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Research Associate

Department
Education
Based at
University of York
Hours of work
Full-time (flexibility available)
Contract status
Fixed term
Salary
33,309 - 40,927 per year
Interview Date
To Be Confirmed
Posted Date
10/01/2022
Apply by
06/02/2022
Job Reference
10247
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Role Description

Department

The position of a Research Associate has become available for up to 10 months at the Hungry Mind Lab (www.hungrymindlab.com) at the Department of Education at the University of York. The position is associated with a research project awarded by the Nuffield Foundation to Prof Sophie von Stumm. The project’s aim is to study the gene-environment interplay in children’s early life development, using longitudinal cohort study data. The successful candidate will have strong quantitative statistical skills. Flexible/remote working options are available.

 

Role

The Research Associate will have completed a PhD in psychology, genomics or a related discipline with an emphasis on quantitative statistical analysis. S/he will be trained in data use and advanced statistical analysis for this role. The Research Associate will (a) lead on preregistering data analyses; (b) conduct statistical analyses on the gene-environment interplay; (c) prepare manuscripts for publication; and (d) present the findings at meetings and conferences. Prof Sophie von Stumm will supervise, support and mentor the Research Associate in all tasks.

 

Skills, Experience & Qualification needed

  • The Research Associate will have completed a PhD in psychology, genomics or a related discipline with an emphasis on quantitative statistical analysis. 
  • The successful candidate should have knowledge of advanced quantitative statistical analysis and child development research.
  • The successful candidate will have experience with relevant software tools (e.g. R, SPSS, STATA), writing up research for publication, and with developing and conducting research ideas and projects.
  • Please see full details on the main qualifications, knowledge, skills, and experience essential to the post in the ‘person specification’ document 

This post is available on a fixed term basis for up to 10 months.

Interview date: TBC

For informal enquiries: please contact Prof Sophie von Stumm on sophie.vonstumm@york.ac.uk

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