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Research Assistant

Research Investment Fund

Location:  Ormskirk
Salary:  £12.74 per hour
Fixed Term for 36 Weeks
Post Type:  Part Time
Hours Per Week:  21.75
Closing Date:  Wednesday 11 September 2019
Reference:  EHA1867-0819

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

About You

You will have a degree in Psychology or relevant area with experience of conducting experimental, laboratory based experiments, quantitative data analysis and a high level of skill in data management and collation (e.g. in Microsoft excel and SPSS). Knowledge of social neuroscience and experience of using psychophysiological measures in laboratory research would be beneficial. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to build rapport and put others at ease is also important.

About the Role

You will be part of a project that sets out to test models of neurovisceral integration that suggest that levels of heart rate variability (HRV) could be used to predict social and non-social cognitive functioning. The project utilises measures of HRV recorded using electrocardiograms as well as behavioural and psychophysiological measures (facial electromyography) of cognitive performance. You will provide quality research support to an enthusiastic team of academics.


We want you to feel happy when you come to work and proud when you go home.

From the moment you join us you have the opportunity to enhance your skills. We offer a range of specialist development sessions or courses and an award-winning staff health & wellbeing programme (HR Excellence Awards 2017). This means as well as opportunities to attend interactive sessions like ‘Presenting with Impact’ or ‘Preparing for Your Future’ you are able to have a lunchtime stroll across our beautiful campus, benefit from discounted membership to our state of the art sport and leisure facilities and so much more. 

This is just a taste of what we are able to offer you at Edge Hill University.

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: Felicity Wolohan, Senior Lecturer in Psychology 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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