Research Associate-School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies

Bristol (City Centre), City of Bristol (GB)
£33,797 - £38,017 per annum
22 Jan 2020
End of advertisement period
09 Feb 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

Job number ACAD104393
Division/School School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies Contract type Open Ended
Working pattern Full time
Salary £33,797 - £38,017 per annum 

A Research Associate position is available in the School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies, University of Bristol. The successful applicant will work on the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) Urban Disaster Risk Hub, funded by the UK Research Institute.  The project seeks to bring disaster risk management to the centre of global urban policy and practice, strengthening the voice and capacity of the urban poor.  The researchers explore themes related to local community capacities in the face of disasters, and how urban and state governments integrate development and disaster risk management.  The research activities will be coordinated with local teams in the four partner cities of Quito, Nairobi, Kathmandu and Istanbul.

The successful applicant will be responsible for arranging and conducting qualitative interviews in the host cities, preparing the data and contributing to its analysis, and contributing to cross-case learning of best practices related to disaster risk reduction (DRR) and development.

For informal enquiries please contact Ryerson Christie on

Closing date for applications is midnight on Sunday 9 February 2020.

We welcome applications from all members of our community and are particularly encouraging those from diverse groups, such as members of the LGBT+ and BAME communities, to join us.