Birkbeck, University of London

Birkbeck, University of London

Research Assistant

United Kingdom

Closing in 31 days

Research Assistant

The Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development is recruiting a Research Assistant to carry out cutting-edge research.

Salary range

£37,143 rising to £42,365 per annum

Contract type

Fixed term


Grade 6

Business Unit

School of Psychological Sciences

Closing date for applicants


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The Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development is recruiting for a Research Assistant to work alongside Dr Maheen Siddiqui to carry out cutting-edge research at the interface of developmental psychology and biomedical engineering, on a research fellowship funded by the Wellcome Trust.

The post-holder will work with Dr Siddiqui to assist in the running of behavioural and functional neuroimaging studies with infants, including those with familial and monogenic risk for autism as well as children with mitochondrial disorders. The post-holder will help with recruitment of participants, record and assist with the analysis of data and assist with administrative tasks relating to the management of research studies.

This opportunity would suit someone with good understanding of developmental psychology research, quantitative and qualitative analysis skills and good knowledge of statistics, as well as great organisational and administrative skills.

This role is offered on a fixed-term basis for 24 months for either full time (35 hrs a week) or part time (21 hrs a week). Full Time salary - £37,143 rising to £42,365 per annum, Grade 6 of the College's London Pay Scale. Part time salary - £22,286 rising to £25,419 per annum (pro rata 0.6 of £37,143 - £42,365 FTE).

Closing date: 1 January 2024 – please submit a CV for application. Interviews held on 10 January 2024. Interviews will include a presentation. Appointment will be subject to a satisfactory enhanced check with the Disclosure and Barring Service.

If you would like to know more about the role, please click on 'apply below' or contact Dr Maheen Siddiqui, [email protected]

If you have technical issues or difficulties using the recruitment portal, please contact [email protected] providing your name and the job reference number of the position.

While we are happy to respond to all informal enquiries, only formal applications through the online system will be considered. Birkbeck offers a competitive salary and pension scheme, 31 days paid leave, flexible working arrangements and some of the most generous benefits in the HE sector, all while being located right in the heart of Central London.

We welcome applicants from all sections of the community. The College is committed to improving the gender and cultural diversity of its workforce, holding an Athena SWAN award and operating Disability Confident & Mindful Employer schemes .

Job details


Research Assistant


Birkbeck, University of London


United Kingdom


November 21, 2023

Application deadline

January 01, 2024

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About the employer

Established in 1823, the Birkbeck University of London is an open research university that was founded by George Birkbeck. It is associated with the Commonwealth Universities, Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, European University Association, and the University of London. Earlier, the university was known as the London Mechanic's Institute. In 1830, it started admitting female students which resulted in an increase in the number of enrolments.

In 1858, the university began to offer undergraduate degrees to its students. In 1866, the university's name was changed to Birkbeck Literary and Scientific Institution. Later on, it was shortened to Birkbeck College and then it was given the status of the university and it became the Birkbeck University of London. In 1904, the Student Union was developed where a council was elected to manage the organization. The student union of Birkbeck is the first to be a Founding Member of the National Union of Students.

The campus of the university comprises of a number of teaching hospitals, scientific institutes, and laboratories. The School of Arts and the Department of Humanities and English is also located within the premises. Moreover, it houses residence halls for students, provides all the facilities required by them. Some of the renowned residence halls are Vanessa Bell, Lydia Lopokova, and John Maynard Keynes. In addition, the campus features a Birkbeck cinema hall and Peltz Gallery. It is known to be nearby cafes, restaurants, departmental stores, and shops for the convenience of students. Considering the growing number of students, the university decided to expand its faculties and the campus. In 2013, a new campus in East London was opened. And, many of the institutes were constructed at this campus.

The university offers undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs. The school of humanities was built in 2004, which is known to be a well-known faculty of the university. Also, the university collaborated with the London Knowledge Lab for research studies. The academic structure of the university includes a variety of subjects that are categorized into 19 departments. Some of the notable departments are the Department of Criminology, Department of Planetary Sciences, Department of Media, Film & Cultural Studies, Department of History, Department of Mathematics, Department of Applied Linguistics and Communication, and the Department of Computer Science & Information Systems. Not just this, faculty members of the university are known to be well-experienced and co-operative.

The Birkbeck University of London has a list of notable alumni that includes Bear Grylls (Television presenter), Ramsay MacDonald (First labor Prime Minister of the United Kingdom), Aaron Klug (Nobel Prize in Chemistry), Eric Hobsbawm (Famous historian), and Daisy Ridley (Renowned Actress).

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