Research Associate (iREAD)

University College London - Department of Psychology and Human Development London

Hours per week (%FTE): 10.04 (0.275% FTE)

The iREAD Project: Intelligent Personalised Apps for Reading Acquisition in Primary Education iREAD is a H2020 Innovation Action project coordinated by UCL comprising 16 European partners from academia, industry and education. The primary goal of the project is to design personalised apps for reading acquisition that can adapt to the diverse needs of primary school students learning to read, students with dyslexia and second language learners.

The ambition of the project is to have a real impact in schools and education provision across Europe. This will be achieved through a design and evaluation approach that takes into account policy and curriculum differences, is built on a holistic understanding of reading, offers a scalable software architecture that enables the introduction of new linguistic resources and languages, and is based on a coordinated effort for teacher training and professional development in the use of the apps.

The post is funded to 30 June 2019 in the first instance.

If the appointed candidate is currently working towards their PhD, initial appointment will be at research assistant Grade 6B (salary £30,316 - £31,967 per annum) with payment at Grade 7 being backdated to the date of final submission of the PhD thesis.

Applicants will have experience of working sensitively with special populations (such as learners with dyslexia) and the ability to work both independently and effectively as part of a multidisciplinary research team ensuring that deadlines are met.

Candidates will hold PhD or equivalent experience in Psychology or Special Educational Needs.  Applicants nearing completion of their PhD will be considered.

Knowledge of reading development and literacy teaching is desirable.

UCL vacancy reference:  1712135      

Applicants should apply online. To access further details about the position and how to apply please click on the ‘Apply’ button below. If you have any queries regarding the vacancy, please contact Dr Emma Sumner ( e.sumner@ucl.ac.uk )

Latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59

Interview Date: TBC

Any offer of employment will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

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