Research Assistant

Job Description

We are looking for a research assistant who can contribute substantively to the design and delivery of this experiment. Key responsibilities and objectives of the role:

  • Conduct a literature review and identify relevant literature to inform the design of the interventions and selection of outcome measures, focusing on political science and (social/political) psychology literature, and on studies using quantitative and experimental approaches.

In addition, depending on the skills/interests of the RA and time available, there may be scope to contribute to the following:

  • Supporting the design of the interventions themselves e.g.:

    • Identifying existing written or video stimuli,

    • Drafting/designing written stimuli, and/or

    • Scripting, filming and editing stimuli.

  • Preparing documents for ethical approval.

  • Creating the survey instrument in Qualtrics.

  • Managing the listing of the experiment on Prolific, and recruitment of participants.

  • Participating in analysis of the experimental data in R.

  • Contributing to drafting of the final paper and the journal submissions process.


Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Political Science or related field



  • Interest in and/or knowledge of the relevant literature.

  • Understanding of experimental methods, particularly survey experiments.

  • Experience working independently to contribute to a research project.

  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail.

  • Proactive approach with initiative and drive.


  • Experience with Qualtrics, Prolific and/or R

Please tell us about your:

  • Interest in and/or knowledge of issues relating to gender equality, gender and politics, or masculinity.

  • Understanding of survey experimental methodology.

  • Experience working independently to contribute to a research project.

  • Experience using Qualtrics, Prolific and/or R.

In addition, please submit a 1000 - 2000 word writing sample that you have written in the relevant field (journal, article, report, assignment etc)


Reporting to the Senior Communications Manager, the Digital Content Officer will support the Communications team in creating/updating the Research related content on the website.


Duties include liaising with relevant colleagues to collate content, editing and uploading copy and assets (such as photos, videos and publications) onto the CMS (Contensis), and managing the sign off process with key stakeholders.




Experience of using content management systems (CMS) to manage websites (ideally Contensis), an eye for detail, good writing/editing skills and excellent stakeholder management skills.


Hybrid role

Robotics workshop with Yr 8 Students





The Arts Cluster Business Operations Team is seeking to appoint a music student as a Music Intern; this position would be most appropriate for an undergraduate student currently in their second year of the BMus degree. Your job will be to audit all the Music Department rooms on a weekly basis during term time to make sure all equipment is in its correct place and in full working order; to check the AV and IT in each teaching room is working properly at the beginning of each semester; and to be available to support the smooth running of performance examinations during the May examination period. The Music Intern may also be asked to assist with the induction of new Performance teachers in Semester 1. Depending on task, you will report to the Arts Cluster Business Operations Manager, and Performance staff in the Department of Music.

This is a part time post (4 hours per week, with an additional 3 hours per day during the period of Performance recitals, and 2 hours per semester for AV/IT checks), and you will be offered a fixed term contract until 15 December 2024 


A first degree in a relevant subject area


Essential criteria

1.         Ability to work responsibly, efficiently and in a time-sensitive fashion both independently, and as part of a team

2.         Basic knowledge of the correct and safe functioning of musical instruments, especially grand, upright, and digital pianos, portable recording equipment, and other music accessories such as music stands and microphones

3.         The ability to move and resite moderately heavy furniture safely

4.         Accurate sense of musical pitch

5.         Ability to compile and retain up-to-date and accurate records, and to communicate these in a timely and accurate fashion

6.         Basic skills in MS Office, including Excel, Outlook & Sharepoint


Desirable criteria

1.         A second-year undergraduate BMus student

2.         Familiarity with music department rooms and their customary use