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  • Research Assistant (fixed term)

  • Research Associate (fixed term)

  • Senior Project Assistant (fixed term)

  • School Partnership Administrator


Research Assistant (Fixed Term)

Salary: £25,298-£29,301 p.a.

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 check.

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 beginning 28 August 2017.

For informal enquiries about the post, please contact Dr Sara Baker (stb32@cam.ac.uk).

Closing date: 19 August 2017

Please quote reference JR12874 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy


Research Associate (Fixed Term)

Salary: £30,175-£38,183 p.a.

This post is based within the Play in Education, Development and Learning research group within the Faculty of Education at the University of Cambridge, and will provide research support and leadership for a longitudinal project exploring the measurement of play and its association with social-emotional development (comprising theory-of-mind understanding, emotion understanding and social competence) in early school-aged children. Key features of this study are the inclusion of multiple measure of children's play and social cognition, and the use of detailed observations of children's peer interactions. You will primarily contribute to the drafting of research publications by undertaking data analysis and literature reviewing. In addition, this role will involve some behavioural coding and data collection for the final wave of a longitudinal study.

You will need a PhD, and a working knowledge of different statistical packages, and will have excellent organisational and writing skills. You will be comfortable working with children and teachers, and will work as part of a team of at least three researchers led by Dr Jenny Gibson.

For full details of the responsibilities of the post and the person specification, please see the further particulars for the post.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 May 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 check.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit: http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/14502. 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 on 6 September 2017.

For informal enquiries about the post, please contact Dr Jenny Gibson (jlg53@cam.ac.uk).

Please quote reference JR12880 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

Closing date: 24 August 2017


Senior Project Assistant (Fixed Term)

Salary: £27,629-£32,958 p.a.

The University of Cambridge School Classics Project (CSCP) has been established in the University since 1966. It has an international publishing profile, carries out outreach work on behalf of the University, and provides a point of focus and support for an important UK scholarly community.

The Faculty of Education seeks to appoint a Senior Project Assistant to contribute to the work of CSCP and to support the Project Manager in their responsibility to ensure the academic and commercial success of CSCP. Responsibilities include contributing to the provision of high quality educational products and services, managing individual projects and providing financial administration for them, and ensuring that procedures, processes and systems are followed by staff and contractors.

The successful candidate will be educated to degree level, and will have experience of teaching classics in UK schools, as well as managing budgets and implementing project plans.

For full details of the responsibilities of the post and criteria for appointment, please refer to the further particulars.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 August 2018 in the first instance.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit: http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/14522. 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 on 12 September 2017.

For informal enquiries about the post, please contact Caroline Bristow, the CSCP Project Manager (ceb218@cam.ac.uk).

Please quote reference JR12898 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

Closing date: 31 August 2017


School Partnership Administrator

Salary: £21,843-£25,298 p.a.

The Faculty of Education is seeking to appoint a good team player with excellent organisational and communication skills, to join the Primary PGCE administration team. The post holder has particular responsibility for the administration of the partnership of local primary schools, with whom we have an excellent close working relationship.

The range of duties includes maintaining and updating the database of partnership schools, contacting schools to solicit placements, preparing and updating documentation for schools and mentors, organising Partnership days for mentors and maintaining and updating the partnership Moodle site. In addition, the person appointed will be expected to work as part of the team undertaking all aspects of the administration of the course, including involvement in assessment and examination processes, organising and minuting meetings, and answering queries from teaching colleagues and trainees undertaking the course.

The person appointed will have a good general education, a working knowledge of Microsoft Office, particularly Excel and Access, and good interpersonal skills including the ability to deal with a wide range of people including staff, school colleagues and trainees via email, phone, and face-to-face contact.

For full details of the responsibilities of the post, and the person specification, please see the further particulars.

To apply online for this vacancy, please go to http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/14236/ and click on the 'Apply' button. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

We hope to hold interviews in the week commencing 18 September 2017.

Informal enquiries can be addressed to Jane Warwick (jw322@cam.ac.uk); or to Vicki Crook (vc268@cam.ac.uk) from 21 August 2017.

Please quote reference JR12650 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

Closing date: 07 September 2017


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