post for 12 months until 31st December 2021 and is offered on a part-time basis   (28 hours per week). The salary will be in Grade 4, within the range of £31,613 - £33,324 per annum (pro-rata), inclusive of London Allowance.

Queen Mary’s commitment to our diverse and inclusive community is embedded in our appointments processes. Reasonable adjustments will be made at each stage of the recruitment process for any candidate with a disability.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Dr Elisabetta Versace at

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The closing date for applications is 3 January 2021.

Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.

The School holds a Silver Athena SWAN Award.  We are committed to the equality of opportunities As part of the School’s commitment to the Athena SWAN principles we strongly encourage applications from women.

 Valuing Diversity & Committed to Equality

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