The Teaching London Computing project has a vacancy for a research assistant / post-doctoral research assistant. The post will be based in Queen Mary University of London. Information, including a copy of the job description, and how to apply can be found below – applications close on 4 March 2014.
Main Site Mile End
QMUL Faculty Science & Engineering
Dept EECS (School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science)
Full Time / Part Time Full Time
QMUL@School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science
Research Assistant / Postdoctoral Research Assistant
The School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science at Queen Mary, University of London is seeking to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Assistant/Research Assistant as part of the ‘Confidently Teaching Secondary Computing’ project (www.teachinglondoncomputing.org). It aims to support London’s computing/ICT teachers by providing resources and courses and evaluating their effectiveness. Supervised by Prof Paul Curzon and Dr William Marsh, the successful candidate will undertake computer science education research in the context of school computing. This involves helping organise courses, the creation and distribution of resources, evaluating their effectiveness, analysing the data collected and writing up the results.
Applicants are expected to demonstrate expertise indicating a capability in empirical research methods and outstanding experience working with multiple stakeholders and in a deadline-driven environment. The successful candidate is especially expected to have substantial experience of education or related project evaluation. An excellent empirical research skill such as using interviews, surveys and focus groups is highly desirable.
The post is full time for 18 months (depending on the start date), starting as soon as possible. The starting salary will be in the range of £31,113 – £34,626 per annum inclusive of London allowance. Benefits include 30 days annual leave pro rata, defined benefit pension scheme and interest-free season ticket loan.
Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.
Informal enquiries should be addressed to Prof. Paul Curzon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Details about the School can be found at www.eecs.qmul.ac.uk
To apply, please visit the Human Resources website on http://www.jobs.qmul.ac.uk and search with Vacancy Reference Number QMUL3124. Click on the job listing (appears as PDRA (FTC) TLC Project **Paul Curzon) then scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the ‘Apply for this job’ link.
A copy of the job description can also be found here: Teaching London Computing – RA PDRA February 2014
The closing date for applications is 4 March 2014
Interviews are expected to be held soon after the closing date.