Research Assistant OSGAM

Swansea University

Salary: Grade 07 £32,982 – £37,099 (pro rata for hours worked) per annum together with USS pension benefits

Contract: Fixed term until September 2024. Part-time 28 hours per week (80% FTE)

Location: Singleton Campus

The Online Search for Help with Gambling Harms (OSGAM) project is seeking a Research Assistant to identify and quantify the nature of online help seeking behaviour for individuals affected by gambling harm. The project is supported by a nationally representative project team including academics from Swansea and Northumbria University, as well as established stakeholder networks.

One, part-time (0.8 FTE) position is available from December 1st 2023 for up to 12 months. The post-holder, based at the School of Psychology, Swansea University will be responsible for expanding and maintaining a dataset of online searches for help with gambling harms, liaising with partners, collecting, analysing, and reporting quantitative and qualitative (lived experience) outcomes, and assisting with the dissemination of findings. Prior experience of working with Python, R and the Googe Trends API would be advantageous.

The University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity in all of its practices and activities. We aim to establish an inclusive environment and welcome diverse applications from the following protected characteristics: age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race (including colour, nationality, ethnic and national origin), religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation.

We have an under-representation of men in the area of research and would particularly welcome applications from men for this position. We also have an under representation of individuals from ethnic minority backgrounds and would encourage applications from these groups. Appointments will always be made on merit.

Please note this job is also being advertised to a pool of colleagues internally as part of our University commitment to employee redeployment.  Should this post be filled from this route then you will receive an email confirming this. If you do not receive an email, please assume that your application is still in process.

Applicants are asked to provide a completed online application providing evidence against the essential criteria in the recruitment documentation. Applicants should also attach to the application:

  • Curriculum Vitae;
  • Publication list;
  • Statement detailing your experience related to statistical programming (R, Python etc.).

Interviews planned for Wednesday 29th November

Informal enquiries are welcome and should be directed to Dr Seb Whiteford ([email protected] ).

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