Research Assistant

Egham, United Kingdom
£14.19 per hour - including London Allowance
09 Sep 2020
End of advertisement period
05 Oct 2020
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

Department of Psychology

Location: Egham
Salary: £14.19 per hour - including London Allowance
Closing Date: Monday 05 October 2020
Interview Date: To be confirmed


The Social Networks Lab at the Psychology Department is conducting a project on language evolution. It is looking to appoint a couple of research assistants to help with all aspects of the project from stimuli preparation and up to data collection. The experiments will be conducted online.

The Social Networks Lab studies language from a social networks perspective. This project is part of a larger project that examines whether languages have the grammar, vocabulary, and sounds that they have because of the way that the community that speaks them is structured. For example, it studies whether communities that are larger or more diverse are more likely to develop certain languages than others. The lab studies these questions mostly by having groups play communication games. Research assistants will be involved with preparing the stimuli for the experiments, setting up the experiments, recruiting participants, running the studies, and coding the data.

The project is led by Dr Shiri Lev-Ari, and you can email her directly at for more details.

The post is for the entire year and will commence in September 2020.

To view further details of this post and to apply please visit queries on the application process the Human Resources Department can be contacted by email at:

Please note that all candidates must attach a copy of their up to date CV to their online application

Please quote the reference: 0920-188
Closing Date: Midnight 5 October 2020
Interview Date: TBC

Please note that it will not be possible for the College to issue a Certificate of Sponsorship for successful candidates as this role does not fall into one of the standard occupational codes deemed eligible for sponsorship by UK Visas and Immigration and the pro-rata salary will not meet the minimum threshold set by UK Visas and Immigration. Successful candidates will therefore need to be eligible to work in the UK or have limited leave to remain in the UK and associated right to work for the duration of their employment with the College, in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006.

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