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University of Aberdeen - Institute of Education for Medical and Dental Sciences - School of Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition

Location: Aberdeen
Salary: £42,149 to £50,296 (Grade 7)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 27th September 2021
Closes: 25th October 2021
Job Ref: MED127Aaber

The post holder will be supported in their role by an experienced and vibrant academic and professional services support team in the Institute of Education for Medical and Dental Sciences and wider university. They will be based in the Centre for Healthcare Education Research and Innovation contributing to a thriving pedagogic research and innovation community. They will work closely with Selection and Assessment Leads as a key and influential member of the School Assessment Committee, which is responsible for the governance and strategic development of assessment in all programmes. The post holder will also contribute to staff training and supporting students’ development of assessment literacy. The initial focus of the post will be to support the psychometric aspects of the summative and large-scale formative assessment of the MBChB programme, including selection processes, and then to support such approaches across other programmes in the School.

Based in the Centre for Healthcare Education Research and Innovation, the post holder will work with assessment, selection and research teams to support the development and implementation of excellent evidence informed education in the School of Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition, ensuring that assessment meets the standards set by relevant regulators such as the General Medical Council and the Quality Assurance Agency. They will contribute to teaching and undertake pedagogic research.

It is expected that candidates will have a good honours degree in a relevant subject such as psychology, statistics, maths, education or a health care profession, with a Masters degree in a relevant subject, experience in statistics or psychometrics and evidence of applying statistics to assessment results. Ideally the candidate will have some experience of teaching as well as undertaking and publishing pedagogic research.

Salary will be at the appropriate point on the Grade 7, (£42,149 - £50,296 per annum) and negotiable with placement according to qualifications and experience.

This role is based in the UK and as such the successful candidate will be required to live and work in the UK.

The candidate appointed to this post may be eligible for homeworking on an occasional or regular basis. For more information please refer to our Homeworking Policy.

Should you require a visa to undertake employment in the UK you will be required to fulfil the minimum points criteria to be granted a Certificate of Sponsorship under the requirements of the Skilled Worker visa. At the time an offer of appointment is made, you will be asked to demonstrate that you fulfil the criteria in respect of qualification and competency in English. For research and academic posts, we will consider eligibility under the Global Talent visa. Please do not hesitate to contact Natalie Reid, HR Adviser (e-mail: for further information.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 25th October 2021

Should you wish to make an informal enquiry please contact:

Professor Rona Patey, Director IEMDS,


Dr. Christine Kay, Curriculum Manager,

Please do not send application forms or CVs to Professor Patey or Dr. Kay.

Please quote reference number MED127A on all correspondence

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