Research Assistant, Applied Social Studies and ISS21

University College Cork
February 23, 2024
Offerd Salary:€30,025 - €39,908
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Research Assistant, Applied Social Studies and ISS21


Position Summary

Applications are invited for a part-time Research Assistant working on an Irish Research Council New Foundations project on the experiences of lone parents in higher education and the challenges and benefits they encounter. The aim of the project is to generate policy relevant knowledge that addresses the under-representation of this group in higher education. The Research Assistant will work with the Principal Investigator and research team on carrying out a survey and organising and carrying out interviews and audio diaries with lone parents. Other duties will include assistance with thematic analysis of research data and with the writing of a literature review and a research report.

Post Duration: 0.2 FTE 8 Months

Salary: €30,025 - €39,908 p.a. (IUA Research Assistant Salary Scale)

Project: Education first? Lone parents' lived experience of the challenges and benefits of participating in higher education

For an information package including further details of the post see https: //

Informal enquiries can be made in confidence to Dr Fiona Dukelow, Senior Lecturer, School of Applied Social Studies, Tel: + 353 (0) 21 4902790; Email: [email protected]

Applications must be submitted online via the University College Cork vacancy portal (https: // Please include names and contact details of three referees. Queries relating to the online application process should be referred to [email protected], quoting the job-title and project name.

Candidates should apply, in confidence, before 12 noon (Irish Local Time) on Friday, 23rd February, 2024.

No late applications will be accepted.

Please note that an appointment to posts advertised will be dependent on University approval, together with the terms of the employment control framework for the higher education sector.

UCC is committed to creating and fully embracing an inclusive environment where diversity is celebrated. As a University we strive to create a workplace that reflects the diversity of our student population where people from a wide variety of backgrounds learn from one another, share ideas, and work collaboratively. UCC is committed to being an employer that recognises the value of diversity amongst its staff. We encourage applicants to consult our policies at https: // www. and initiatives at https: // www. and we welcome applications from everyone, including those who are underrepresented in the protected characteristics set out in our Equal Opportunities & Diversity Policy.


Contact Person : Dr Fiona Dukelow Contact Email : [email protected] Job ID : 074831 Contact Number : Close Date : 23-Feb-2024 12:00

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