JOB OPPORTUNITY: Research Assistant/Research Associate in York Law School

York Law School (YLS) is seeking a Research Assistant / Research Associate with appropriate statistics expertise to work alongside the YLS Admissions Tutor and Widening Participation Tutor on a research project.

The project is to analyse the relationship between performance at undergraduate law admissions interviews and social disadvantage.

A background in education research and / or knowledge of university admissions processes is desirable.

Brief description of the main duties:

  • Conduct a statistical analysis of a large dataset of interview scores, POLAR classification and school type.
  • Prepare a report of findings for the School’s Admissions Committee.
  • Work alongside the Admissions Tutor and Widening Participation Tutor to conduct an audit of YLS undergraduate interview arrangements and systems.

Qualifications, skills, experience required:

  • A PhD in a social sciences subject (or working towards completion).
  • Appropriate quantitative research methods training and expertise.
  • Proficient in the use of appropriate computer software to conduct statistical analysis (such as Excel, SPSS or a suitable alternative).
  • Experience of carrying out independent and collaborative research.
  • An appropriate level of spoken and written English.

This position is available for start at the end of March 2020 (start date can be negotiated).

Pay:  £16.71 per hour. Fixed term position for four weeks (or part-time equivalent). Total payment £2,473.08 over the period of the project.

Hours: The successful candidate will have the flexibility to take on the role on a full time or part-time basis and work can be allocated to fit around the candidate’s existing commitments (work must be completed by September 2020).

There is a possibility that the post could be extended depending on the availability of funds.

Closing date: Friday 28 February 2020 at 5pm.

How to apply:

Email with a CV and covering letter which sets out how you meet the criteria for the role

Contact: Dr Joanna Gilmore:

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