Senior Research Assistant in New Media & Migration

Newcastle, Newcastle Upon Tyne (GB)
£28.553 - £34,702
04 Nov 2019
End of advertisement period
17 Nov 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Faculty of Engineering & Environment

City Campus, Newcastle

Contract Type; Fixed Term for 24 months

PERCEPTIONS is a multi-partner, multi-national project that has been funded by the EU Horizon 2020 programme to identify and understand the narratives and(mis)perceptions of the EU abroad. The project will conduct research on the narratives and the myths that are circulating about the EU in countries West-and Central Mediterranean area. Based on these research insights, the consortium will develop a framework model including policy recommendations, action plans and a policy. The Northumbria Social Computing (NorSC) lab in the Department of Computer & Information sciences at Northumbria University will play a key role in PERCEPTIONS, leading aspects of work in social media data collection and analytics and contributing to qualitative aspects of the research including interview and focus group studies.

We are seeking two Senior Research Assistants (SRAs) to work on the PERCPETIONS project at Northumbria:

SRA1 (Social Computing) with a technical background in social media data collection, analysis and interpretation SRA2 (New Media & Migration) with a background in qualitative research and with experience of working in the context of new and social media and/or in migration studies Please see the attached role and person descriptions for more details.

In both cases, you will have a PhD (or one that is close to completion) in a relevant field. Since the research conducted across PERCEPTIONS is highly collaborative and interdisciplinary; you will have demonstrable experience and interest to work in multi-disciplinary teams. Excellent communication skills, as well as familiarity with a range of desktop publishing is essential. Experience and familiarity with EU research funding would be beneficial.

Each post is fixed-term for 24 months in the first instance.

For an informal discussion, please contact Shaun Lawson

To apply for this vacancy please click 'Apply Now', and submit a Covering Letter and your CV, including a full list of publications where relevant and any documents specifically requested in the Role Description and Person Specification, such as a sample of written work or journal article.

Northumbria University takes pride in, and values, the quality and diversity of our staff. We welcome applications from all members of the community. The University holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award in recognition of our commitment to improving employment practices for the advancement of gender equality and is a member of the Euraxess network, which delivers information and support to professional researchers.        

Please note that if you do not have permission to work in the UK, Northumbria University may not be able to obtain a Certificate of Sponsorship for you to take up this position.        

Please note this vacancy will close on 17/11/2019