Research Assistant

The University of Northampton - Faculty of Education and Humanities

Location: Park Campus

Fixed Term - 12 months

The Research Assistant, located within the Faculty of Education and Humanities, will undertake a variety of supervised and self-sustained research, organisation and dissemination activities as part of the ESRC-FAPESP-Newton funded research project ‘Reconnect the nexus: young Brazilians' experiences of and learning about food-water-energy’. A summary of this international, interdisciplinary research project can be accessed here:

The successful candidate will have a complete or near complete postgraduate research degree in a relevant subject area, and experience of data collection and analysis using a number of tools and methods. A commitment to conduct participatory research with young people is essential, as is the capacity to meet deadlines, and work with interdisciplinary co-investigators and stakeholders. The candidate will also have good communication and inter-personal skills, being able to write clearly and concisely, and to make thoughtful contributions to team discussions.   They will also need to be proficient in basic computer packages (be able to use email, conduct web searches, input data in Excel etc).

The post holder will be required to spend a period of three months working with co-investigators at UNESP (São Paulo State University); therefore the ability to travel and remain out of the UK for that period of time is essential to this post.

Any queries regarding the project should be directed to Dr. John Horton (

The successful candidate for this post will be required to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly CRB) Check. However a criminal conviction will not necessarily exclude applicants from employment. The University will consider all applications fairly on their merit based upon the information provided and the requirements of the post. The University has a DBS policy which is available on request.

This is an exciting time to join our University as we prepare to relocate to a new state of the art, vibrant, town centre campus in 2018. We are looking to recruit individuals who share our passion for innovation, creativity and social impact and who will play a key role as we realise our ambition of TRANSFORMING LIVES + INSPIRING CHANGE.

We are an AshokaU accredited Changemaker University that believes in providing students and staff with the opportunity to change their world for the better. 

All candidates will be asked to provide proof of eligibility to work in the UK at interview.

The University of Northampton as an employer strives to achieve diversity among its staff which reflects the communities it serves.

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