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Research Assistant

(Data Science, Education and AI)

This role is offered for volunteer and placement/work experience programs.

About Otermans Institute

Otermans Institute (OI) is an international organisation based in London, focusing on research and developing affordable educational tools for a global audience using Artificial Intelligence (AI). OI is committed to democratising education through Artificial Intelligence, upskilling learners globally and making them more employable in Industrial Revolution 4.0.
We are on a mission to upskill 750 million students through soft skills and professional development skills training using AI- powered teachers, ensuring that no learner is left behind. Just recently, we launched the world’s first digital human AI teacher and a Conversational AI study buddy for children.
Separately, through our digital training, we are supporting learners who are forced out of school due to the pandemic, those who are in extremely remote locations, and those who have been affected by violence and war-like refugees in United Nations camps. We often work closely with governments including in the UK, NGOs and UN bodies to help upskill such learners and help them become more employable. Just in the past two years, we have impacted 35,000+ learners globally.
In this experience you will learn this teaching and training methodology, be a part of our journey, and gain experience while you create a direct and tangible impact in society. You will receive specific training on how to deliver online training to non-native English speakers and learners with special needs (certificate provided).

Your Role: Research Assistant
We are looking for people to support our research division. We conduct research on a variety of topics centred around artificial intelligence in teaching & learning.
Research projects in the past have looked at the usability of our digital teacher, the way children interact with our , the impact of our training programme on less advantaged students and the impact of our free online training provided during COVID-19. Additionally, you will join us at a time when we have launched our Artificial Intelligence solution to upskill such learners through the development of an AI-driven Virtual Teacher which has a variety of research projects attached to it.
At the end of your experience, you should have achieved some of the following goals (depending on your interest and available projects):
Collecting data (e.g. survey, focus group, interviews, literature, user testing)
Creating data models
Corroborating and analysing data (quantitative and/or qualitative)
Proofreading of written work
Conducting a systematic literature review
Analysing and summarising the literature
Writing impact pieces
Attending regular team meetings to discuss work, provide peer support and plan ahead
Human-centred AI user testing
Brainstorming ideas for product development
Being the first to test a product like an AI app

Note: Regular training sessions will be provided to each volunteer on specific skills that are needed so that they can excel in their roles for the company and also develop essential job skills for the future. You will receive a certificate and letter outlining your role at the end of your experience.
Essential Skills:
Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint
Well-organised and self-motivated
Very good communication skills
Very good data analysis skills
Interest in education and technology (e.g. using artificial intelligence in teaching & learning)

Desirable Skills:
Some experience of working in a small team
Understanding or experience of education and/or the digital world is beneficial
Able to use initiative and manage small projects independently

Process and how to apply:

All applications will be reviewed on a First-Come-First-Serve basis and the position might close once the required number of positions are filled. You should hear back from us with an update within two weeks of submitting the application. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for a video interview before the final decision is made on your application.
Fill in the application form and upload your CV using the link < >. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch with Rovina at

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