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Research Assistant - Mental Health in Rail Workers

Kingston University - School of Law, Social and Behavioural Sciences

Location: Kingston upon Thames
Salary: starting salary of £15,234 per annum (50% pro-rata to the FTE of £30,468).
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 4th August 2022
Closes: 17th August 2022
Job Ref: 495755
 

The Role

The successful applicant will work on a project funded by the B&CE annual occupational health research award. The project will be investigating mental health, stigma and barriers to support in a sub section of the construction industry - rail workers.

The successful candidate will be expected to liaise with rail companies, including small and medium sized companies (SME) and recruit participants for a survey and interviews. Duties will include the set up and running of online surveys, recruitment of participants, conducting interviews, data analysis and report writing. The role may involve some travel to meet with companies and to conduct interviews with a subsection of workers.

The Person

As well as having a BSc and MSc, or equivalent, in Psychology or a related subject, you'll have good knowledge and experience using a range of research methodologies, including quantitative and qualitative research methods and the ability to conduct statistical analysis. You'll also have proficiency in using online survey platforms such as Qualtrics.

On a personal level, you'll have great organisational and communications skills, as well as the ability to work independently.

The Faculty

The Faculty of Business and Social Sciences combines Kingston Business School and the School of Law, Social and Behavioural Sciences. Driven by a forward-thinking approach, the faculty is dynamic, innovative and ambitious. We focus on business and social challenges that impact us all such as decision making, sustainable development and individual resilience.

Together, the schools strive to nurture socially responsible, well-informed and actively engaged members of society who graduate as adaptable, ambitious and solutions-focused professionals.

School of Law, Social and Behavioural Sciences

The School of Law, Social and Behavioural Sciences offers a range of courses in politics, economics, human rights, international relations, law, psychology and criminology. Students graduate equipped with the theoretical tools, hands-on experience and critical thinking necessary to understand individual and social group behaviour, problem solve and influence the future.

Further information

This is a part-time (14.8 hours per week / 2.5 days), 12-month fixed term contract with a starting salary of £15,234 per annum (50% pro-rata to the FTE of £30,468).

Interviews are expected to be held on Wednesday 31st August.

Please note due to the part-time nature of this contract this role is not sponsorable under the Skilled Worker visa scheme, and so candidates must have existing right to work in the UK to be offered this role.

For informal enquiries please contact Dr. Georgia Butler.

Bring your true self, expertise, and passion to Kingston where we are continuing to strive to build a university where authentic inclusion and belonging is at its heart. Every one of our staff and students’ identities, backgrounds and diverse experiences makes us who we are - so harness and embrace yours by applying today. We welcome applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds, LGBTQ+ communities and those with disabilities.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required, this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme. 

To apply click on ‘Apply Now’. If, for accessibility reasons, you need to apply in an alternative format, please email jobs@kingston.ac.uk or call the HR Shared Services team on 020 8417 3118.

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