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Research Assistant - 10 hours per week
This post is available in the Research Department of Institute of Cognitive Neurosciences, UCL in the Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
Part-time casual worker, approximately 10 hours per week over a 12-week period
|Grade: UCL Grade 6 for a fixed total of £2000.|
|Title: Research Assistant|
The post holder will assist with a project on the role of mental imagery in the learning of skills in different disciplines. The post holder will help UCL academic staff from the Eastman Dental Institute, the Institute of Ophthalmology, the Department of Chemical Engineering, the Centre for the Advancement of Learning and Teaching, and the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience with the initial stages of a research project that ultimately hopes to introduce mental imagery in teaching to enhance student learning. The main duties are to perform an extensive literature search in different disciplines to characterise the existing literature in the area and produce a written report on the findings. The report has to be submitted by the end of April 2013. The post holder is also expected to investigate possible sources of funding that the academic team can target to apply for further funding.
The post holder will collaborate with a multidisciplineary team of researchers using UCL central facilities. The successful applicant will be able to work independently and as part of the research team. His or her line manager will be Dr Leun Otten from the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience. The location of the work (from home or at UCL) will be negotiated with the successful applicant. The successful applicant is expected to meet with the team on a regular basis.
Main Duties and Responsibilities
Applications are invited for the post of research assistant to help with a project that aims to enhance skill learning in a number of disciplines via mental imagery. The project involves a collaboration between the Eastman Dental Institute, the Institute of Ophthalmology, the Department of Chemical Engineering, the Centre for the Advancement of Learning and Teaching, and the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience. The post holder is expected to perform an extensive literature review to characterise the existing literature in the area and identify possible sources of funding for further research. The literature review would inform the creation of resources for UCL academic staff so that they could introduce elements of mental imagery into their teaching to enhance student learning. The post holder is expected to produce a written report on the basis of their findings and meet with the research team on a regular basis. The position is available immediately and the report should be submitted by the end of April 2013.
The position is suitable for a Master’s or PhD student with a background in psychology and keen interest in the topic under investigation. The successful applicant will have excellent oral and written communication skills, be proficient in literature searching and review, and be able to integrate information from different disciplines. You should be able to work independently in a multidisciplinary team.
Interested individuals should apply by emailing their CV including the names of two referees and a covering letter to Ms Kathryn Knapp (firstname.lastname@example.org).
We particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates as they are under represented within UCL at this level.
You can download a detailed job description here.
Queries about the post
If you have queries about the vacancy please contact Dr Leun Otten (email@example.com) in the first instance.
The closing date for applications is 14 January 2013