Research Director - Psychometrician

Based in our Slough office

Salary: £48,817 - £54,948; placement on scale according to qualifications and experience.

Due to NFER’s continued expansion we are looking to recruit a senior Psychometrician who can help maintain and develop the Foundation’s capacity and knowledge. The post will be of particular interest to those who work within the educational sector but we would welcome applications from Psychometricians who can bring expertise from other sectors.

We are interested in applications from individuals who are capable of carrying out high quality, complex analyses, and who can work on many of the Foundation’s test development projects.

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Reporting directly to the Head of Statistics and to the Lead Psychometrician, the successful candidate will be involved in a number of psychometric, statistical and strategic areas. From time to time they will be expected, to work closely with a variety of different research teams across NFER, including statisticians in the Centre for Statistics and researchers in the Centre for Assessment.

NFER is a registered charity and an equal opportunity employer welcoming applications from all sections of the community. Benefits of working at the Foundation include 30 days paid leave per year over and above Bank Holidays and discretionary days, generous pension arrangements and good support for staff development.

Our offices are located in lovely grounds a mile from the town centre; communications by road and rail are excellent.

For an informal discussion about the post, ring Simon Rutt on 01753 637396 or Ben Styles on 01753 637386.

Applications should be made using the Foundation’s standard application form and returned to: recruitment@nfer.ac.uk

Closing date: 4 August 2017
Interviews: Early September 2017

Applicants for this post should note that it is exempt from the “Rehabilitation of Offenders Act”; further details of NFER’s Disclosure & Barring Service (“DBS”) checking procedure are in the attached “Further Particulars” for this post.

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