Loughborough University

Loughborough University

Research Assistant in Centre for Early Mathematics Learning

United Kingdom

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Research Assistant in Centre for Early Mathematics Learning

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Specialist and Supporting Academic grade 5 from £27979 to £32982 per annum. Subject to annual pay award.

Job description

School of Science

A Research Assistant is required to join the ESRC-funded Centre for Early Mathematics Learning. The role will be based in the Department of Mathematics Education at Loughborough University. The work will focus on research that explores 2- to 4-year-old children's thinking and learning about mathematics. The Research Assistant will support the development, conduct and reporting of research studies conducted with children and teachers, mainly in preschool settings. The suitable candidate will be enthusiastic about conducting research with young children, have an interest in child development and education, and have experience in conducting psychological or educational research.

Informal enquiries should be made to Francesco Sella ,

Senior Lecturer by email at: [email protected] or by telephone on +44 (0) 1509223347

For more information refer to the Job Description and Person Specification.

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Research Assistant in Centre for Early Mathematics Learning


Loughborough University


United Kingdom


February 13, 2024

Application deadline

March 06, 2024

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Education,Mathematics,Psychology,Social Science

About the employer

The history of Loughborough University can be traced back to the establishment of a small technical institute in 1909. Originally, Loughborough University of Technology provided education only in technical subjects like art and science. The university was given its current name in 1996. Currently, the university has 22 academic schools and departments, over 100 research groups, institutes and centers, and over 35 professional services, teams.

Located in the center of Loughborough, UK, the university campus covers an area of 440 acres. The campus has a world-class infrastructure and provides a plethora of facilities like huge lecture theatres, a well-stocked library, well-equipped laboratories, an extensive IT network, a conference center, excellent accommodation, and Loughborough Students' Union. The university also has an arts center, a bank, a health center, two theatres, restaurants, and some shops. Also, it provides the students with excellent sports facilities. The university has a postgraduate campus in London too. Both the campuses have won many awards and rankings for the facilities they offer.

Loughborough University offers numerous undergraduate, doctoral and postgraduate programs in various fields like accounts, finance, engineering, sciences, architecture, business, computer science, management, mathematics, languages, sports, economics, arts, social sciences, media, and psychology. The university houses more than 17,000 students and over 3,700 staff members. It is a member of a renowned international academic network, UNITECH International, and has collaborations with many international institutions like MIT, IIT Delhi, and Nanyang Technological University. It also has strong links with many funding agencies and sponsors like the Brunei High Commission, the Libyan Embassy, Oman Cultural Attaché Office and the Chevening Organization. The university equips the students with the skills and knowledge required to improve their employability and offers them plenty of outstanding career opportunities.

Loughborough University has a large network of alumni. There are more than 178,000 alumni across 169 countries. Sir Peter Bonfield is BT Group's former chief executive. Lord Sebastian Coe is an Olympic athlete well-known for holding the world marathon record. Paula Radcliffe is Williams Formula One team's Head of Vehicle Performance and Rob Smedley's former race engineer. Malcolm Sayer is a successful car and aircraft designer. Rosalind Ayres is a popular English actress. Tanni Grey-Thompson is a television presenter, Welsh politician, and a former wheelchair racer. Clive Woodward used to be an English rugby player and served as the coach for the England rugby team from 1997-2004. There are lots of other distinguished and notable names linked to the university.

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