This job has ended. Find similar jobs.

Research Assistant

Posted 17 March by Pearson UK Featured Ended

Research Assistant

Description

Job Title:Research Assistant

Department:Development Team, Pearson Assessment UK

Location:80 Strand, London

Reports to:UK Research and Development Manager, Pearson Clinical

Assessment UK

Main purpose of the job:

This permanent post will support ongoing product development activities in line with Pearson Clinical Assessment UK’s business in assessment products.

The focus of the role will be on supporting the standardisation of a range of Pearson Clinical Assessment products. The role will involve a wide range of activities including, but not limited to: working with the Research and Development Manager and Team on the recruitment of a normative sample; recruitment of psychology professionals for the standardisation phase of projects and managing their project-related data collection activities; ongoing project database management; and general administrative support surrounding the research projects.

Main activities/responsibilities:

  • Support standardisation projects in the development of key Pearson Assessment products. This will focus on design, recruitment, and management of the project samples.

  • Support the provision of training, administration, and scoring support to allied health professionals (i.e. psychologist, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists, etc) involved in standardisation projects.

  • Manage administrative tasks associated with standardisation projects.

  • Administer assessments for standardisation projects (after full training) as needed.

  • Manage and regularly maintain project databases to a high standard for the duration of the project.

  • Active involvement in the recruitment of standardisation samples and generate creative solutions for recruiting participants.

  • Conduct regular updates for project team on key performance indicators for standardisation projects.

  • Contribute to the Research and Development team towards product improvement and development through the sharing of ideas or insights.

  • Support the implementation of current best practice in developing Psychology assessment products and comply with the BPS code of conduct.

  • Continuously develop own skills and knowledge and keep abreast of developments within the area of product development in assessment and other areas as required.

Additional tasks may include:

  • Participate in editorial tasks associated with product development, such as editing and proofreading materials, liaising with authors and researchers, organising training days, setting up payment accounts for payroll, and other general tasks associated with projects.

  • Provide general product support to development managers including tasks such as updating new information on tests (e.g. completing literature searches on tools), finding out information on competing products and working with customer services to develop information for customers about the tests.

  • Support implementation and ongoing administration of project management systems to be used by the development team.

  • Facilitate the administrative tasks pertaining to meetings including such tasks as taking meeting notes, organising room bookings and preparing information relevant for the meetings.

Qualifications

Essential qualifications and experiences:

  • Educated to first degree in Psychology or another related subject with specialty in psychometrics or educational assessment

  • Experience working on research projects involving data collection and management of data sample

Desirable Experience:

  • Experience in the area of the use and development of psychometric instruments and assessment tools.

Key Competencies:

  • Good organisational, planning and time management skills

  • Conscientious and committed to delivering high quality work

  • Able to solve problems and create successful solutions

  • Knowledge of Psychometric testing

  • Good working knowledge of statistics, including the use of SPSS and Excel

  • Knowledge of Pearson Assessment product range

  • Knowledge of PRINCE2 project management methodology an asset but not essential

  • Knowledge of psychometric principles

  • Able to build and maintain strong working relationships

  • Self motivated and able to work independently

Primary Location: GB-GB-Oxford

Other Locations GB-GB-London

Work Locations: GB-Oxford-Jordan Hill Halley Court Jordan Hill Oxford OX2 8EJ

Job: Professional Development

Organization: Assessments Clinical

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Mar 16, 2018

Job Unposting: Mar 24, 2018

Schedule: Full-time Regular

Req ID: 1803220

Reference: 34647226

Bank or payment details should not be provided when applying for a job. reed.co.uk is not responsible for any external website content. All applications should be made via the 'Apply now' button.

Report this job