Research Associate - Centre for Research in Social Policy CRSP
Application closing date
Specialist and Supporting Academic Research grade 6 from £33,966 to £44,263
School of Social Sciences and Humanities
Centre for Research in Social Policy
Full time, open ended position
This is a new post in a small and highly influential research centre carrying out studies related to low income and living standards.
We are seeking a research associate to join our world-leading team. The successful candidate will play a central role in Minimum Income Standards (MIS) and MIS-related projects. These include ongoing work on MIS London, Minimum Digital Living Standards (MDLS) and Retirement Living Standards. Working alongside leading experts in this field, the post will involve supporting and leading focus groups, qualitative data analysis, writing literature reviews and compiling household budget spreadsheets.
This role requires a high level of numeracy and the ability to interpret data in the context of policy issues related to living costs, living standards, wages and social security. The role would suit an individual with a strong analytical mind, some prior experience in social policy analysis and the ability to undertake qualitative research. Candidates should be familiar with Excel and NVivo to manage numerical and qualitative data.
We have a steady flow of new projects commissioned by a range of funders, and it is important that team members are able to adapt to new challenges as they arise. Candidates should have good interpersonal skills, a genuine and demonstrable interest in social policy, and above all the adaptability and imagination required to take up new challenges and work as part of a team.
For the full job description and person specification please see here.
Application closing date: Wednesday 6 December 2023
Interviews will be held on: Thursday 11 January 2024
Loughborough University is committed to achieving equality and valuing diversity in all aspects of employment and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.
Loughborough University is ranked 7th in the country in the Complete University Guide 2023 and in the School of Social Sciences and Humanities our research and teaching span the subject divisions of Communication and Media; Criminology Sociology and Social Policy; English; Geography and Environment; and International Relations, Politics and History.
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