Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh - Professional Activities

About The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh is an independent membership organisation concerned principally with the education, training and assessment of Surgeons, Dental Surgeons and Doctors who are involved in the surgical care of patients.  Founded in 1505, the College currently has a membership approaching 25,000 in approximately 100 countries throughout the world.

About the Role

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh is looking to appoint two full-time Psychometricians to its Psychometric department. These appointments are being made at an exciting time for the department, as its portfolio of examinations is growing, bringing new potential for research activity and an opportunity to expand the range of psychometric methods used at present.

It is envisaged that the two psychometricians will complement each other within the remit of the department, with one leading in statistics and R programming and the other leading in examiner training and dissemination. These roles offer an excellent opportunity to pursue a career and develop expertise in psychometrics, R programming, educational measurement and research.

Experience/Qualifications/Key Skills

Educated to degree level (1st, 2:1 or equivalent) in a relevant subject you will have excellent communication skills (both written and oral), the ability to apply statistics to a variety of research questions and be proficient in the use of statistical software such as SPSS or R. You will have the ability to work flexibly within a busy team to meet the needs of the department and have good administrative and organisational skills.

A postgraduate degree in a relevant subject such as psychology or statistics, or in another subject with a strong emphasis on quantitative research methods is desirable as is experience of programming and designing and delivering staff training.

Please note that we do not accept CV’s and agencies need not apply.

Contact Information


Address: Human Resources, The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Nicolson Street, Edinburgh EH8 9DW

Closing Date: 12 noon on 19th March 2018

Interview Details: Interviews will be held on 5th April 2018.

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