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Research Assistant (9 month fixed-term contract)

School of Human and Social Sciences

Salary:   £30,078 to £32,492 per annum
Release Date:   Wednesday 17 November 2021
Closing Date:   Sunday 05 December 2021
Interview Date:   Wednesday 15 December 2021
Reference:   SHSS030

The University of West London (UWL) has climbed an impressive 23 places to become one of the top 40 universities in the UK according to the influential Guardian University Guide 2021.

 UWL is now ranked 34th in the UK – our highest position of any league table ever! We were also the top university in England for teaching satisfaction and the ranking reaffirms our position as the top modern university in London. 

UWL has been named University of the Year for Student Experience in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021. The editor of the Guide has described UWL as “regularly among the top-performing universities’ and that we have ‘proved it is possible for a London-based institution to achieve outstanding levels of student satisfaction beyond other universities”. 

The School

At the School of Human and Social Sciences, we offer a full range of awards from foundation degrees and Certificates in Personal and Professional Development (CPPD) to undergraduate, postgraduate and research degrees. Our courses and areas of expertise include Criminology and Policing, Psychology, Education, Addiction Studies, Forensic Science, Nutritional Therapy, Politics and International Relations. Our courses are accredited by professional bodies in the sciences, for example, The British Psychological Society and the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), Forensic Science is accredited by the Chartered Society of Forensic Science, Addiction studies by the Federation of Drug and Alcohol Professionals and the Nutritional studies course by Nutritional Therapy Education Commission (NTEC). Our psychology research facilities include state-of-the-art brain imaging electroencephalogram (EEG), eye tracking equipment and a range of experiment and research software. We provide access and a high standard of support for use of these facilities.

The Role 

The main purpose of the job role is to assist in delivering a mixed methods funded project by the Woodward Charitable Trust on father’s experiences of family breakdown, separation, and divorce (FBSD) under the direction of project lead Dr Ben Hine. This will include organising, conducting, transcribing and analysing qualitative semi-structured interviews, and handling, managing, cleaning, and analysis large-scale quantitative datasets from charities who support men in this position.

The Person

This position calls for an organised, compassionate, reliable individual with great attention to detail and critical thinking skills who is able to work independently and at the direction of the project lead. They will also need excellent communication skills, and a non-judgemental attitude, alongside solid quantitative and qualitative statistical ability. 

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