Research Assistant


University of Oxford, Oxford, UK


  • Posted on: 10th Feb 2021
  • Salary: Grade 6: £29,176 - £30,942
  • REF: 149512
  • Closes: 12th March 2021
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
  • Hours: Full Time

Job Details

Research Assistant

Department of Education, 15 Norham Gardens, Oxford OX2 6PY

Grade 6: £29,176 – £30,942

The Department of Education at the University of Oxford wishes to appoint two Research Assistants to work with the LiFT team ( The LiFT team have secured funding for a further three years from Ferrero International to work with them and Gameloft on their app for children, Applaydu (

As part of our research agenda, we will be evaluating aspects of Applaydu for educational potential, and working with Gameloft and Kinder to develop new content to allow us to examine aspects of children’s learning through use of the app. The three main areas that we are covering involve language learning in both native and non-native speaking children (with a specific focus on vocabulary), creativity, and parental engagement. We are also planning a research programme around the data analytics from Applaydu and how this informs research.

There are two separate Research Assistant positions. In this position, the postholder will be working on the data analytics aspect of the app to examine the large-scale, longitudinal data that is captured by the app, alongside the other research data, in addressing the project’s research questions.

Both postholders will hold a postgraduate degree in a relevant discipline (e.g., Psychology, Education, Applied Linguistics), with relevant experience related to the respective position.

Good interpersonal, IT and organisational skills are essential, as is the ability to liaise with various agencies, schools and the research team. The postholders should be highly motivated and be able to work independently, and to meet strict deadlines.

For further details regarding the second available Research Assistant opportunity within the LiFT team, please see vacancy 149513

This post is full-time, available from mid April 2021 for a fixed-term until 31 December 2023 in the first instance.

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on 12 March 2021 will be considered.

Interviews will be held week commencing 29th March 2021 for both positions.

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Martyna Matejska

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12-Mar-2021 12:00

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