Senior Research Fellow 1 (Psychometrics Research and Analysis)

Job Title: Senior Research Fellow 1 (Psychometrics Research and Analysis)
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Salary: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience
Job Published: July 15, 2019 14:25

Job Description

The Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) is one of the world’s leading educational research and development organisations. Originally established in Australia as an independent, not-for-profit organisation, ACER now has offices in India, Indonesia, UAE and the UK.

ACER UK is currently seeking to appoint a talented and motivated Senior Research Fellow 1 (Psychometrics Research and Analysis).  The Psychometrics team provides psychometrics service and support for other units within ACER, undertakes commissioned work for outside agencies, and undertakes research into fundamental psychometrics issues. Leading and participating in the work of project teams, you will be responsible for achieving relevant project objectives, making contributions to educational knowledge, policy or practice, and building knowledge in the analysis of educational assessment data. The SRF1 is also responsible for leading psychometric analysis, directing projects, leading people, and working in collaboration with both internal and external project stakeholders to deliver quality research and project outcomes.

The ideal candidate will hold a PhD or equivalent postgraduate qualification (or accomplishments / experience) in relevant discipline.

This position would be a great opportunity for an expert in psychometrics with highly-developed analytical and research skills as well as excellent communication skills.  Advanced skills in using packages such as R, SAS and SPSS are essential. Demonstrated ability to program in one or more programming language to automate data analysis tasks is highly desirable. The incumbent must be a natural leader with people skills and experience.

The appointment is full-time in 2 year fixed-term capacity. The successful applicant will be based at ACER UK’s London office in West Hampstead. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience, plus 17% ACER contribution to pension.

ACER UK is proud to be an equal opportunity (EO) and Disability Confident Committed employer. We recognise the value of equity and diversity in the workplace and the significant advantages that a supportive and inclusive culture plays in helping our employees reach their full potential.

Having recognition of Disability Confident Committed employer means that we are committed to employing disabled people and will:

  • actively look to attract and recruit disabled people
  • provide a fully inclusive and accessible recruitment process
  • offer an interview to disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the job
  • be flexible with assessing people so disabled applicants have the best opportunity to demonstrate that they can do the job
  • make reasonable adjustments as required

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Please note that the applicants must have Right to Work in the UK.

Applications close at 23:59 on Tuesday 6th August (BST).