Research Assistant/Associate (Fixed Term)

University of Cambridge
May 24, 2024
Offerd Salary:£29,605-£44,263
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Research Assistant/Associate (Fixed Term)

The University

The REAL Centre, at the Faculty of Education, is looking to appoint a Research Associate focus on gender and education. The postholder will be responsible for supporting both qualitative and quantitative research related to gender and education. Where relevant, this will include research design and ethical approval processes, overseeing coding, and undertaking analysis, as well as reviewing relevant literature for the preparation of academic and non-academic outputs. In particular, the role will involve analysis and write-up for co- publication of existing qualitative and quantitative data that have been collected as part of ongoing and previous projects, with a focus on gender and education. It will also involve ongoing support, in collaboration with Professor Pauline Rose, to the What Works Hub for Global Education.

About the Role

The postholder is expected to work collaboratively with our team in Cambridge, as well as to work closely with our partners and funders. The post might involve some travel for research collaboration and dissemination in countries in sub-Saharan Africa or South Asia.

Please read carefully the attached further particulars which give essential and desirable criteria of the post, and information about working for the Faculty of Education at the University of Cambridge.

What you will need

  • A PhD (or close to completion) in a relevant subject (such as related to education, economics, development studies and other relevant social sciences). Appointment as Research Associate is dependent on having a PhD, including those who have submitted but not yet received their PhD (in which case appointment will initially be made at Research Assistant and amended to Research Associate when the PhD is awarded).
  • Appointment will be made on a fixed-term basis ending the 30 June 2025 in the first instance. Appointments will be subject to satisfactory completion of a six-month probationary period.

    Applications are particularly welcomed from candidates from a Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic background, and /or those with disabilities, who are currently under-represented at this level within our University.

    Closing date for applications is the 24th of May 2024. Interviews will take place remotely on the 6th of June 2024.

    Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

    Please ensure that you upload:

    -A detailed curriculum vitae including an up-to-date publications list;

    -A letter of application detailing how you meet the essential criteria for the post and any desirable criteria you may meet (up to 2 pages, minimum font size 11);

    Informal enquiries can be addressed to Professor Pauline Rose ([email protected])

    Applications received after the closing date will not be considered. If you have any questions about the application process please contact the Faculty of Education HR team ([email protected])

    Please can you upload a letter of application indicating how you meet the person specification and would contribute to the responsibilities of the post.

    Please quote reference JR41527 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

    The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

    The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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    Faculty of Education








    1 May 2024

    Closing date

    24 May 2024

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