Research Associate - Education 

Bristol , City of Bristol (GB)
30 Nov 2017
End of advertisement period
13 Dec 2017
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

Research Associate 

Job number   ACAD103032 
Division/School  School of Education 
Contract type  Fixed term contract staff 
Working pattern  Part time 
Salary  £32,548 - £36,613 per annum (pro rata) 
Closing date for applications  13-Dec-2017 

The School of Education is seeking to appoint a Research Associate with expertise in social psychology and quantitative data analysis to work with Dr. Shelley McKeown Jones on an ESRC funded research project “The diversity effect: intergroup interactions and the impact of diversity on young people's attitudes and academics”.
The aim of this project is to conduct research which integrates psychological, educational and geographical perspectives on diversity in order to inform interventions to promote positive outcomes for youth in Bristol and other diverse societies. The project will comprise a large-scale collection of survey responses, an analysis of classroom behaviour and collaboration with local schools and teachers to design and evaluate an intervention.

The post holder will be required to work along with Dr. Shelley McKeown Jones in reviewing the relevant research literature, collecting and analysing data, preparing academic papers for publication and posting materials on the project website.
Applicants should have completed the minimum of an MSc in Psychology (or relevant field) with a Ph.D. in Social Psychology being desirable; have knowledge of social psychological theories, such as intergroup contact theory and social identity theory; be experienced in designing surveys and analysing quantitative data; have experience of managing data and working within ethical guidelines; have a record of publishing in academic journals or show promise to publish academic research; be able to work independently, as well as part of a team, and have excellent communication and organisational skills.
The post will start on 1st February 2018 (or as soon as possible thereafter), and is fixed-term for 7 months. The post is equivalent to 0.5 FTE over the duration of the project, however, working hours will fluctuate according to the timetable of the project. The exact working pattern is to be negotiated with Shelley McKeown Jones.
For initial enquiries please contact Dr. Shelley McKeown Jones ( 
The University is committed to creating and sustaining a fully inclusive culture.  We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and communities.