Research Assistant

Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh (GB)
Grade 4  - £ 26,715 - £ 31,865 per annum
Monday, 12 July 2021
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Sunday, 25 July 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

We are currently looking for a research assistant to join an international and interdisciplinary research team working on a GCRF/AHRC funded research  project investigating the impact of Covid-19 on internally displaced people with disabilities in Ukraine. This is a short-term position: 2 months full time starting on September 1st with a possibility for a part-time arrangement over 4 months. It will suit somebody with a track record of developing research publications including research briefings, reports and academic articles. You will be aligned with the Social Sciences Subject Group at the School of Applied Sciences. Through our research, we aim to make a major impact on health, the environment, and society in Scotland and across the world.

The role

The post holder will work closely with the principal investigator to develop and write up a series of research outputs based on the data collected and analysed within the context of this project. There will be a particular focus on maintaining and contributing to the project website, and managing social media and networking for the project at this key stage of disseminating research outputs. 

Who we are looking for

With a first degree in a relevant subject e.g. social sciences or health care studies, you will have good knowledge of qualitative research methodology, and experience of collecting, analysing and writing up qualitative data. You will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills and be able to work well individually and within a multidisciplinary team. Knowledge of Russian or Ukrainian and evidence of peer-reviewed publications will be an asset.

To see the full person specification and essential criteria, please click here.

For informal queries please contact Dr Kiril Sharapov at k.sharapov@napier.ac.uk

Benefits we offer

In return, we offer a great working environment where we support ambition, recognise achievement and offer an attractive benefits package. This includes a minimum of 36 days annual leave (pro rata, includes bank holidays), a generous pension scheme, professional development opportunities, discounted access to onsite sports facilities and a wide range of other staff discounts

Salary: Grade 4  - £ 26,715 - £ 31,865 per annum

Additional Information:

Application closing date: Sunday, 25th July 2021 @11:59pm

Interviews will be held on: TBC

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