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Research Assistant




Reference: A4084Description: A research assistant is needed to work within the Pedagogic Research Institute and Observatory (PedRIO) undertaking data collection and analysis for research on teaching and learning in higher education. Working with Professor Debby Cotton and other staff in PedRIO, the research assistant will use qualitative and quantitative methods to investigate teaching, learning and the student experience. Work on a range of different projects may be required, therefore broad knowledge and understanding of pedagogic research issues is highly desirable. (The Pedagogic Research Institute and Observatory web page gives more information about key topics and themes: http://www.plymouth.ac.uk/research/pedrio ). You will be involved in data collection and analysis, and may be involved in dissemination of the results through written and conference presentations.You should hold a minimum of a good first degree with a strong research component and ideally have experience of questionnaire design and analysis as well as interviewing/ focus groups. You should have excellent verbal and communication skills appropriate to the academic community, be able to work using your own initiative, set and work effectively to deadlines and be a creative thinker able to bring your own ideas and suggestions to the project. For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Debby Cotton, Head of Educational Development, on ######### or e-mail ######### . All applications must be made in accordance with the details on the web-site. This is an annualised contract and is estimated that you will work approx. 18.5 hours per week; however the hours per week may change to accommodate the needs of the role. This is a fixed-term appointment for 18 months. Plymouth University is committed to an inclusive culture and respecting diversity, and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. The University holds a Bronze Athena SWAN Award which recognises commitment to advancing women's careers in STEM academia. Job DescriptionRegion: Location: PlymouthSalary: £24057 to £27864 pa, pro-rata - Grade 5Package: Part-time, Fixed Term

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