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Research Assistant in Psychology
Oxford Road, Manchester

Job reference: HUM-016753

Location: Oxford Road, Manchester

Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 27/05/2021

Salary: £27,511 to £31,865 per annum, according to relevant experience

Employment type: Fixed Term

Faculty/Organisation: Humanities

Division: Education

Hours Per Week: 35 hours per week

Contract Duration: From 1 August 2021 until 31 July 2023

School / Directorate: School of Environment, Education & Development

We are looking for a Research Assistant to work on the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) funded Parents and Children Together (PACT) Project. PACT-3 is a Randomised Controlled Trial of a parent-delivered language teaching programme for pre-school children at risk of language delays. Further information about the project is available on the project website:

This post offers an exciting opportunity for the post holder to develop their research skills on a large-scale Randomised Controlled Trial of a parent-delivered early language teaching programme. The successful candidate will work under the supervision of the Principal Investigator, Dr Kelly Burgoyne, on all aspects of the project. Principle research activities will include: co-ordinating project activities across approximately 50 schools and 500 families across the North-West; conducting language assessments with young children (3-5 years old), and scoring and entering assessment data; monitoring records of intervention delivery; supporting project team activities (including planning meetings); and contributing to project dissemination activities including project newsletters and social media.

A strong (minimum 2:1) undergraduate degree in psychology or related discipline (education; speech and language therapy) is essential and a Masters degree in psychology or similar is highly desirable. The post holder will have knowledge of child development, and experience of conducting research with children and/or schools and families. The candidate will be skilled in using a range of software packages (e.g. MS Office; SPSS), and be able to work flexibly and as part of a team. The post holder will have highly developed communication skills. Although the post is based in Manchester, the role will require some travel across the North-West to visit schools and families taking part. Some occasional evening and weekend working may be required.   The appointment will be subject to successful Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance.

As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of age, sex, gender (or gender identity), ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status.  All appointments are made on merit.

Happy to talk flexible working.

Blended working arrangements may be considered.

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies.

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:
Name: Kelly Burgoyne

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This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

Please see the link below for the Further Particulars document which contains the person specification criteria.


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