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Research Fellow in the Dynamic Assessment of Reading Disorder

University of Leeds - Faculty of Medicine & Health - School of Psychology

Location: Leeds
Salary: £33,199 to £39,609 p.a.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 14th September 2018
Closes: 14th October 2018
Job Ref: MHPSY1049

Are you interested in children’s literacy development? Do you have experience conducting reading research with primary aged children in a school environment? Are you able to work with a range of educational professionals? Would you like to be part of a team developing new tests to improve screening for reading disorders?

You will play a key role in project managing an innovative Nuffield Foundation funded project, which aims to improve screening for reading disorder through the use of dynamic learning tasks. You will take on the day-to-day management of the project; finalising task design, co-ordinating the recruitment of schools and data collection (with a full time research assistant and a team of temporary research assistants), preparing data for analysis, data analysis and contributing to publications and engaging in dissemination activities.

We are looking for someone who is experienced conducting research in a school environment, who is personable and well organised, and who is ready to take on the responsibility for the day-to-day management of an ambitious research project.

To explore the post further or for any enquiries you may have, please contact:

Dr Hannah Nash, Lecturer in Developmental Psychology
Tel: +44 (0)113 34 39199, email:

Further Information

The University of Leeds is committed to providing equal opportunities for all and offers a range of family friendly policies. The University is a charter member of Athena SWAN and holds the Bronze award. We will be happy to consider job share applications and are committed to flexible working for all our employees.

Location: Leeds - Main Campus
Grade: Grade 7
Salary: £33,199 to £39,609 p.a.
Please note that due to funding limitations it will not be possible to appoint above spine point 30 (£33,199)
Working Time: 100% Full time equivalent
Contract Type: Fixed Term (to 31 March 2021 due to external funding)

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