Research Associate/ Fellow

University of Nottingham - Life Sciences

Location: University Park

Salary: £26,495 to £31,604 per annum, pro rata depending on skills and experience (minimum £29799 with relevant PhD).

Applications are invited to the above role to have specific responsibility for research, and teaching development, as part of TRANSFORM: Teaching Resources for Applying Numeracy and Statistics for Objective Research Methods. The role involves a mixture of pedagogical research, project management, and teaching development, with a focus on teaching of statistics and research methods across a wide range of subjects. The person appointed will be expected to plan and conduct work involving appropriate research methods, including idea-generating workshops, surveys and student focus groups, and will be responsible for writing up their work for publication. They will also help to organise the production of learning resources (e.g. videos, on-line resources) for use in teaching statistics and research methods across a wide range of subject areas.

Candidates must hold a PhD (or equivalent) or be near to completion of a PhD or studying towards a PhD or equivalent in the sciences, medicine, education or social sciences with experience of applied statistical analysis of research data and hypothesis testing.

Ideally, candidates should have some experience of teaching in a University environment, preferably in statistics or research methods, and familiarity with the production of multi-media and/or on-line learning resources. Experience working on cross-disciplinary projects is desirable, as is experience of collection and analysis of quantitative and qualitative data from diverse stakeholders (e.g. students, members of the public, companies).

This part-time (7.25 hours per week) fixed-term post is available immediately; however it must start by 1st November 2017 and is for a period of 2 years.

The School of Life Sciences holds an Athena Silver SWAN Award, in recognition of our commitment to supporting and advancing women’s careers in the life sciences (STEMM). You can read more about this initiative at http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/life-sciences/documents/athena-swan-silver-award.pdf

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr. Tom Reader (tom.reader@nottingham.ac.uk). Please note that applications sent directly to this Email address will not be accepted.

The University of Nottingham is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applicationhttp://s from all sections of the community.

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