28 Feb, 2019
Research Assistant Featured
This is a temporary role in the university for approx 6 weeks with the possibility of being extended further. Part time working will also be considered. Outline of Role/Duties : You will work with colleagues in the Digital Education team in the School of Education to provide general research support, with a particular emphasis on quantitative research, as well as more general research skills. We are looking for someone to analyse large data sets using a range of statistical techniques including descriptive statistics, multivariate analysis and regression analysis. You will also be expected to have some experience of educational research. What does the role entail? Cleaning, merging and analysing quantitative data using SPSS, Excel and/or R software; Supporting the development of a literature review; Updating a website (training will be provided if required); General administrative duties to support the team. As a Research Assistant you will have: A Degree/Masters in any relevant area of education, ideally with expertise in digital education, innovation in education technologies and/or Higher Education research; Knowledge of current academic research and policy issues relating to digital education, educational technologies and/or Higher Education; Experience of quantitative research. You will be required to demonstrate a high level of skill and experience in statistical methods using a standard package such as SPSS or Excel, or R; Evidence of an ability to handle, manage and analyse large amounts of empirical data; Experience of carrying out a literature review; The ability to write and present research findings and convey complex ideas clearly and effectively; An ability to work with colleagues across the University; A proven ability to work effectively, responsibly and independently, and to work under pressure; Excellent organisational ability, including the ability to manage time effectively and to prioritise tasks; The capacity to enthuse others, work successfully as a member of a team, and demonstrate an awareness of the benefits of collaborative working; Highly-developed competence in standard IT packages and research tools; A willingness and ability to travel and stay away from home to attend events in the UK. Please note: Due to the volume of applications we receive we are unable to get back to everybody. If you don't receive a response within 6 weeks assume you have been unsuccessful for this role. As this is a temporary role, there is no set deadline, the role will be filled when a suitable candidate is found.
Joblink University of Leeds, Leeds, UK Full time