Research Assistant - Data Codification (Part Time) - RGU06632

The Robert Gordon University
December 09, 2023
Offerd Salary:Negotiation
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Contract Type:fixed term until 31s
Working Time:Negotigation
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Job Summary

Robert Gordon University (RGU) offers staff and students alike a distinctive, professionally-focused academic environment in which our demand- led teaching helps individuals to develop and prosper. Underpinning this are, of course, our first-class research capabilities and facilities.

Aberdeen Business School hosts a vibrant research community and is active in a number of applied research topics. In this role, you will work on a research project titled: ‘CEO Activism and International Expansion'. Tasks will be oriented towards the development of a database containing the information of companies listed on the Standard & Poor (S&P)1500 Stock Index during the 2007-2022 period.

You will have a degree (or equivalent experience) in a related subject, such as Business and Management, International Management or Business Ethics, as well as strong research skills and experience in building databases.

This role is fixed term until 31st July 2024, and you will work a total of 330 (TRAC) hours over the period of the contract.

In keeping with RGU's commitment to work/life balance you will have the opportunity to work from home for a portion of the working week and also benefit from a generous pension scheme, 46 days (pro rata) annual leave (including statutory days), an onsite nursery and sports centre, as well as a range of voluntary health and travel benefits.

Job Description

RESPONSIBLE TO: Assistant Professor/Lecturer

RESPONSIBLE FOR : No supervisory responsibilities

PURPOSE OF POST : Assisting Dr Nicola Croxton, Dr Raquel García- García, Dr Laura Fernández-Méndez; and Dr Carlos Martíez de Ibarreta Zorita and on a research project titled: ‘CEO Activism and International Expansion'. These tasks will be oriented towards the development of a database containing the information of companies listed on the Standard & Poor (S&P)1500 Stock Index during the 2007-2022 period.


1. Develop database of codified documents

2. Codification of data that has already been collected into an Excel file.

3.Assistance with data collection and codification about companies listed on the SP1500 Stock Index during the 2007-2022 period.

4. Collect and codify information from several databases and social media platforms, including Refinitiv Eikon; Bloomberg, V-Dem Institute, and the World Bank

5.Source additional supporting data from international News stream

Person Specification


Qualifications and Professional Memberships

A degree or equivalent experience in a related subject such as Business and Management, International Management, Business Ethics.

Knowledge and Skills

Ability to demonstrate knowledge of business terminology

Demonstrate critical thinking skills, attention to detail and ability to be proactive and work as part of a team.

Ability to demonstrate advanced knowledge of the Microsoft suite of programmes

Strong research and analytical skills with the ability to synthesise complex information from multiple sources.

Ability to communicate effectively with a range of stakeholders


Experience in building databases


Behaviour 1: Communication - Ability to receive, understand and convey information requiring careful explanation and information of a complex or conceptual nature, in a clear and accurate manner

Behaviour 2: Service Delivery - Experience of exploring and adapting a service to meet customers' expectations and also identifying ways of improving standards

Behaviour 3: Analysis and Research - Experience of identifying or designing data gathering and analytical methods appropriate for each investigation, and producing reports that identify key issues and findings

Behaviour 4: Liaison and Networking - Experience of circulating information in an accurate and timely manner, working across team boundaries to build and strengthen working relationships and leading and developing internal networks to pursue a shared interest

Behaviour 5: Teaching and Learning Support - Experience of providing standard information or delivering teaching or training, designing content or learning materials within existing frameworks and developing innovative approaches to learning experience and the curriculum

Behaviour 6: Decision Making - Experience of using own judgement to make decisions, making collaborative decisions with others to reach conclusions and providing advice or information that will influence the decisions of others


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