Research Associate - Autism

Cardiff University

The Autism SIGNS Project: Research in Partnership with the Learning with Autism Programme

Applications are invited for a psychologist with a PhD to join a multi-disciplinary team of researchers, government and education professionals and educational psychologists researching the recognition of signs of autism in mainstream primary schools. The research is linked to Welsh Government’s Learning with Autism programme v being run in mainstream schools. Both parents and teachers will take part in the questionnaire-based project. As the project draws on assessment methods relevant to the Welsh Government’s Autism Spectrum Disorder Strategic Action Plan for Wales, this post requires knowledge of research and national policy in the field of autism assessment and diagnosis. The project is based in the internationally renowned School of Psychology at Cardiff University that has a strong tradition of supporting research careers in psychology. The post holder will be responsible for all aspects of the study including method design, data collection, data analysis and writing papers, and will need to liaise closely with school staff and engage with parent communities. Applicants must have excellent organisational, communication and research skills, and ability to successfully work as part of a team.

This post is full time of 35 hours a week, fixed term for 13 months.

Cardiff University reserves the right to close this vacancy early should sufficient applications be received.

Cardiff University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity. Our inclusive environment welcomes applications from talented people from diverse backgrounds.

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