HSS-156-22 - Research Assistant

University of Kent
December 04, 2022
Offerd Salary:£28,762
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Research Assistant Politics and International Relations Location: Canterbury

Salary: £28,762 per annum pro rata Grade: Grade 6 Research Assistant Post Type: Part Time Hours per Week: 17.5 Contract Type: Fixed Term - 30 Months Release Date: Friday 18 November 2022 Closing Date: 23.59 hours GMT on Sunday 04 December 2022 (unless otherwise stated) Interview Date: Tuesday 13 December 2022 Reference: HSS-156-22

The School of Politics and International Relations at the University of Kent is seeking a motivated Research Assistant with experience in UK policy making to join the ESRC funded research project Securing Global Britain: building and sustaining plurilateral practices of security cooperation in Europe.

The project supports ESRC's UK in a Changing Europe initiative which aims to promote rigorous, high-quality and independent social science research and to provide an authoritative, non-partisan and impartial reference point for those looking for information, insight and analysis about the post-Brexit and post- COVID UK.

As a Research Assistant you will be required to utilise your existing research and experience to support Professor Richard G. Whitman in promoting knowledge exchange with stakeholders in UK, European and US-based practitioner communities. You will be expected to help schedule elite interviews, transcribe interview notes and recordings, and help manage, edit and publish online-based reports.

As Research Assistant you will:

  • Analyse and interpret the results of research, document research output (including maintaining records and databases), draw conclusions and generate original ideas based on outcomes
  • Planning and conducting assigned research individually or jointly in accordance with project deliverables and research strategy
  • Assist in the coordination of events and activities central to the delivery of the project
  • To be successful in this role you will have/be:

  • Bachelor in Politics or equivalent qualification in relevant discipline
  • In-depth theoretical and practical knowledge of utilitarianism and work on moral person perception/trust
  • A comprehensive and up-to-date knowledge of the wider subject area
  • What we can offer you?

  • 43 days leave per year (calculated pro-rata for part time staff) which include personal leave, bank holidays and additional days allocated for the Christmas period
  • An excellent pension scheme with generous employer contributions
  • On-campus cinema/theatre, sports facilities, library, nursery and food outlets set among green, open space overlooking the Cathedral
  • On-site parking
  • Please see the links below to view the full job description and to apply for this post. If you require further information regarding the application process please contact The HR Team on [email protected] quoting ref number HSS-156-22.

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