Psychology Technician

London, United Kingdom
30 000- 35 000
Nov 26, 2020
End of advertisement period
Dec 08, 2020
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Part Time

Job Profile Administration - Administrative Roles

Contract Type Permanent

Job Purpose

A Psychology Technician has the following core areas of responsibility:

  • To support laboratory- based and non-laboratory based experimental work carried out by students and staff
  • To manage, update and instruct on Psychology specialist equipment

Job Background

BPP Psychology Department sits within the BPP School of Health. The School of Health combines the academic excellence of a university with the real-life focus of a professional environment. At the Psychology Department we offer the BPS accredited MSc Psychology Conversion Programmes (campus-based and distance learning) since 2016 as well as deliver Professional Development courses.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Supporting student dissertations
  • Supporting staff research
  • Resolving problems in relation to research and teaching technologies
  • Maintaining/Updating research technologies
  • Providing oversight of the health and safety risk assessment in labs
  • Initiating the development and use of new research and teaching technologies
  • Setting up experimental technology workshops

Department School of Health - Psychology

Vacancy location Location UK, London, London Waterloo

Candidate Criteria


  • BSc Hons Psychology in psychology or a related discipline
  • Experience in working as a Psychology technician in FE or HE context
  • Experience in working with statistical analysis packages such as SPSS
  • Experience in working with experimental design packages such as E-Prime
  • Experience in working with Psychophysiological response measures such as eye trackers and galvanic skin response units
  • Experience in working with psychometric measures for research purposes
  • Experience in working with online data collection tools such as Gorilla and Qualtrics
  • Ability to analyse data using SPSS
  • Ability to prepare and deliver a training on a technical subject
  • High level skills in Microsoft office 365 (including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint, Teams)
  • Ability to solve problems and take initiative
  • Ability to effectively plan, organise and prioritise workload
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Ability to work well in a team and be collaborative
  • Self-motivated
  • Proactive


  • Postgraduate degree in Psychology or a related discipline
  • Experience in using Adobe Connect
  • Experience in working with Virtual Learning Environments (e.g. Totara, Moodle)
  • Experience in delivering technical training

Development Opportunities

The role of a Technician will develop your skills in the area of research and technology, and you will have the opportunity to work in a fast-growing department. Regular appraisals with your line manager will highlight development opportunities and avenues for growth.

Employment Details

Contract Hours 18.75

FTE 0.50

Salary 30 000- 35 000