Junior Research Assistant

University of Northampton
February 20, 2024
Offerd Salary:£23,144 - £24,533
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Junior Research Assistant

Job Type

Part Time Fixed Term


£23,144 - £24,533 per annum, pro rata


Waterside Campus

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  • About the Job

    Part time (7.4 hours per week, 0.2 FTE)

    Fixed term for 32 weeks

    Interview Date: Tuesday 5 March 2024

    We are seeking a dedicated Junior Research Assistant to join the Decode Corby project team within the Faculty of Business & Law at the University of Northampton. This post is crucial in providing comprehensive research support for the successful delivery of the project.

    Key Responsibilities;

  • Gather, synthesise, and analyse relevant data to support the implementation of the Decode Corby project.
  • Provide assistance in various research activities, ensuring accuracy and reliability in data collection and analysis.
  • Contribute to the effective execution of project tasks as required, working closely with the project team to achieve set objectives.
  • Engage in continuous learning and development activities to enhance personal knowledge and contribute to the project's innovative solutions.
  • The post may involve other responsibilities and duties as required by the project team or to support personal development goals. These tasks will align with the strategic priorities of the Faculty and may evolve year to year.

    We are an accredited Living Wage Foundation Employer and currently pay the real living wage. In recognition of this the salary for this post has been increased to pay the higher amount which currently supersedes the actual Grade 4 salary before living wage which is £22,681 - £24,533 per annum, pro rata.

    About You

    The successful candidate will have the following skills, capabilities, knowledge and experience:

  • A robust research background in Net Zero and Decarbonisation with excellent analytical skills.
  • Excellent data management and analytical capabilities.
  • Ability to work collaboratively within a project team.
  • Commitment to personal development and innovation.
  • Qualifications


  • First degree in relevant discipline.
  • Desirable;

  • Undertaking or have obtained a Ph.D. in a relevant subject area.
  • Member of relevant professional body.
  • Faculty/Department

    The Faculty of Business and Law is a vibrant and innovative Faculty dedicated to excellence in teaching, research and its engagement with the business community. Research within the Faculty is forward-thinking and impactful, addressing real-world issues across the spectrum of society and commerce. Our research centres and hubs provide opportunities for interdisciplinary research collaboration which drives innovation and excellence. We are committed to producing research that not only contributes to academic knowledge but also has a tangible impact on our communities and industries.

    About Us

    Come to the University of Northampton and you will see that we do things a bit differently.

    We are one of the youngest universities in the UK but we are already leading the way in adding value to society, which we call social impact. We have won multiple awards for our work in this area, among others, but what matters the most to us is ensuring that our students and graduates have the opportunity to make their mark on the world too. That's why we were the first university in the UK to be named as a Changemaker Campus in 2012.

    We want to break the mould of what Higher Education can be. This has led us to build a whole new University from the ground up that is designed to reflect the way that students actually learn rather than the way they are expected to learn. Waterside Campus opened in September 2018.

    Our commitment to transforming lives and inspiring change is at the heart of all that we do.

    Right to Work

    All candidates will be asked to provide proof of eligibility to work in the UK at interview. Due to the requirements laid out by UK Visas and Immigration regarding Right to Work in the UK, the University can only accept applications from individuals who currently have a status allowing them to work in the UK for this position. Due to this criteria we regret that we are unable to offer sponsorship at this time.


    We welcome applications from underrepresented groups.

    The University of Northampton is committed to providing a vibrant, ethical and sustainable work, study and living environment that values equality, diversity and inclusion.

    This commitment, along with our legal and moral obligations, provides an inclusive environment for staff, students and the public who may be affected by our activities.

    Together @ UON confirms our commitment to equality and inclusion, underpinned by our belief in taking action. We are dedicated to creating an environment that celebrates equality and harnesses the power of diversity.

    Together @ UON demonstrates our pledge to our staff, students and partners to nurture and develop an environment where equality and inclusion can thrive whilst we Transform Lives and Inspire Change.

    To find out more, please visit: https: // www. northampton.ac.uk/about- us/governance-and-management/management/equality-and-diversity/

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