Research Assistant: Platform Work and Protest, Centre for Employment Relations

Leeds, United Kingdom
£27,511 to £32,817 p.a.
Friday, 6 December 2019
End of advertisement period
Tuesday, 10 December 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Are you an ambitious researcher looking for your next challenge?  Do you have a research background in employment or industrial relations, sociology of work, or other fields related to work and employment? Do you have an interest in platform work? Do you want to further your career in one of the UK’s leading research intensive Universities?

The Centre for Employment Relations Innovation and Change (CERIC) is a leading research centre investigating the changing nature of work and employment and employment relations. It houses a critical mass of internationally regarded researchers that produce intellectually challenging work with genuine policy and practitioner impact. CERIC is looking for a research assistant to support Dr. Vera Trappmann and Dr. Charles Umney in their research into globally mapping labour protest among platform workers, the Leeds Index. 

This research is focused on developing a database of protest events across the globe and creating an online tool that allows visualisation of protest. You will support this work through searching for protest events, coding them, doing background research about platform companies and by helping to improve and test the tool, and promoting it. 

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

Dr Vera Trappmann

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 1119; email:


Dr Charles Umney; email:

Location:     Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:     Faculty of Business
School/Institute:     Leeds University Business School
Category:     Research
Grade:     Grade 6
Salary:     £27,511 to £32,817 p.a.
Post Type:     Full Time
Contract Type:     Fixed Term (Due to funding)
Release Date:     Tuesday 03 December 2019
Closing Date:     Tuesday 10 December 2019
Downloads:     Candidate Brief