Research Fellow

Bristol, City of Bristol (GB)
27 Feb 2017
End of advertisement period
23 Mar 2017
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Fixed term for 24 months and Full Time
£32,004-£38,183 (pro rata if part time)

UWE Bristol is an ambitious university. Together, our people are working hard to advance knowledge, inspire people and transform futures.  We are looking for people with the skills and ambition to help us achieve those aims.

We are a well-established university, with over 27,000 students, 250,000 alumni and 3,000 staff. Students come to study with us from all over the UK, as well as from 140 different countries around the world, making this a diverse and interesting place to come and study.

Bristol itself is a hub of social and cultural activity. A place with a strong, creative and fiercely independent mindset. A city with a buzzing music scene, great restaurants and interesting business ventures. It’s not surprising Bristol is consistently named as one of the best places to live and work in the UK.

The Faculty of Business and Law are offering an exciting opportunity for a Research Fellow to join their busy team.  You will be a highly motivated, energetic and ambitious researcher looking for a challenge to take your career to the next level.

We are a multi university team led by a Professor of Social Marketing at UWE Bristol offering a challenging research post in the field of behaviour change and road safety. We have been awarded funding to design and test an intervention aimed at reducing collisions amongst young male drivers who live in deprived areas of Bristol and surrounding area. The project will run for two years commencing as soon as possible in 2017. We are seeking a highly capable Research Fellow to manage this high profile research project. 

You will lead the responsibility for recruiting and retaining a cohort of young men from challenging backgrounds in the Bristol and surrounding area. You will then be responsible for the collection of data including qualitative interviews, group discussions, and the recording, organising and analysis of quantitative data from ‘black-box’, video and other sources. You will use this data to develop logic models and contribute to the theoretical development of behaviour change with respect to young drivers.

The ideal candidate will be an experienced researcher who has completed a PhD and begun publishing in a social science field that might include Road Safety, Psychology, or another social science background. The successful applicant will need to be an independent self-starter, highly motivated and have experience of working within deprived communities.
The job will be primarily field based and personal mobility will be essential. Spending time observing driving will also be important. There will be some desk working on-campus but most of the work will take place in independent locations.

You can look forward to joining a thriving academic community.

Closing date: 23 March 2017

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