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Research Assistant

Queen Mary University of London - School of Biological & Behavioural Sciences

Location: London
Salary: £33,619 per annum (pro-rata), inclusive of London Allowance.
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 2nd December 2022
Closes: 16th December 2022
Job Ref: QMUL31173
 

Research Assistant in Behavioral Neuroscience / Sports and Dance Science

A Research Assistant position is available in the Department of Psychology (Versace lab), on a project in Sports and Dance Science/Behavioral Neuroscience entitled “iMove: engaging tools for motor learning and musculoskeletal rehabilitation”.

The post-holder will provide research support in the areas of behavioral neuroscience, sports and dance science, supporting experimental preparation and digital technology setup, data collection with dancers, data analysis and report/paper writing at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and at partner dance schools. You will also support staff and collaborators in the general housekeeping of research equipment and non-scientific tasks, including ordering/organising materials, assembly/testing experimental equipment, addressing participant questions, archiving protocols and data.

The role requires interest and expertise in research on motor activities and digital technologies. The successful applicant should have the ability to work independently and in collaboration with other researchers, to interact in a professional and respectful way with collaborators and participants, to maintain good records and produce clear oral and written reports/papers.

You should have a relevant degree (MSc preferred but not essential), experience in research with humans and laboratory techniques such as protocol preparation, data handling/storage, use of digital technologies, keeping laboratory records, follow research protocols, produce clear oral/written reports.

The School of Biological & Behavioral Sciences (SBBS) is one of the largest Schools within QMUL and is committed to excellence in research and teaching. The Department of Biological and Experimental Psychology offers a lively and stimulating environment for both staff and students, well integrated in the school.

At Queen Mary University of London, we believe that a diversity of ideas helps us achieve the previously unthinkable. Throughout our history, we’ve fostered social justice and improved lives through academic excellence and we continue to live and breathe this spirit today, not because it’s simply ‘the right thing to do’ but for what it helps us achieve and the intellectual brilliance it delivers.

We offer competitive salaries, access to a generous pension scheme, 30 days’ leave per annum (pro-rata for part-time/fixed-term), season ticket loan scheme and access to a comprehensive range of personal and professional development opportunities. In addition, we offer a range of work life balance and family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, and campus facilities including an on-site nursery at the Mile End campus.

The post is based at the Mile End Campus in London. It is part time (24 hours per week, split over 3 days), fixed term appointment from January 2023 until May 2023. The salary will be within Grade 4, £33,619 per annum (pro-rata), inclusive of London Allowance.

Queen Mary’s commitment to our diverse and inclusive community is embedded in our appointments processes. Reasonable adjustments will be made at each stage of the recruitment process for any candidate with a disability. We are open to considering applications from candidates wishing to work flexibly.

Informal enquiries to Dr Elisabetta Versace at e.versace@qmul.ac.uk.

To apply, please click the ‘apply’ button.

The closing date for applications is 16 December 2022. Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.

The School holds a Silver Athena SWAN Award and as part of our commitment to the Athena SWAN principles we strongly encourage applications from women.

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