Senior Research Assistant - Faculty of Arts, Design and Social Sciences

Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
£28,553 - £34,702
27 Aug 2020
End of advertisement period
06 Oct 2020
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

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The Department of Social Sciences in the Faculty of Arts, Design and Social Sciences (ADSS) is a vibrant research active department with a rich and diverse portfolio of social science research.

We are looking to recruit a Senior Research Assistant for 12 months to work with Dr Edmund Coleman-Fountain on an NIHR School for Social Care funded study of personal assistance, gender and sexuality. The ‘Supporting Sexualities and Genders’ study aims to improve adult social care for disabled young adults in the UK. It aims to do this by improving the support available to PAs and young adult employers. This is a collaborative study with Disability North, a user-led organisation in Newcastle, and Bristol University, the University of York, and Nottingham Trent University.

You will work with the project PI, Dr Edmund Coleman-Fountain and project partners, to contribute to the effective delivery of the project. Your role will involve 1) engaging with the study’s Project Advisory Group of disabled young adults to develop the research, 2) designing and undertaking research interviews and focus groups,and 3) contributing to the analysis of emerging study data.

To be eligible for this post you will have a PhD (or be near to completion) in sociology, disability studies, or a related social sciences discipline. Your experience of qualitative research will be essential for this post.

For an informal discussion about the Northumbria post contact Edmund Coleman-Fountain

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 06/10/2020