Research Assistant in Psychology

London (GB)
11 Jan 2018
End of advertisement period
19 Jan 2018
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

Research Assistant

Department of Psychology 

Minimum 15hrs per week January-March 2018.  

Salary:  £16.93/hour inclusive of London Weighting Allowance  
We are looking for a confident Research Assistant to take responsibility for data-collection and analysis during a two month service-user evaluation study.   
The study is evaluating the impact of training for foster careers and adoptive parents. The research assignment will involve working with the training team of a leading third-sector service provider for foster and adoptive parents, as well as the research team from Department of Psychology at the University of Roehampton.  
The Research Assistant will travel to the client’s training locations outside London to collect questionnaire data, as well as conduct focus groups and individual interviews.  The RA will also take responsibility for data entry and contribute, with the support of the research team, to data analysis. Data will be collected from 12 twelve training sessions which are scheduled from January to March, including two Saturdays.  The candidate must be available to attend all training sessions as required.      
Essential qualifications: The ideal candidate will have a Masters in Psychology and may be on a doctoral training programme.  

Essential skills and/or experience will include:  

  • Experience conducting focus groups and/or interviews, with the ability to build rapport quickly with interviewees. 
  • Accurate data entry.
  • Experience analysing quantitative data using SPSS. 
  •  Experience with Excel and standard Office packages. 

This is an exciting time for the University; our new £35m state-of-the art library has just opened and we are continuing to develop a number of external partnerships across the globe.  
We have a strong emphasis on supporting our students to reach their full potential in order to launch themselves onto successful graduate careers and we are embarking on a radical programme of enhancement in learning and teaching across all our academic areas. ‘In the Complete University Guide 2018, Roehampton is the highest-ranked modern university in London. Modern, or new, universities are defined as those granted university status post-1992. Complete University Guide does not itself define modern universities and does not produce a separate league table in which these are ranked.’ 
The University has a beautiful, vibrant parkland campus, is located in the heart of southwest London and offers excellent facilities for researching, learning, teaching and working. 
To find out more information about the role and what we’re looking for, visit the Working at Roehampton section of our website where you will find full details, how to apply, as well as further information about the benefits of working for us.

The closing date for completed applications is: Friday 19 January 2018

It is expected that interviews will be held on: w/c 22 January 2018  
Job start: Monday 29 January 2018  
The University is an equal opportunities and ‘disability confident’ employer.