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Research Associate (Autism Transition to Adulthood Group)

Job title Research Associate (Autism Transition to Adulthood Group)

Department Psychology

Salary Starting from £35,333, rising to £42,155 per annum

Grade Grade 7

SOC Code - Visa Requirements 2119

This role is sponsorable

Placed on Monday 16 January 2023

Closing date Thursday 16 February 2023

Interview date Thursday 02 March 2023

Reference CH10251

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This is an exciting opportunity to join the Department of Psychology as a Research Associate. You will work with a supportive and interdisciplinary group of researchers aiming to enhance the wellbeing of autistic young people making the transition to adulthood. 

About the Role

You will work on a research project investigating a new group intervention, called the Autism Transition to Adulthood Group (A-TAG), which aims to improve the well-being of autistic young adults. The project is being led by Dr Kate Cooper at the University of Bath, and Professor Will Mandy at UCL. 

The A-TAG group intervention is currently being co-designed by autistic young people, professionals, and researchers. The project is a collaboration between autism charities (Ambitious about Autism, NAS), and the Universities of Bath, York, and UCL, and includes autistic young people as part of the research team. We are conducting a 22-month feasibility Randomised Controlled Trial, to see if a definitive trial is indicated.

The post-holder will be responsible for the day-to-day conduct of the research, including: 

  • Participant recruitment
  • Data collection
  • Data management
  • Patient and public involvement work
  • Data analysis

About You

We are keen to recruit a candidate with strong skills in working collaboratively with autistic young people, and with good qualitative research skills. Successful candidates will have a good track record of recruiting a diverse range of autistic participants, the experience of conducting outcome measurements with autistic young people, and strong data management skills. They will also be required to use leadership skills to collaborate effectively with the different stakeholders. 

The successful candidate will be subject to a DBS check. 

For informal inquiries please contact Dr Kate Cooper via email 

Further Information

This role is full time for an expected duration of 22 months starting June 2023 based at the University of Bath. 

What we can offer you:

We aim to be an inclusive university, where difference is celebrated, respected and encouraged. We have an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations and have made a positive commitment towards gender equality and intersectionality receiving a Silver Athena SWAN award. We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds will lead to a better environment for our employees and students, so we encourage applications from all genders, backgrounds, and communities, particularly from under-represented groups such as Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic and disabled people, and value the positive impact that will have on our teams. 

We are very proud to be an autism friendly university and are an accredited Disability Confident Leader; committed to building disability confidence and supporting disabled staff.

Find out from our staff what makes the University of Bath a great place to work. Follow us @UniofBath and @UniofBathJobs on Twitter for more information.

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Update to our application process

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