Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Science Education

Location
Lincoln, United Kingdom
Salary
From £33,797 per annum
Posted
10 Oct 2020
End of advertisement period
08 Nov 2020
Ref
CSS537
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
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 (abackhouse@lincoln.ac.uk)

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