Research Assistant in Psychology

Nottingham Trent University - Psychology

Additional Information: This post is working 22.2 hours per week (0.6FTE) and is fixed term for 5 months.

The Psychology Department at Nottingham Trent University is seeking to employ a Research Assistant at Grade F for an inter-disciplinary project encompassing Psychology, Linguistics, and Law. The project will investigate methods of improving the accuracy, detail, and consistency of voice descriptions provided by ‘earwitnesses’.

When the perpetrator of a crime is heard but not seen, an ‘earwitness’ will frequently be required by the police to provide a description of what the voice sounded like. However, previous research indicates that this task is difficult.

This is an ideal opportunity for an early career researcher to make a valuable contribution to impactful research, and to develop high-level skills in the area of applied cognitive psychology. The successful candidate will assist the project lead in designing, setting up, and running behavioural experiments. Specific duties may include, for example, statistical analysis, contributing to conference presentations and publications, and liaising with non-academic audiences and stakeholders, etc.

You will have demonstrated excellence at both an undergraduate level (2.1 or higher in a Psychology degree or equivalent) and masters level (commendation or above), have good knowledge of core areas of psychology, and have experience in conducting research from conception through to dissemination.

Closing date – 22 October 2017

Interview date – Week commending 13 November 2017

If you have any specific queries in relation to this position, please contact Dr Harriet Smith, Independent Research Fellow, on +44 (0)115 848 4535 or via email

To apply for this role, please visit:

Successful applicants will usually be appointed to the base of the advertised salary grade, except in justifiable circumstances.

This role does not meet the minimum requirements set by UK Visas & Immigration to enable sponsorship of migrant workers.  Therefore, we cannot progress applications from candidates who require sponsorship to work in the UK.

Share this job
  Share by Email   Print this job   More sharing options
We value your feedback on the quality of our adverts. If you have a comment to make about the overall quality of this advert, or its categorisation then please send us your feedback
Advert information

Type / Role:


Midlands of England