Senior Research Assistant

Newcastle, Newcastle Upon Tyne
14 Oct 2020
End of advertisement period
16 Nov 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Representing an exciting new collaboration between the Department of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation and the Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme, the purpose of this 12 month (Grade X, 1.0 FTE)  Senior Research Assistant role is to support and manage on-going research projects addressing the support systems available to talented athletes in various educational settings. Alongside a willingness to work flexibly, the successful candidate will have an experience of a) performing and managing literature reviews, b) collecting, managing, and analysing various forms of data, c) ) applying psycho-social theorising to the support of talented athletes in the education sectors, and d) disseminating research findings to various audiences (e.g., academics, practitioners, and policy makers). This role will also entail contributing to the generation of various research funding bids and engagement with national and international partners and collaborators.. The successful candidate will be based at the University‚Äôs City Campus.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Paul Potrac by email at

To apply for this vacancy please email, and attach a completed Personal Details and Equal Opportunities Form, Covering Letter, 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.

If you are successful in your application for this role, you will be employed by Northumbria University Services Limited.  Further details can be found at

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 16/11/2020