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Graduate Research Assistant

University of Exeter - College of Life and Environmental Sciences

Location: Exeter
Salary: The starting salary will be from £27,025 up to £34,189 on Grade E, depending on qualifications and experience.
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 13th March 2019
Closes: 23rd April 2019
Job Ref: P66855

College of Life and Environmental Sciences

The post

The College wishes to recruit a part-time (50%) Graduate Research Assistant to support the work of Professor Adam Rutland in the Department of Psychology. This post is available from the 1st September 2019 to the 1st July 2021 in the Department of Psychology within the College of Life and Environmental Sciences. The successful applicant will support research activities within Professor Rutland’s lab, including an ESRC project examining “Bystander reactions to the exclusion of immigrants among British children and adolescents”.

The post will include preparing, setting up, and conducting data collection with children and adolescents, data entry as required, research report writing and statistical analysis. The successful applicant will also undertake administrative support responsibilities within Professor Rutland’s lab around data recruitment in schools, coordination of lab activities, and maintenance of the lab’s website and databases.

About you

The successful applicant will be able to collect psychological data from children and adolescents, present information on research progress and outcomes, communicate complex information, orally, in writing and electronically and provide administrative support within Professor Rutland’s lab.

Applicants will at least be educated to first degree level or possess an equivalent qualification/experience in a related field of study or equivalent experience and be able to demonstrate sufficient knowledge in the discipline and of research methods and techniques to work within established research programmes. Applicants will also have knowledge of child development, developmental psychology, or related fields, the ability to work with children and adolescents, and research and organisational skills (e.g., administrating interviews or surveys, data management, communication within teams, supporting lab activities).

You can view the Job Description and Person Specification document here.

For further information please contact contacting Professor Adam Rutland email or

The University of Exeter

We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities and in the top 150 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019). We combine world-class teaching with world-class research, achieving a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2017.

Our research income in recent years means we’re fastest growing UK Research University and we seek to answer some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today through this. 98% of our research is international quality (2014 Research Excellence Framework) and we encourage proactive engagement with industry, business and community partners to enhance the impact of research and education and improve the employability of our students.

With over 22,000 students and 5,500 staff from 180 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment in which to work. We are an equal opportunity employer, a Disability Confident employer and an Athena Swan accredited institution. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce

The closing date for completed applications is 23rd April 2019. Interviews are expected to take place on the week beginning the 29th April 2019.

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