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Research Assistant

Stratford, United Kingdom
£38,022 per annum, pro rata, inclusive of London Weighting
Closing date
8 Mar 2024

Location: Stratford Campus
Salary: Starting from £38,022 per annum, pro rata, inclusive of London Weighting
Post Type: Part Time
Hours per Week:  26.25
Post Type: Fixed Term
Contract Length: 12 months
Closing Date: Friday 08 March 2024
Reference: 0264-24-R

University of East London

Founded in 1898, we at the University of East London (UEL) are proud to change lives through education. Our goal is to advance industry 5.0 careers-first education and provide a clear path to the jobs and opportunities of the future. We’re committed to driving diversity in the 5.0 talent pipeline, working in partnership to promote talent wherever it is found and creating a balanced, inclusive, and green future.

But we can't achieve this goal alone. We need forward-thinking, innovative, and curious individuals like you to join our community and help us craft our future. As part of our team, you'll have the opportunity to work with a diverse range of people who share your passion for creating positive change. We’re an inclusive and welcoming community that is constantly moving forward, never satisfied with the status quo.

About Us

Based at our Docklands and Stratford campuses, the School of Health, Sport and Bioscience has experienced considerable growth over the last 5 years, approximately 10-15% per annum, and has now grown to over 2,500 students. In addition, we are currently rapidly developing our postgraduate and research programmes involving wide collaboration in the UK and overseas. 

The School of Health, Sport and Bioscience brings together UEL’s innovative research and teaching in the subject areas of Sport, Bioscience, Allied Health Professions (Professional Health Sciences), Nursing and Health Studies. From the recent REF we are the top modern University in London for Unit 3, 8th in the country and in the top 50% of all submissions across the country, with the majority of our research judged at international or international excellence with some world-leading outputs. Current key research themes focus on the management of chronic diseases and development of new therapies. Such research is carried out in close collaboration with international and national partners, including local NHS Trusts.


Funded by OfS and Research England to support projects to increase the participation of individuals from global majority in research careers. The STAR project expands our understanding of a research career through five work packages designed to promote research advocacy and to showcase the role of research in different career paths and organisations. The project will aim to improve participants understanding of how social justice can be advanced through research advocacy. The STAR project has several work packages including: a new MRes suite of courses in Social Justice with disciplinary specialisms in Biosciences, Social Research, Performance and Business; a CPD course for community and voluntary sector groups seeking to increase their research capacity; an extended ProfDoc programme; a package to build research understanding and advocacy skills with undergraduates and postgraduates; an outreach package to work with local schools to widen understanding and importance of advocacy of research. The project runs until October 2025.

About the Job

This role offers an exciting opportunity to assist in the delivery of the STAR Project. Particularly the outreach activity with local schools. The postholder will also have time to develop their research profile in collaboration with Professor Morgan and colleagues in the School of Health Sport and Bioscience

  • To assist with managing the STAR projects as required.
  • To liaise with local schools and students and coordinate the delivery of the STAR workshops in schools and at UEL.
  • To help with the preparation of material to validate a new Prof. Doc for the STAR project.
  • To coordinate the training of PGR and UG students on research Advocacy.
  • To attend and participate in relevant project meetings.
  • To develop/ build upon your own research/academic profile. 

About You

  • A MSc or PhD in a relevant field including but not limited to: Bioscience, Sports Public Health, or a related field.

Benefits Package

Here are UEL we understand it’s about more than just a salary. It’s about the entire package on offer along with our outstanding work environment and inclusive culture. We know the market rates for this vacancy and will offer a genuinely competitive salary DOE.

We care deeply about your wellbeing and our benefits includes: Pension of 31.08 to 35.38% You’ll contribute 7.4 to 11.7% (depending on your grade) and we contribute 23.68% to maintain the scheme, 35 days holiday (3 additional days over Christmas) plus bank holidays, and we’re always open to consider flexible working arrangements. We have a discretionary and non-contractual shared success bonus scheme with a value of up to £5,000 in the 23/24 academic year, subsidised gym membership, 3 times base salary life assurance, a cashback healthcare scheme and wide variety of other generous benefits including discounts on; Apple and Samsung products, holidays, clothing, fitness, lifestyle, dining out and weekly shopping.

Equal Opportunities

UEL is an inclusive equal opportunities employer and are proud of our Equality, Diversity, and Inclusivity achievements, including: zero gender pay gap, members of Stonewall and have won Athena Swan awards. We expect all employees of UEL to accept our EDI policy and will not tolerate discrimination in any form.

We're a disability confident employer and value all applications. Please let us know if you require any reasonable accommodations throughout the recruitment process.

So, if you’d like to take your career to the next level with us here at the University of East London and are inspired by our environment and commit to success, we want you to apply today!

Further details: Job Description & Person Specification More about our benefits

To contact the recruitment team please phone +44 20 8223 3000 x 4600 or e-mail

CVs without a completed application form will not be accepted.

At UEL we are committed to working together to build a community which values diversity in both our staff and student populations, is representative and inclusive, enabling all to progress and thrive.

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