Research Assistant

Posted 8 August by Pearson UK Featured

Research Assistant


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Main purpose of the job:

The role will involve a wide range of activities including, but not limited to: working with the Research Manager and wider R&D Team on the recruitment of a normative sample; recruitment of psychology and allied health professionals as examiners 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 Clinical products. This will focus on recruitment and management of the project samples.

  • Support the provision of training and management of examiners 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

  • 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.

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 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

Work environment:

  • Able to work from central London offices of Pearson UK OR Pearson offices in Oxford UK.

  • Able to travel to UK destinations for work purposes on occasion as needed (not central to the role).


Essential qualifications and experiences:

Educated degree level in Psychology or another related subject, ideally with specialty in/knowledge of psychometrics or educational assessment

Desirable Experience:

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

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


Primary Location: GB-GB-London

Other Locations GB-GB-Oxford

Work Locations: GB-London-80 Strand 80 Strand London WC2R 0RL

Job: Professional Development

Organization: Assessments Clinical

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Aug 8, 2018

Job Unposting: Aug 22, 2018

Schedule: Full-time Regular

Req ID: 1811384

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Reference: 35831556

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