Research Associate (CH11169)

University of Bath
November 26, 2023
Offerd Salary:£37,099
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Contract Type:fixed-term basis unt
Working Time:Full time
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Job title Research Associate

Department Psychology

Salary Starting from £37,099, rising to £44,263

Grade Grade 7

Placed on Wednesday 08 November 2023

Closing date Sunday 26 November 2023

Interview date To be confirmed

Reference CH11169


An exciting opportunity has arisen to work in the Centre for Climate Change & Social Transformations (CAST) to deliver its mission of helping people create the transformation required to tackle climate change.

About the role

CAST is seeking two highly motivated Research Associates to develop, deliver and disseminate our research, and ultimately help tackle the climate crisis. You will analyse existing survey data (e.g. on climate change attitudes, water use) and write up findings for academic publication and wider dissemination. There is also the potential to design novel research, such as climate communications experiments, and to help write funding proposals for the next phase of CAST.

These roles are offered on a full time (36.5 hours per week) fixed-term basis until end April 2024.

About you

You will have a background in social science and have excellent research analysis and communication skills. In addition, you should have:

  • Awareness of the latest developments in the field of environmental social science, particularly climate attitudes and behaviour;
  • Ability to write research papers and to effectively disseminate outcomes
  • Ability to prepare research proposals and achieve funding
  • About the Department

    The Centre for Climate Change & Social Transformations (CAST) is a five-year (with potential for a further 5-10 year extension) £5m investment by ESRC, involving the University of Bath, Cardiff University, Manchester University, University of East Anglia, York University and Climate Outreach. The Centre aims to be a global hub for understanding the profound changes required to address climate change.

    At its core, is a fundamental question of enormous social significance: how can we as a society live differently – and better – in ways that meet the urgent need for rapid and far-reaching emission reductions CAST focuses on people as agents of transformation and works across multiple scales (individual, community, organisational, national and global) to identify and experiment with various routes to achieving lasting change in the areas of mobility, food, heating/cooling, and material consumption. More details at: www.

    For informal discussions about the role please contact Professor Lorraine Whitmarsh ([email protected]) or Dr Mark Wilson ([email protected]).

    What we can offer you:
  • a very generous employer contributory pension scheme
  • generous annual leave allowance with an additional 5 discretionary days so that you can enjoy a positive work life balance
  • we are a family-friendly University and with an increasingly agile workforce, are open to flexible working arrangements
  • an excellent reward package that recognises the talents of our diverse workforce
  • a wide range of personal and professional development opportunities
  • a number of support options available for new and existing staff to help with the cost of some immigration expenses which you may be eligible for: Relocation allowance, Visa Reimbursement, Interest-Free Loan.
  • We aim to be an inclusive university, where difference is celebrated, respected and encouraged. We have an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations and have made a positive commitment towards gender equality and intersectionality receiving a Silver Athena SWAN award. We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds will lead to a better environment for our employees and students, so we encourage applications from all genders, backgrounds, and communities, particularly from under-represented groups, and value the positive impact that will have on our teams.

    We are very proud to be an autism friendly university and are an accredited Disability Confident Leader; committed to building disability confidence and supporting disabled staff.

    Find out from our staff what makes the University of Bath a great place to work. Follow us @UniofBath and @UniofBathJobs on Twitter for more information.

    Further details:
  • Job Description & Person Specification

  • Terms and Conditions of Employment

  • We are constantly seeking to reduce the unconscious bias that enters any assessment process, with the goal of creating an inclusive and equal assessment process. To support this, personal details will be removed from application forms at the initial shortlisting stage.

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