|Salary:||£28,762 to £40,931 per annum, Grade 6 Research Assistant to Grade 7|
|Placed On:||25th May 2023|
|Closes:||25th June 2023|
**Note that this role has a number of part time opportunities as per the below**
The School of Psychology are seeking to hire a Research Associate or Research Assistant with for a project on the topic of conversation skills in typically-developing and autistic primary-school-aged children. The post is funded by a Leverhulme Trust grant (See here for more details: https://research.kent.ac.uk/keep-conversations-going/).
You will work on a series of experimental studies involving conversational interaction between yourself and primary-school-aged children. The focus of these studies is on manipulating children’s ability to respond appropriately whilst avoiding saying too much (monologuing), alongside the ability to switch topics when necessary. These studies examine the role played by the child’s interests or hobbies, their cognitive flexibility and their core language processing efficiency.
You will need to be able to think on your feet to combine elements of spontaneous conversation with elements which must remain the same for all participants. Please note, you will need to be able to easily understand a variety of British regional accents as spoken by 7- to 11-year-old children via Zoom and so be expected to be native fluency in English. Candidates who are short-listed for interview will be asked to converse briefly with some carefully selected volunteer child participants.
As a Research Assistant/Associate you will:
To be successful in the role you will have/be:
Please see the links below to view the full job description, additional information and also to apply for this post. If you require further information regarding the application process please contact the HR Team on email@example.com quoting ref number: HSS-177-23. You may also email the Principal Investigator, Dr Kirsten Abbot-Smith on K.Abbot-Smith@kent.ac.uk with any informal queries.
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