Research Assistant - Bilingual experiences in Autism

Vacancy Reference Number
Closing Date
25 Nov 2021
£28,756 – £30,497 pro rata
Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences, Edinburgh
Jan 2022 - Jan 2023 (12 months)

We are looking for a part-time (0.6 FTE, 12 months) research assistant to deliver a qualitative study to capture the perspectives of autistic children on their bilingual experience and combine this with the latest research evidence to create evidence-based briefings for practitioners and families, and scientific outputs for researchers. 

This person will have direct day to day responsibility for the running of the project including recruitment, and coordination of interviewed, data collection, and data management. They will also contribute to dissemination of results at conferences and in journal publications.

Your skills and attributes for success:

  • Experience conducting and independent research in Psychology
  • positive and progressive attitude to autism and enthusiasm for the project
  • Experience of working with autistic children
  • Excellent communication and organisation skills
  • Experience of analysing qualitative interview data

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As a valued member of our team you can expect:

An exciting, positive, creative, challenging and rewarding place to work. We give you support, nurture your talent and reward success. Access our staff benefits page for further information and use our reward calculator to find out the total value of pay and benefits provided.

The University of Edinburgh holds a Silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our commitment to advance gender equality in higher education. We are members of the Race Equality Charter and we are also Stonewall Scotland Diversity Champions, actively promoting LGBT equality.

It is hoped that interviews will be held end of November/ beginning of December but this is to be confirmed.

If invited for interview you will be required to evidence your right to work in the UK.  Further information is available on our right to work webpages.

The University is unable to sponsor the employment of international workers in this role.  International applicants will therefore be unable to apply for and secure a Tier 2/Skilled Worker visa. They will only be able to take up this role if they can demonstrate an alternative right to work in the UK.