Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Science Education

Lincoln, United Kingdom
From £33,797 per annum
Saturday, 10 October 2020
End of advertisement period
Sunday, 8 November 2020
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

School of Education

Location:  Lincoln
Salary:   From £33,797 per annum
This post is fixed term for 9 months and the post is full time at 1 FTE
Closing Date:   Sunday 08 November 2020
Interview Date:   Tuesday 24 November 2020
Reference:  CSS537

The School of Education at the University of Lincoln is inviting applications for two fixed-term, full-time Postdoctoral Research Associates to join a Wellcome Trust funded project, Research-2-Practice.  The project is a collaboration between the University of Roehampton (P-I Professor Ian Abrahams) and the University of Lincoln (Co-I Dr Anita Backhouse).  Both posts will be based at the University of Lincoln.

The Postdoctoral Research Associates will play a key role in contributing to the project and the overall research initiative.  You will:

  • Conduct a systematic literature review of the research relating to effective pedagogical practice in specific named areas of science teaching and/or learning either in primary, or secondary, school settings
  • Summarise, critically and succinctly, your findings from each literature review in a manner that is readily accessible to trainee teachers and their in-school mentors
  • Support mentor training activities relating to the project 
  • Conduct quality assurance visits to participating schools across Lincolnshire, Yorkshire, and London
  • Conduct interviews and surveys as required
  • Analyse qualitative data and prepare reports as required
  • Co-author, with members of the project team, academic and professional journal articles, and conference papers as required

Eligible candidates must already have a PhD.  Knowledge of primary and/or secondary school pedagogical practice and/or science education would be an advantage.  A current full UK driving licence is a requirement for these posts - a car will be provided - as school visits will need to be undertaken in rural areas where there is little public transport.  

This post is full time fixed term for 9 months.

Informal enquiries about the post may be addressed to Dr Anita Backhouse (