Research Assistant (3 posts)

University of Sheffield - Department of Psychology

Contract Type: Fixed-term from 13 February 2017 to 11 August 2017
Faculty: Faculty of Science
Location: Cathedral Court, Sheffield City Centre


We are seeking three highly organised and enthusiastic research assistants to work on an exciting project testing the effectiveness of a short executive function training intervention for improving cognitive and academic skills in preschoolers from diverse backgrounds. The successful candidate will assist with the recruitment of schools, administering the four-week intervention and testing its effectiveness in local schools.

Applicants should have a good degree in Psychology or a closely related discipline. They should have experience in working with young children and managing projects to a tight schedule. Experience of working in schools would be an advantage. The candidate should have an interest in cognitive development, should be highly organised, highly motivated and able to communicate effectively. In addition, candidates should be capable of working effectively independently and as part of a team.

Owing to the nature of this position, any offer of employment with the University will be subject to a satisfactory disclosure report from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

These are full-time posts on a fixed term basis starting on the 13 February 2017 to 11 August 2017.

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