Research Assistant (Quantitative Methods)

Twickenham, London (Greater)
16 Nov 2017
End of advertisement period
12 Dec 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Research Assistant (Quantitative Methods)
Benedict XVI Centre for Religion and Society    
Salary: £28,936
Hours: Fulltime 
Term: FTC  - 6 months from 1 February   

St Mary’s University has a long and distinguished history and a very modern outlook. Since its foundation in 1850 it has fostered the intellectual, physical and spiritual development of its students to assist them to have successful careers and flourishing lives. 

The Benedict XVI Centre for Religion and Society was launched within the School of Education, Theology and Leadership in 2016, under the direction of Prof. Stephen Bullivant. The Centre is an international hub for research and engagement activities in the area of religion and the social sciences (primarily economics, sociology, and political science). It is founded upon the conviction that interdisciplinary research, in which the sciences are brought into direct engagement with theology and ethics, is central to the life of a Catholic university (cf. Pope St John Paul II, Ex Corde Ecclesiae, 46).
Accordingly, the Centre draws together existing strands of research on campus, while fostering new projects in collaboration with external partners, both individual and institutional. Through major publications, media activity, regular events and attracting research students, we seek to make a major contribution to academic, ecclesial, and public debates concerning the place of religion (and nonreligion) within contemporary societies. 

We are currently looking to appoint a Research Assistant (Quantitative Methods).  As Research Assistant, you will form an essential part of a team investigating the determinants of teen abortion and pregnancy in developed countries. You will work in close collaboration with the the lead investigators (Profs Stephen Bullivant, Philip Booth, and David Paton). You will take the lead in creating a new cross-country database of teenage abortion and pregnancy rates, relevant socio-economic data and policy intervention data.   

The School of Education, Theology and Leadership is committed to supporting staff to develop scholarly and research in their own area of interest.       

For further information about the role and for details of how to apply, please click here  

The closing date for applications is 12th December 2017

Interviews are likely to be held on 15th January 2018