Research Associate in GRACE

University of Central Lancashire

United Kingdom

January 27, 2022


Job title

Research Associate in GRACE

Job reference


Date posted


Application closing date



Preston Campus


Grade: G (£31,406 - £36,382) pro rata

Contractual hours



Part time

Job category/type

Academic, Research



Job description

We are seeking to appoint a Research Associate to support existing and future research projects in the broad field of Race Equality. The successful candidate will have a lived experience of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities. They will be required to undertake literature reviews, data collection and analysis, infrastructure work, present at conferences, and contribute to academic publications. We are interested in candidates who have experience in using either quantitative, qualitative or mixed methods. Previous experience of conducting research on race equality is desirable. The post holder will also contribute broadly to the supervision of postgraduate students.

The successful candidate will be based within GRACE is a newly formed research centre committed to providing (inter) national and world leading research on race equality. GRACE have a network of high-quality partnerships in the UK and overseas and run a number of externally funded research and knowledge transfer projects. Building on a strong individual performance in the last REF, we are seeking to make an excellent return to the next REF.

GRACE is a newly formed, dynamic research centre that is making a big impact on research and knowledge transfer in the UK and abroad. It is a research Centre that works with academics who have a lived experience of BAME heritage and committed anti-racist colleagues.

The successful applicant should have:

  • Undertaking a PhD in relevant area; e.g race equality, ethnicity, sociology, social policy
  • Experience of conducting qualitative and/or quantitative research.
  • Experience of undertaking literature reviews.
  • Be able to take a lead in key infrastructure work to support the Centre as it expands.
  • Ability to work on individual and joint research projects and to contribute to the publication of research papers
  • Applicants need to meet all essential criteria on the person specification to be considered for interview. This position is based in Preston.

    Please apply online via www. ; if you cannot apply online please contact the People Team on 01772 892324 and quoting the reference number. CVs will not be considered unless accompanied by a completed application form.

    School/Service: Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion

    Hours: Part time (14.8 hours per week, 0.4 FTE)

    Contract Type: Fixed term contract for 6 months

    Interview Date: To be confirmed

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