Research Assistant for Higher Education University of Surrey, Higher Education United Kingdom


Higher Education

Location: Guildford

Salary: £15,897 to £18,413 per annum pro rata (0.6 FTE)

1 Year Fixed Term Contract

Post Type: Part Time

Advert Placed: Friday 15 December 2017

Closing Date: Sunday 14 January 2018

Interview Date: To be confirmed

Reference: 103617

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an outstanding and ambitious individual in the field of higher education research. We are seeking a part-time research assistant who will provide support with projects investigating assessment and self-regulation in undergraduate students.


The role will largely involve recruiting participants and collecting data for both quantitative and qualitative research studies, then entering quantitative data into SPSS and transcribing qualitative data. The postholder will also be involved in coding observational audio/video data and conducting some basic quantitative data analyses.


You will have an honours degree or equivalent and experience of recruiting students to take part in research studies (i.e. obtaining informed consent, conducting data collection, debriefing participants, etc.). You will have experience conducting quantitative research and have previously carried out research interviews/focus groups, then transcribed this data. Experience of analysing audio and/or video data using content-based qualitative methods (e.g. content analysis, thematic analysis, grounded theory, etc.) would be an advantage.


The position is available from 1 February 2018, (0.6 FTE- 21.6 hours per week).


If you would like to discuss the post in more detail, please contact Dr Naomi Winstone via email


Interview Date: To be confirmed


The University of Surrey is amongst the highest achieving universities in the United Kingdom, having been awarded the Times/ Sunday Times University of the Year Award for 2016. We are ranked 10th in The Times Higher Education Table of Tables for UK universities in 2017, and we are the recipient of four Queen’s Anniversary Prizes.


In addition to a competitive salary you will receive a generous leave entitlement and a great benefits package including pension and discounted membership to our world-renowned Surrey Sports Park.

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