Job details


College of Arts, Humanities and Education

Responsible to

Head of iCeGS


Kedleston Road, Derby Campus


£18,852 to £24,871 per annum

Closing date

Tuesday 31 May 2022

Contract type


Post type




About the role

The International Centre for Guidance Studies (iCeGS) is an applied research centre located in the Institute of Education at the University of Derby. The iCeGS is looking to recruit two research assistants to support the growth and development of research and consultancy in the area of careers, employability, and the relationship between education and work.

Having gained proven experience in social research in the field of social or educational research, you will contribute to a range of research and consultancy projects. You must have experience of qualitative/quantitative research methods and data analysis. Experience of working with large data sets is not essential but would be an advantage.

This post will provide you with an opportunity to develop a career in research within a vibrant research centre.

Principal accountabilities

  1. Under the guidance of the Principal Investigator, carry out research activity that contributes to a particular project(s).
  2. Analyse, interpret and evaluate research data and present conclusions on the data to those involved with the research project(s).
  3. Contribute to the dissemination of the research project(s) in the appropriate format (such as a report, papers, book chapters, journals).
  4. Update knowledge and understanding in own and other relevant disciplines.
  5. Provide support as necessary with other staff for the supervision of undergraduate or postgraduate students and projects, which may involve limited teaching.
  6. Undertake appropriate training and staff development.
  7. Provide guidance as required to other colleagues working on related research project(s).
  8. Assist and help informally students working in the same research discipline.
  9. Develop internal and external contacts with other academic staff to begin to form collaborative relationships and assist with their research project(s).
  10. Understand own development needs and, with appropriate input, formulate a personal development plan.
  11. Observe and implement University policies and procedures.

Person specification

Essential Criteria



Skills, knowledge and abilities

Business requirements

Desirable Criteria




As well as competitive pay scales, we offer generous holiday entitlement. We also offer opportunities for further salary progression based on performance, and the opportunity to join a contributory pension scheme.

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How to apply

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Please note all applications must be submitted online by Midnight GMT on the closing date of the vacancy.

Important information

Please note that unfortunately, this role will not attract sufficient points to obtain a sponsored Skilled Worker visa under the UK Visas & Immigration points based immigration system; however, applications are welcome from candidates who do not currently have the right to work in the UK, but who would be eligible to obtain a valid visa via another route..

Please consult the Home office website for further information.


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