Research Assistant - experiences of outreach practitioners

University of Leeds

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Position type:

Full time


£27,924 to £33,309 p.a. pro rata

01 Aug 2022
15 Aug 2022

Full details:

Reference number: LEE-PSEDE1029


This role is available to University of Leeds PhD students and Early Career Researchers only.

Grade 6 (£27,924 – £33,309 p.a. depending on experience) 

This role will be based on the University campus with scope for it to be undertaken in a hybrid manner.   We are also open to discussing flexible working arrangements.

Are you an early career researcher looking for an opportunity to get involved with a collaborative research project?

Are you a well-organised and adaptable individual with a proactive approach to problem solving?


The University of Leeds is one of the top 135 universities in the world.  We have a truly global community, with more than 39,000 students from 170 different countries and over 9,000 staff of 100 different nationalities.  Established in 1904, we have a strong tradition of academic excellence, reflected in first-class student education, along with world-leading research that has a real impact around the globe. 

The University is working with the Centre for Transforming Access and Student Outcomes (TASO) click here for more information and other universities to support a randomised control trial to investigate the impact of summer schools on access to higher education. RCT information here.  

This is an exciting project for someone who is interested in conducting research and analysing the findings to investigate the experiences of outreach practitioners and young people who take part in summer schools. The project is already in traction, so you will be required to work with an existing researchers to understand the progress and findings so far. 

You will have experience of conducting focus groups, collating research findings, and working both independently and with others to analyse and interpret the data. You will also have experience of conducting literature reviews and writing up reports and recommendations. You will have excellent organisational and planning skills and the ability to complete multiple tasks to tight deadlines. You will also have strong communication skills, with the ability to share information and ideas and work effectively as part of a team. 

What we offer in return

And much more!  



To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Liz Hurley, Access Academy Officer


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