UK: Research Associate in Computer Science at The University of Leicester

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Salary Grade: 7 – £31,331 to £36,298 per annum

Duratiion: Fixed term contract for 12 months (with the possibility of an extension to one or two years)

Ref: SEN00425

Description: At Leicester we’re going places. Ranked in the top 20 universities in Britain our aim is to climb further. A commitment to high quality fused with an inclusive academic culture is our hallmark and led the Times Higher Education to describe us as “elite without being elitist”.
You will work on the EC-funded project “Go-Lab: Global Online Science Labs for Inquiry Learning at School” in collaboration with the academic staff and researchers from the Department as well as from other partner institutions in Europe.
The main aims of Go-Lab are to open up remote science laboratories, their data archives, and virtual models (“online labs”) for large-scale use in education and to enable science inquiry-based learning that promotes acquisition of deep conceptual domain knowledge and inquiry skills and directs students to careers in science. A portal will be developed to support the realisation of these goals.
The University of Leicester assumes a critical role in coordinating and implementing user-centred design (UCD) approaches to capturing requirements from different users, evaluating and validating the quality and impact of the portal and other artefacts from the onset of the project on an on-going basis.

Informal enquiries: are welcome and should be made to Dr Effie Law on lcl9@le.ac.uk or +44 (0)116 252 5341.

The closing date: for this post is midnight on 3 December 2013.
We anticipate that interviews will take place on 16 December 2013.

For more Information: Click (http://www2.le.ac.uk/offices/jobs/opportunities/jobsearch) and search on the reference number SEN00425 for more information and to apply.

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