Research Assistant (Fixed Term)
We seek to appoint a Research Assistant (full-time) to work within the
Centre for Research on Play in Education, Development and Learning
(PEDaL) in the Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge. The
position is funded by the LEGO Foundation to provide research support
for a project to develop and empirically evaluate play-based approaches
to teaching science in early childhood classrooms. Primary activities
include assistance in: recruiting teachers and children to participate
in the project; assessing classroom practice in Reception and Year 1 in
a variety of schools; developing and administering tests of children’s
problem-solving, help-seeking, executive function, and scientific reasoning.
The successful applicant will work as part of a team of researchers led
by Dr Sara Baker and Dr Audrey Kittredge, and so will receive support
and training. The applicant will, however, be expected to work
independently in liaising with schools and teachers and carrying out
office-based duties (e.g., collecting child and teacher data within a
school context, and supporting the entry, coding and analysis of data).
As the work entails multiple visits to schools, applicants must be
willing to travel. Some overnight stays may be required.
For full details of the post and the person specification, please see
the Further Particulars.
Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 22 June 2018 in
the first instance.
Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate
will be required to undergo an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service
To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about
the role, please visit: http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/14496. This will
take you to the role on the University’s Job Opportunities pages. There
you will need to click on the ‘Apply online’ button and register an
account with the University’s Web Recruitment System (if you have not
already) and log in before completing the online application form.
We hope to hold interviews in the week commencing 28 August 2017.
For informal enquiries about the post, please contact Dr Sara Baker
Closing date: 19 August 2017