Located in the University’s School of Criminology, the Centre describes itself as offering “evidence-based expertise to policy-makers and practitioners to improve how they engage with diversity, support victims and tackle hate and extremism.” Its work includes undertaking transformative research and evaluation within the field of hate studies, engaging in knowledge exchange, and delivering continuing education opportunities and professional development to individuals working in sectors including criminal justice, local government, health and social care, and education.
The ideal candidate for this research assistant position will have a postgraduate degree in a relevant subject area, both qualitative and quantitative research experience, strong analytical abilities, and the ability to work independently and as part of a team. Candidates with experience or expertise in the field of hate studies are particularly encouraged to apply for this opportunity to support research on a series of externally funded projects. Desirable attributes in an ideal candidate would also include knowledge of REF and research impact, experience in doing empirical fieldwork on sensitive or challenging topics, experience of administering a large-scale survey, and experience of producing practitioner-friendly research reports.
The successful candidate will be offered a salary of Grade 6, making between £28,331 to £32,817 per annum. The University also has a pension scheme and a generous annual leave allowance. The position is fixed-term, for a period of six months.
The successful candidate’s responsibilities will include research support, knowledge exchange and impact, and administrative tasks. Data collection and supporting the production of high-quality publications for academic and nonacademic audiences will be the most significant components of this role.
You can learn more about the position and how to apply here. The Centre will accept applications until 05 Jan 2020 at midnight. Questions regarding the application process should be directed to Dr Stevie-Jade Hardy on 0116 252 3784 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Please refer to Vacancy ID 1545.