Research Assistant

University of Kent - Tizard Centre

Tizard Centre are seeking to appoint a Research Assistant on a part time basis of 0.4 FTE from 1 February 2017 until 31 October 2018.

This post is funded by an NIHR School for Social Care Research Award for the project “Becoming less eligible? Intellectual disability services in the age of austerity” which will investigate how the age of ‘austerity’ has impacted on intellectual disability (ID) services and the lives of people with ID.

As Research Assistant you will:

  • assist Professor Rachel Forrester-Jones to conduct and complete the project;
  • be responsible for collecting data;
  • be responsible for analysing the data.

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • experience of both qualitative and quantitative research methods;
  • knowledge of intellectual disabilities;
  • skills in using SPSS and Nvivo.

Tizard Centre
The Tizard Centre is one of the leading UK academic groups working in learning disability and community care. Members of the Centre are selected both for their academic record and their practical experience in services.

The Centre has excellent links with social service departments, health authorities and other relevant organisations.

Further Information
Interviews are to be held: 11 January 2017.

Please press the apply button below to go to the university's website where you can view the full job description and also apply for this post. If you require further information regarding the application process please contact Caren Ward on

Please note - applications must be made via the University’s online application system. You will be required to fill in the main details section of the application form as well as upload your CV and a summary document. Your summary should provide clear evidence and examples demonstrating where you meet the essential criteria for the post. We recommend a maximum of 4 x A4 sides for this document.

CVs or details sent directly to the department or via email cannot be considered.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check – Please note, this post will require a DBS check.

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