Research Associate (Fixed Term)

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Research Associate (Fixed Term)

Job title Research Associate (Fixed Term)

Department Psychology

Salary Starting from 37,099, rising to 44,263

Grade Grade 7

SOC Code - Visa Requirements 2119

This role is sponsorable

Placed on Monday 18 September 2023

Closing date Monday 02 October 2023

Interview date To be confirmed

Reference CH10989


We are seeking a skilled and highly motivated Research Associate to support an ESRC funded project led by Dr Punit Shah, exploring online approaches to autism research.

About the role

You will be actively involved in:

i) research design using participatory research approaches,

ii) data collection (in-person and online) with autistic and non-autistic populations,

iii) advanced quantitative analysis of the data (in R) according to open science practices,

iv) preparing manuscripts for publication.

You will join Bath’s Centre for Applied Autism Research (CAAR) and the GW4’s Neurodevelopmental Neurodiversity Network , and will be supported in pursuing career development opportunities.

This is role is offered on a full-time (36.5 hours per week) fixed term basis until 31/08/2026.

About you

  • Hold a degree in Psychology or related discipline and a PhD or equivalent in a relevant discipline.
  • Knowledge of conducting research with autistic populations is essential, with experience of using online tools (e.g., Prolific, Gorilla, Qualtrics) and participatory research methods in this context highly desirable.
  • Have a track record of producing high quality publications to a standard that would be submittable to the REF, using open science approaches.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work effectively in multidisciplinary teams are also essential.

Informal enquiries about this role should be directed to Dr Punit Shah ( ) or Dr Lucy Livingston ( )

About the Department

The Department of Psychology excels in research and teaching, regularly ranking in the top 5 in national league tables (e.g., The Complete University Guide). Research in the department occurs across more than six sub-disciplines in psychology, including clinical, cognitive, developmental, environmental, forensic, health, and social psychology.

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

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In your application, please refer to and reference JobID 239805.