Research Associate (Part Time, Fixed Term)

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Research Associate (Part Time, Fixed Term)

Job title Research Associate (Part Time, Fixed Term)

Department Psychology

Salary Starting from 37,099, rising to 44,263 pro rata per annum

Grade Grade 7

SOC Code - Visa Requirements 2119

This role is potentially sponsorable subject to candidates meeting the tradeable points criteria

Placed on Thursday 14 September 2023

Closing date Sunday 01 October 2023

Interview date To be confirmed

Reference CH10988

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We have an exciting opportunity in the Department of Psychology for someone with a passion for empowering children and adolescent’s voices around issues to do with Sustainability and Climate Change. This research will be used to help inform policy change and curriculum development.

About you

You will have:

  • An established understanding the attitudes of children and adolescents towards one or more of the UN’s Sustainability Goals.
  • A good understanding of Climate Change curriculum and policy, and a proven track record of using quantitative, qualitative and mixed research methods.
  • Experience of systematic review and public engagement would be a bonus. The ideal candidate must have a PhD in a relevant discipline.


This role is offered on a part time (21.9 hours per week) fixed term basis with an expected end date of 01/04/2026.

You will be joining a thriving and dynamic research community within the Department of Psychology, with a well-established and growing expertise in Sustainability and Climate Change research.

For informal discussions about the role please contact Dr Nathalia Gjersoe N.Gjersoebath.ac.uk or Professor Steve Cayzer sc579bath.ac.uk .

What we can offer you:

  • a very generous employer contributory pension scheme
  • generous annual leave allowance with an additional 5 discretionary days so that you can enjoy a positive work life balance
  • we are a family-friendly University and with an increasingly agile workforce, are open to flexible working arrangements
  • an excellent reward package that recognises the talents of our diverse workforce
  • a wide range of personal and professional development opportunities
  • a number of support options available for new and existing staff to help with the cost of some immigration expenses which you may be eligible for: Relocation allowance , Visa Reimbursement , Interest-Free Loan .


We aim to be an inclusive university, where difference is celebrated, respected and encouraged. We have an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations and have made a positive commitment towards gender equality and intersectionality receiving a Silver Athena SWAN award . We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds will lead to a better environment for our employees and students, so we encourage applications from all genders, backgrounds, and communities, particularly from under-represented groups, and value the positive impact that will have on our teams.

We are very proud to be an autism friendly university and are an accredited Disability Confident Leader; committed to building disability confidence and supporting disabled staff .

Find out from our staff what makes the University of Bath a great place to work. Follow us UniofBath and UniofBathJobs on Twitter for more information.

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Update to our application process

We are constantly seeking to reduce the unconscious bias that enters any assessment process, with the goal of creating an inclusive and equal assessment process. To support this, personal details will be removed from application forms at the initial shortlisting stage.

In your application, please refer to myScience.uk and reference JobID 239699.