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We are looking for a dynamic and organised graduate research assistant to join the Shared Parenting Post Separation research project funded by the Economic and Social Research Council.

The project will explore family functioning and children’s adjustment and experiences of post-separation parenting in with children aged 4 to 8 years old. You will assist with recruitment, data collection and coding, as well as dissemination of research findings.

This post is part-time (60%FTE: 21 hours per week) and we are open to considering flexible working patterns. We are also open to considering requests for hybrid working (on a non-contractual basis) that combines a mix of remote and regular on-campus working.

Your skills and attributes for success

  • Good knowledge of child development.
  • Research experience with parents and children.
  • Experience of working with sensitive topics.
  • Experience in processing and managing research data.
  • Willingness to adopt a flexible approach to work, being able to work independently and as part of a team when required.

What can you expect

As a valued member of our team you can expect:

  • A competitive salary of £32,982 to £38,205 per annum. Salary will be apointed at Grade 6 Step 1- £32,982
  • An exciting, positive, creative, challenging and rewarding place to work.
  • To be part of a diverse and vibrant international community
  • A wide range of Staff Benefits, such as a generous holiday entitlement, a defined benefits pension scheme, staff discounts, family-friendly initiatives, and flexible work options. Check out the full list on our staff benefits page (opens in a new tab) and use our reward calculator to discover the total value of your pay and benefits

Championing equality, diversity and inclusion

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.

Prior to any employment commencing with the University you will be required to evidence your right to work in the UK. On this occasion the University will not consider applicants requiring sponsorship for this role. International workers will therefore only be able to take up this role if they can demonstrate an alternative right to work in the UK.

Key information for applicants

Applicants should submit a CV and a cover letter, detailing how you meet each of the essential criteria as outlined in the ‘Knowledge, Skills and Experience’ section of the Job Description.

The closing date for applications is 17th June. Unless stated otherwise the closing time for applications is 11:59pm GMT. If you are applying outside the UK the closing time on our adverts automatically adjusts to your browsers local time zone.

Interviews will be held on 2nd or 3rd July 2024.

About us

As a world-leading research-intensive University, we are here to address tomorrow’s greatest challenges. Between now and 2030 we will do that with a values-led approach to teaching, research and innovation, and through the strength of our relationships, both locally and globally.

This Institute specialises in the sociology of education, education policy, higher and community education and digital education.

Our Institute for Education, Community and Society has a growing reputation for innovative e-learning research and practice and an established international reputation for research in the sociology of education, education policy, higher and community education including community approaches to life-long learning, children and young people's learning and development and extensive research in equity, inclusion and diversity within and beyond education.

This Institute was formed in August 2010 from the Department of Education and Society and the Department of Higher and Community Education.