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Research Assistant

Surrey, United Kingdom
£32,982 to £34,980 per annum
Closing date
31 May 2024

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Psychological Sciences

Location:  Guildford
Salary:  £32,982 to £34,980 per annum
Post Type:  Full Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours BST on Friday 31 May 2024
Interview Date:  Friday 05 July 2024
Reference:  023824

The University of Surrey is a global community of ideas and people, dedicated to life-changing education and research.

We are ambitious and have a bold vision of what we want to achieve - shaping ourselves into one of the best universities in the world, which we are achieving through the talents and endeavour of every employee.  

Our culture empowers people to achieve this aim and to collectively, and individually, make a real difference.  

The role

We are seeking a graduate research assistant to join an exciting new project: ‘Early Pathways to Independence in numeracy for Children with Genetic Syndromes’, funded by the ESRC. You will be working at the interface between developmental psychology, education, and neurodiversity. You will collect data using standardised assessments, experimental measures (e.g., child friendly ipad based assessments, online assessments), and mixed methods, to understand cognitive and educational contributors to early mathematical learning for neurodivergent children. Our focus will be on three groups of children with genetic conditions diagnosed early in life (Down syndrome, fragile X syndrome, or Williams syndrome), to understand both general and specific contributors to good outcomes leading to independence in early numeracy for these groups.

About you

You will work collaboratively with the extended research team on all dimensions of the project (recruitment, data collection, longitudinal data collection planning, data curation and open science). You will also contribute to report writing, presentations, publications and dissemination to non-academic audiences.

You will have a BSc Degree or equivalent qualification in Psychology or a related subject, have experience in conducting cognitive behavioural tasks and standard data coding. You will also have experience of statistical analysis using statistical packages such as R or SPSS. 

How to apply

You are welcome to contact Prof. Emily Farran ( if you would like further information or to discuss the post.

Please submit your CV and Cover letter when you make your application online on the University website. 

Further details:    Job Description    

For more information and to apply online, please download the further details and click on the 'apply online' button above.

In return we offer a generous pension, relocation assistance where appropriate , flexible working options including job share and blended home/campus working locations (dependent on work duties), access to world-class leisure facilities on campus, a range of travel schemes and supportive family friendly benefits including an excellent on-site nursery.

Click here to find out more about the benefits we offer to support you.

The University of Surrey is committed to providing an inclusive environment that offers equal opportunities for all.  We place great value on diversity and are seeking to increase the diversity within our community.  Therefore we particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups, such as people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups and people with disabilities.


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