Post Doctoral Research Associate - Business School

Durham (County) (GB)
Grade 7 (£32,548 - £38,832)
01 Jun 2018
End of advertisement period
01 Jul 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

This is a full time, fixed term position until 28 February 2019 in the first instance.

Durham University Business School now has an opportunity to appoint an experienced, enthusiastic and highly organised Post Doctoral Research Assistant.

This new role will work with the research team to deliver the objectives of the Cooperative Agreement that funds several research projects. The post holder will play a pivotal role in coordinating and managing the activity of teams funded under the collaborative agreement to ensure that the network functions as an integrated whole. They will ensure that key benchmarks throughout the projects are adequately met. The PDRA will engage in all aspects of research activities on the overarching project as well as facilitating research and meetings for the larger network. The post holder will be required to work independently to write grant reports and develop further funding applications.

The post holder will be expected to take on a wide range of tasks independently. They will have a proactive approach to self-development thorough expertise in relation to research activity and processes within the Centre for Leadership and Followership at Durham University Business School (including the Policing Unit). The successful candidate will have a flexible approach to work. Excellent time management skills and the ability to prioritise and successfully manage tasks and activities to tight deadlines are pre-requisites for the role. Interfacing with researchers from all over the world is also a critical job duty.

The PDRA will be expected to develop their knowledge of, and manage ethics procedures; collect data; conduct statistical analyses; and participate in writing technical reports to meet the needs of the funder. The successful candidate will coordinate journal submissions on behalf of the team. The post holder will be handling sensitive data, it is therefore highly desirable that the successful candidate has completed training in human subject protections and can be or has been vetted (NPVV Level 2) to handle data from our policing unit, as that is likely to be an important source of date. The candidate will be required to undertake Certification by Virginia Tech’s ethics unit and successfully completing Durham University’s Data Protection Act training are also required.