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Research Assistant/Associate

University of Bath - Psychology

Location: Bath
Salary: £34,304 to £40,927
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 16th September 2021
Closes: 21st October 2021
Job Ref: CH8657

This is an exciting opportunity for a researcher to join the Department of Psychology at Bath, including the GW4 Neurodevelopmental Neurodiversity Network and the Centre for Applied Autism Research.

You will lead an innovative new project on mental strengths and difficulties in neurodevelopmental conditions (e.g., Autism). Working with Research Assistants and PhD students, you will be responsible for data collection, both online and in the lab. There will also be opportunities to conduct secondary data analysis, drawing on population-based datasets of clinical, questionnaire, cognitive, and neuroimaging data. The project will focus on advanced multivariate and psychometric analyses of these data, including Bayesian modelling.

This is a full-time position that will suit a candidate with experience of i) conducting surveys and experimental research and/or ii) publishing psychological, psychiatry, neuroscience research in internationally recognised journals. It would particularly suit an ambitious candidate looking for support with applying for externally funded fellowships beyond the post, as well as internal Prize Fellowship Schemes, which will form a crucial part of developing the project in future.

You should have good inter-personal skills and be able to support a multi-disciplinary (clinical or non-clinical) research team to ensure research is set up, participants are recruited and followed-up, and the research findings are disseminated to a high standard (via journals and stakeholder events). You will collaborate with academic partners at other GW4 sites (Bristol, Cardiff, & Exeter - e.g., Wales Autism Research Centre) as well as clinicians in London (UCL – e.g., Tavistock & Portman NHS Trust).

For informal enquiries, please contact Dr Punit Shah (

The Department of Psychology excels in research and teaching, regularly ranking in the top 3 in the league tables (e.g., The Guardian). Research in the department (see occurs across more than six sub-disciplines in psychology, including clinical, cognitive, developmental, environmental, forensic, health, and social psychology.

The Department of Psychology is based in a new £30M building, featuring >12 lab spaces (e.g., EEG, Crossmodal, BioPsych, Pain Labs, VR, BioPac, Eye Tracker, Developmental, Social, Testing Labs, CREATE,CAAR) and close links to other cross-disciplinary research centres (e.g., Institute of Policy Research).

What we can offer you:

Our campus is surrounded by beautiful countryside, and the City of Bath with its historic charm and social activity only a short distance away creates an excellent environment in which to work. There are excellent sporting facilities, as evidence by our recent contributions to the Tokyo Olympics

We are:

  • a family friendly workplace 
  • open to exploring flexible working opportunities which benefit you and the University. 
  • recognising of the talents of our diverse workforce through an excellent reward package 
  • encouraging of your personal and professional development

Find out from our staff what makes the University of Bath a great place to work. Follow us @UniofBath and @UniofBathJobs on Twitter for more information.

We aim to be an inclusive university, where difference is celebrated, respected and encouraged. We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds leads to a better environment for our employees and students, creating a learning environment and organisational culture that enhances health and wellbeing across our community. We are very proud to have recently received Ambassadors for Autism certification and are an accredited Disability Confident Leader; committed to building disability confidence and supporting disabled staff.

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