Research Assistant

Updated: 18 days ago
Location: Ormskirk, ENGLAND
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 17 Jul 2020

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Location:  Ormskirk
Salary:  £27,511 to £30,046 per annum
Fixed Term for 2 years
Post Type:  Full Time
Closing Date:  Friday 17 July 2020
Interview Date:  Friday 24 July 2020
Reference:  EHA1922-0720
Number of Positions:  2

Make a difference, every day, to the lives of our students.

About You

You will be educated to postgraduate level (or near completion) in sport, physical activity and/or education with a focus on mental health and have experience of using qualitative and quantitative research methods both in person and virtually. 

You will be able to work independently, with the ability to manage your time well, prioritise and work to key deadlines. You will also work well as part of a team, with an enthusiasm to learn and contribute to the research and knowledge exchange activity in relation to sport, mental health and education. 

About the Role

In this role you will have the opportunity to engage in a unique partnership between the Department of Sport & Physical Activity and Faculty of Education, and its partners Everton in the Community and Tate Liverpool. You will be a valued member of the project’s research team and have the opportunity to learn from internationally recognised researchers and knowledge exchange professionals, and you will play an active role in the production of research outputs and knowledge exchange activity with research users inside and beyond higher education.


You will benefit from 23 days annual leave plus 13 bank holiday and University closure days per annum. We aim to provide our staff with a positive work life balance and have a range of schemes in place to support this. Your continued professional development is as important to us as it is to you and we demonstrate this through our investment in your CPD activity.

You will be automatically enrolled into the Local Government Pension Scheme and have access to our staff benefits platform, which provides you with discounts across the high street to help you save money on your everyday spending such as supermarket shopping, cinema tickets, dining out and more. We also offer discounted membership to our state-of-the-art sport and leisure facilities.

About Us

Edge Hill University is “A great success story… an institution that improves and impresses year after year” – Times Higher Education. 

The University has been ranked Best University Workplace (Times Higher Education 2015), judged Best UK Employer (European Business Awards 2016) and highly commended in Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards 2017 for Workplace of the Year.

The Times Higher ‘University of the Year’ award celebrated our distinct role in “transforming lives” – reflecting a distinctive philosophy of creating opportunity from excellence.

Based on an award-winning campus in West Lancashire, Edge Hill University offers a stimulating and empowering environment for ambitious and high performing professionals.

For informal enquiries about this vacancy you may wish to contact: Professor Andy Smith, Professor of Sport and Physical Activity, at 

At Edge Hill University we value the benefits a rich and diverse workforce brings to our community and therefore welcome applications from all sections of society.

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