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Research Assistant

University of Reading - School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences

Location: Reading
Salary: £33,966 to £38,205 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 17th June 2024
Closes: 1st July 2024
Job Ref: SRF47727
 

Applications are invited for a Research Assistant position at the School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences at the University of Reading for a Simons Foundation funded multisite project investigating sensory biomarkers in pre-school children with autism.

You should have substantial experience working with autistic children and/or substantial experience using EEG with young children. The post will involve recruiting families with a young child with autism.
You will schedule families’ visits and also administer a testing battery with the young autistic child. This will be in collaboration with a the wider the research team. This is a collaborative project between the University of Reading (Dr. Teresa Tavassoli), Birkbeck University (Prof. Emily Jones) and Kings College London (Dr Nick Puts). The empirical work will be carried out at the University of Reading.

In order to be successful you will:

  • have a proven track record of working with autistic children and/or substantial experience using EEG with young children. Knowledge of developmental testing and experimental methods is essential.
  • You will be proficient in basic software including Excel and SPSS and have the ability to work well with children and parents under research conditions.

The post is a fixed-term contract till 31/05/2025

If you would like to know more about the role contact Dr Teresa Tavassoli at t.tavassoli@reading.ac.uk.

Closing date: 1st of July 2024
Interviews will be held: 17th of July 2024

We welcome applications from both external and internal candidates. As part of the University’s ongoing commitment to professional development, this role can be considered on a seconded basis for existing staff members. Internal candidates should discuss this with their line manager prior to applying.

By reference to the applicable SOC code for this role, sponsorship may be possible under the Skilled Worker Route.  Applicants wishing to consider the SWR must ensure that they are able to meet the points requirement before applying. Successful candidates not already holding a Skilled Worker visa issued before 4th April 2024 will have to have been ‘awarded’ their PhD before being able to be sponsored. There is further information about visas on the Website.  UK Visas and Immigration Website.

The University is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce, supports the gender equality Athena SWAN Charter and the Race Equality Charter, and champions LGBT+ equality. Applications for job-share, part-time and flexible working arrangements are welcomed and will be considered in line with business needs.

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