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  • Job Location: Durham, United Kingdom
  • Employment Type: Full Time
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  • Gender: Any
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  • Career level: Mid-Senior level
  • Posted On: Jun 26, 2018
  • Application Deadline: Jul 24, 2018

Job Description/Responsibility

  • A Research Assistant in Statistics is required to work on a research project funded by the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) led by Professor Steve Higgins and Dr Adetayo Kasim at Durham University.
  • This project will develop the analysis of the educational trials funded by the Education Endowment Foundation. The successful applicant will work within a team developing evidence of the effects of educational interventions on educational attainment and investigate the relative impact of different EEF projects, and undertake analysis of impact on pupil progress using the National Pupil Database (NPD). The successful applicant will also be part of a team developing methods of synthesis to integrate emerging findings from EEF projects with findings from wider educational research.
  • The successful applicant will make particular contribution to statistical analysis. The successful applicant will be required to help devise and implement analysis of randomised controlled trials using data from the NPD, as well as other analysis to inform other work being funded by the EEF. These analyses will form an important element of the team’s and EEF’s contribution to the evidence for what works in education. The successful applicant will have opportunity to contribute to important methodological work that will inform both the work of the Education Endowment Foundation and educational research practice.
  • This post is fixed term and due to the requirements of the research project which is time limited and will end on 28 February 2021. The successful applicant will ideally be in post by 01 September 2018.

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Company Name: Durham University

Company Profile: Durham University is distinctive - a residential collegiate university with long traditions and modern values. We seek the highest distinction in research and scholarship and are committed to excellence in all aspects of education and transmission of knowledge. Our research and scholarship affect every continent. We are proud to be an international scholarly community which reflects the ambitions of cultures from around the world. We promote individual participation, providing a rounded education in which students, staff and alumni gain both the academic and the personal skills required to flourish.

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