Research Assistant

Job Description

An exciting opportunity has come along to join Dr Jane Lewis (PI) on two research projects together with two North London councils. The research projects are part of London Met Lab Empowering London initiative, which aims to engage the University with its community partners. The research team comprises staff from the two councils and London Metropolitan University, and through qualitative and quantitative research methods they seek to understand barriers to employment for certain resident groups in the Boroughs, as well as to create policy recommendations in order to increase the employment rate amongst these resident groups. Dr Jane Lewis (PI) and Dr Josefine Nyby focus on the qualitative research aspect and are conducting focus groups (interviews) with residents with various disabilities. The role of the research assistant would be varied, but the main task would be to transcribe interviews, support the PI and colleagues with the research report, and ad hoc duties relating to the research. Dr Lewis and Dr Nyby are committed to giving valuable work experience to the candidate. Due to the nature of commissioned research work, the workload may be heavier one week and lighter the next, thus flexibility is required. The workload will be agreed upon each week, but the total amount of hours is 58, spread over five weeks. Thus, if you want to gain experience in research and policy, this role may be for you! To apply for this position, please send a cover letter (no more than one page) outlining why you would like to work on this project to Josefine ( before the deadline. Please draw on previous experiences (if you have any - studies/employment/volunteering), or your future career aspirations and why this job would be important for you. No need to send your CV. By applying for this role you confirm you are able to work flexibly over the next few weeks.


Final year social sciences student (sociology or similar) Recent social science (BSc/BA) graduate


If you have experience in transcribing and/or writing policy reports, great! If not, we are happy to support you in getting this experience. We do, however, need you to have certain skills, including but not limited to, having the ability to work independently, keep deadlines and finish agreed-upon work, have good communication skills (verbal and written), and the ability to do some basic research activities. Due to the nature of the work, you will need to be flexible over the next few weeks.


The IoPPN is looking for casual teaching fellows (cTFs) to work on the online MSc Psychology & Neuroscience of Mental Health/ MSc Applied Neuroscience programmes. These are innovative MSc programmes, and we are keen to have an enthusiastic team of academics delivering excellence in teaching to our students. The contracts are 8 weeks long.


Our modules comprise 6 weeks of content (although week 6 is just a revision week with no actual lectures). Students will be assessed via one coursework activity and one MCQ exam, and TFs are required to provide feedback on a formative assessment and mark the final coursework submission. A group of approximately 25 students is allocated to each TFs.


The work is flexible, can be done remotely, and covers 15h per week of teaching activities including learning facilitation on discussion boards, Q&A forums, and assessment marking and feedback. TFs also offer live office hours sessions every week (8x15-min slots = 2h per week) and are requested to reply to students’ queries within 24 business hours. TFs will receive 120h of payment through Talent Bank (15h per week across 8 weeks, to account for the extra time required for marking and feedback across the module and week 7) at Grade 6 (approximately £23 per hour).


We require our Teaching Fellows to have a PhD in the area of psychology and neuroscience.



For further information, please contact Dr Agnes Kepa (



PhD in Psychology or Neuroscience field


PhD in Psychology or Neuroscience field

The Queen Mary Academy is seeking 10 interns to take part in our Learner Intern Programme (LIP).

This is an exciting opportunity to work scholarship that support innovative, evidence-based education practices. Previous projects have included topics like:

  • Co-creation & Flourishing

  • Inclusive Assessment and Feedback

  • Student Voice

  • VR/AR/Immersive EdTech Applications

  • Employability and Graduate Attributes

  • Virtual online learning exchange

Each intern will work with the Queen Mary Academy and academic partners and be expected to work collaboratively to conduct research. Findings will be shared internally and externally through publication and presentations. Training will be provided in the relevant skills required to complete these projects. There are opportunities within the projects to develop skills in research methods, communication, and project management and delivery.

Each intern position is assigned 80 hours. Successful candidates will be expected to complete these hours (approximately 4 hours per week during term time) between November 2023 and June 2024. This role will be paying £13.20 per hour plus holiday pay to the successful candidates.

Interested candidates should submit their CV and a cover letter addressed to Catherine Hunt via QTEMPS. Applications will be accepted until midnight BST 1 October 2023.


  • Assist in literature reviews to gather relevant information and background for projects.

  • Participate in the design and implementation of data collection methods.

  • Collaborate with project leads to conduct data analysis

  • Contribute to the preparation of research reports, presentations, and other final outputs.

  • Attend LIP meetings to actively engage in the exchange of ideas.




  • Current enrolment as a Queen Mary student.


  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively within a team

  • Effective communication skills, both written and verbal.

  • Excellent organizational skills

  • Comfortable using common software tools, such as Microsoft Office

  • Enthusiasm for learning and willingness to take on new challenges

  •  Have an understanding of research methods


The Technology Enhanced Learning Team (TELT) are recruiting for an exciting new temporary position as a TEL Assistant – video and content editor. We are looking for a creative individual with an interest in video editing. The role is a three month contract starting from October 2023 and ending December 2023, working with us for approximately fifteen hours a week.

The Technology Enhanced Learning Team (TELT), part of IT Services at QMUL provides strategic oversight of e-learning at QMUL.They are responsible for institution-wide Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) applications such as:

  1. QMplus, the online learning environment.

  2. Q-Review lecture capture.

  3. Turnitin, used in assignments to assist with detecting copyright content.

  4. Kaltura for media streaming.


Main duties: 

The candidate will be required to assist the TELT team with a range of different tasks. However the main task will be to contribute to a large project which will involve updating, editing and creating a wide range of guidance and training materials. These include video and written formats.

Responsibilities of the post include: 

  • Update, edit and create new guidance materials.

  • Engage with various software, systems and editing tools.

  • Ensure the quality and accuracy of all content.

  • Keep accurate records and maintain regular communication.

  • Work closely with colleagues across the TELT team to enhance and improve content as well as identifying areas of improvement.

  • To provide support to all users.


This role would be suitable for a QM Undergraduate or Postgraduate


The following requirements are essential to the role:

  • Experience of using Moodle / QMplus.

  • Experience of video creation and editing.

  • Confident using virtual conferencing and meeting software such as Zoom and Teams.

  • Good understanding of Microsoft Office package especially Excel and PowerPoint.

  • Ability to learn and use new technology within a short amount of time.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills in person and virtually.

  • Strong organizational and time management skills.

  • Ability to work flexibly to meet targets. Comfortable completing tasks as part of a team as well as autonomously .

  •  Able to follow guidance and direction. Welcoming feedback and learning from it.


The following are beneficial to the role:

  • Awareness of other learning technologies used at Queen Mary including ECHO 360/Q-Review, QMplus Hub/ Mahara and  QMplus Media/Kaltura.

  • Familiarity with relevant tools and software such as Camtasia.

  • Experience working in a educational environment.

  • Customer support / service experience.

  • Written communication skills including user guides and training materials.