Applications are invited for a Research Assistant to join the team of psychologists, communication experts and those experienced in user-centred design at the Winton Centre for Risk and Evidence Communication.
The Research Assistant will help with all aspects of the Winton Centre’s work, which spans many disciplines, including the communication of risk and evidence in healthcare, the legal sector, government and journalism. The post-holder will be expected to focus initially on a project with a UK government department on the visual communication of uncertainty around official statistics, systematic review work on the potential harms of breast cancer treatment, and assist with the gathering of user feedback on online tools that the Centre has in production.
In addition, there is likely to be the opportunity to work on some more academically focused work on what people understand from various risk communication formats across a range of fields and cultures. In this case, there may well be the opportunity to contribute to the design of experiments and the writing of scientific papers. However, the main focus of the Centre’s work is always to understand the needs of communicators and audiences and hence serve them, rather than to further academic research or publish academic papers.
Applicants are expected to have either an excellent undergraduate degree in Psychology, behavioural science, or a closely related discipline, or to be able to demonstrate why their experience makes them an excellent candidate for the job.