Quantitative Research Fellow

City of Bristol (GB)
12 Apr 2017
End of advertisement period
14 May 2017
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Geography
Contract Type
Full Time

Quantitative Research Fellow

Job number   ACAD102594

School of Geographical Sciences

Open ended contract staff

Full time

Salary    £41,709 - £46,925 per annum

Closing date for applications    14-May-2017

This post offers an excellent opportunity for a dynamic and experienced individual to join a leading social research centre based at the University of Bristol. The Personal Finance Research Centre (PFRC) is seeking to appoint a skilled quantitative researcher to join our team. You will work alongside passionate and dedicated colleagues to deliver a varied portfolio of rigorous and impactful research projects.

PFRC is a leading social research centre with a diverse portfolio of policy-focused research in all areas of personal finance. Our work intersects with a broad range of social policy issues including wellbeing, poverty reduction and consumer vulnerability.

Our aim is to generate and share new knowledge to enhance our understanding of a broad range of social and personal finance-related issues, and to tackle emerging and existing problems to improve situations and quality of life. Through our research, consultancy and advisory work, PFRC acts as a bridge between the academic and research community, the financial services industry, policymakers and other stakeholders.

We are seeking creative, methodical applicants who can work closely with others but who also follow their own initiative. You will need to show experience of survey design and the use of both descriptive and inferential statistical analysis techniques, such as regression analysis (multi-linear, binary logistic), cluster analysis and factor analysis (Principal Components Analysis). 

Further details

This post is available from August 2017 and currently has funding confirmed for 18 months, with the possibility of extension (depending on securing further funding).

For further information about the role, please review the Job Description or for Informal enquiries to Sharon Collard (

The University is committed to creating and sustaining a fully inclusive culture.  We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and communities.