College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences
Contract: Part Time, Fixed Term (0.5 FTE, 5 months).
Hours: 17.5 Hours per week
Pay: UOE7 (£33, 797- £40, 322)
The School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences (PPLS) is seeking to appoint a 0.5 FTE computer programmer for a fixed-term period of 5 months within its Psychology department.
This is an exciting opportunity for a skilled programmer to help develop and design an android based app in collaboration with Dr Sarah MacPherson’s research team working on the Leverhulme funded project "I'm still learning: Collaborative learning in person and remotely in aging".
The post holder would contribute to the project by designing the Android-based app in collaboration with the research team, t roubleshooting if any app-related issues arise, and by assisting in providing feedback and support in relation to the designed application.
Your skills and attributes for success:
A minimum of 2 years’ experience of relevant technical work or 2 years of relevant technical work experience.
Computer programming skills – ability to write a user-focused software application with a graphical user interface from start to finish.
Documentation and writing skills – ability to write clear and concise technical and end-user documentation.
Understanding of user interfaces and user experience of a software application.
Excellent time management, problem solving, organisation and communication skills.
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As a valued member of our team you can expect:
An exciting, positive, creative, challenging and rewarding place to work. We give you support, nurture your talent and reward success. You will benefit from a competitive reward package and a wide range of staff benefits, which includes a generous holiday entitlement, a defined benefits pension scheme , staff discounts, family friendly initiatives , flexible working and much more. Access our staff benefits page for further information and use our reward calculator to find out the total value of pay and benefits provided.
The University of Edinburgh holds a Silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our commitment to advance gender equality in higher education. We are members of the Race Equality Charter and we are also Stonewall Scotland Diversity Champions, actively promoting LGBT equality.
PPLS welcomes applications from candidates belonging to groups that have been traditionally underrepresented in the department, including, but not limited to, women and ethnic minorities.
Interviews are anticipated to be held in Late August 2021. The start date of the position is flexible but must commence within three months of being notified of a successful interview outcome.
We ask you to include a current CV and cover letter with names of three referees who may be contacted at a later date (please note if you do not wish for anyone to be contacted until after an offer has been made).
We invite candidates to use their cover letter to highlight professional and personal experiences that maybe relevant to role. PPLS interview panels will take submitted documents into account when assessing applications in line with listed criteria, including acknowledging areas of potential impact such as caring responsibilities, family leave and health related matters.
More information on how to submit your application can be found here .
If invited for interview you will be required to evidence your right to work in the UK. Further information is available on our right to work webpages.
The University is unable to sponsor the employment of international workers in this role. International applicants will therefore be unable to apply for and secure a Skilled Worker visa. They will only be able to take up this role if they can demonstrate an alternative right to work in the UK.
As a world-leading research-intensive University, we are here to address tomorrow’s greatest challenges. Between now and 2030 we will do that with a values-led approach to teaching, research and innovation, and through the strength of our relationships, both locally and globally.
The School comprises Philosophy, Psychology, and Language Sciences (Linguistics and English Language). We offer a rich and diverse learning and research environment for our staff and students, with close links between our three subject areas, alongside other world-class research areas within the University and beyond. The School is recognised as world-leading, as shown in its excellent output across all areas in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework. In the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014), our research environment is rated as 100% conducive to internationally excellent research across all subject areas and all of the School’s subject areas consistently rank in the top 50 in the world.
The School is unique in offering outstanding opportunities for interdisciplinary teaching and in pioneering novel forms of research that reach across traditional boundaries. In 2020/21, the School welcomed nearly 2300 students from around the world onto our diverse range of programmes. The School has well established links with other areas of the University such Clinical Neuroscience, Medicine, Informatics and Edinburgh College of Art. This large and diverse teaching portfolio is augmented by the breadth of our research portfolio, whereby we are able to secure large volumes and value of externally funded research grants. Our core income budget is circa £30m per annum.
There are over 160 academic staff within the School, and the breadth of expertise ranges from analytic philosophy and the study of English language, through theoretical and applied linguistics, philosophy of science and epistemology and experimental psychology, to cognitive neurosciences and genetic influences on human behaviour. We have nine research centres which drive our research and help put our research into practice, connecting academia with industry, policy and the general public.
We are fully committed to recognising and supporting equality and diversity amongst our staff and students. In 2017 we were awarded an Athena SWAN Bronze award by the Equality Challenge Unit’s Athena SWAN charter in recognition of our efforts to promote a School culture of equality.
Further information about our school can be found on https://www.ed.ac.uk/PPLS