Research Assistant in Psychology

University of Cambridge Department of Psychology

Applications are invited for a full-time Research Assistant to join the Centre for Family Research, a multidisciplinary research institute within the Department of Psychology at the University of Cambridge.

We are looking for a Research Assistant to be part of an exciting new longitudinal study funded by the ESRC. This study will begin in January 2021 and will investigate the links between well-being, social-cognitive ability and success in the first year of primary school among typically-developing, neuro-diverse and ethnically diverse children. The Research Assistant will work with Professor Claire Hughes (PI), Dr Elian Fink and Dr Hana D'Souza at the University of Cambridge and with Dr Rory Devine at the University of Birmingham.

The position will involve co-ordinating an ambitious schedule of school-based data collection, building relationships with primary school heads and class teachers to recruit participants, travelling to schools to undertake data collection sessions (testing children using a range of experimental, interview and observational measures) and gathering teacher and caregiver questionnaire data. The Research Assistant will also undertake data processing, data entry and preliminary data analysis, assist in preparing newsletters about the study for schools and caregivers, as well as for policy makers, and assist with literature reviews, organizing workshops, and preparing materials for conference presentations.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 3 September 2022 in the first instance.

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Interviews will be held on Friday 27th November 2020

For enquiries about the post please contact Dr Elian Fink ef364@cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference XJ24129 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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