Association of British Orchestras

ZikMus Research Assistant

Royal College of Music £37,761 per annum, pro rata. Closing date 25 October 2019
The Royal College of Music (RCM) is one of the world's greatest conservatoires. Our excellence was recognised by the 2019 QS World University Rankings, in which we ranked as the top institution for performing arts in the UK for the fourth consecutive year. The RCM also achieved an overall rating of gold for its outstanding teaching and learning provision for undergraduates in the first ever Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Centre for Performance Science to work on the ZikMus project, one of the first initiatives to explore systematically how music can support those affected by Zika virus in the developing world. The project will specifically study the effects of singing on mother-child closeness and wellbeing in families affected by Zika virus in Brazil. A series of intervention studies will be running in Brazil and the post-holder will be responsible for supporting the Research Fellow and the international team, including contributing to the preparation of ethics applications and literature reviews, the management and analysis of qualitative and quantitative research data and other administrative support that may arise. The post-holder will also be expected to contribute to written and oral dissemination of research findings.

Applicants should have a postgraduate qualification in a relevant subject area and must have experience of mixed-methods research, particularly the collection, management and analysis of qualitative data as well as experience of writing for academic audiences.

This post is offered on a part-time (0.2FTE) basis for a fixed-term of 16 months and is available immediately.

For full details of this position please read the Applicant Information Pack, available to download from the RCM website.

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