Job offer in london Research Associate (iRead) at University College London



UCL Institute of Education

Part Time : 29.2 hours per week (80% FTE)

The appointment will be on UCL Grade 7. 

Applications are invited for the post of Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of Psychology and Human Development located within UCL Institute of Education. The iRead project is a H2020 Innovation Action project which comprises 16 European partners from academia, industry and education. The primary goal is to design personalised reading apps for primary-aged typically-progressing children, learners with dyslexia and second language learners.

The successful candidate will be expected to work closely with a postdoctoral research associate based in UCL Knowledge Lab and research associate based in the Department of Psychology and Human Development. Their main responsibility will be to conduct qualitative and quantitative evaluation studies of the iRead apps with atypical readers. This will involve using a range of research methods, including following a quasi-experimental design and analysing data statistically, as well as utilising visual and observation techniques. Leading focus groups and conducting semi-structured interviews will also be involved.

Visits to London-based schools and communicating with both teachers and children will be necessary, as well as running teacher training events.

This post is available from 1st November 2018 and is funded for 26 months in the first instance.

Applicants must hold a PhD, or be nearing completion of their doctorate, in Psychology, Technology Enhanced Learning and/or Special Educational Needs. Experience of working with learners with dyslexia and/or second language learners is desirable.

Knowledge and experience of research methods, and willingness to learn new methods is essential for this post and the applicant must be able to demonstrate their ability to work as part of a research team. A publication track record is also essential.

UCL vacancy reference: 1739340

Applicants should apply online. To access further details about the position and how to apply please click on the ‘Apply’ button below.

For further details about this post please email Dr Emma Sumner ( e.sumner@ucl.ac.uk ).

Closing Date: 20th of August 2018

Latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59pm.

Interview Date: TBC

Any offer of employment will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

We particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within UCL at this level.

We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible.

Our department is working towards an Athena SWAN award. We are committed to advancing gender equality within our department.