Research Associate in Human Geography

University of Leicester - Department of Geography

Open ended contract subject to fixed term funding. Funding is available for 33 months, from 1 February 2017 to 31 October 2019.

The University of Leicester is a world-leading institution, marked by a belief in the synergy of research and teaching. With over 23,000 students, including 4,300 from overseas, and 3,800 staff, including over1,200 active researchers, we believe a university should empower, inspire and innovate. Under the leadership of our new President and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Paul Boyle, the University is entering an exciting new phase of development with an ambitious and transformative agenda for 2020 and beyond.

We wish to appoint an excellent researcher to work on an exciting ESRC-funded project to investigate the impact of council estate renewals in London since 1997. It draws on work on gentrification and displacement and the impact of mixed communities’ policy. The focus of this post will be on the mapping of neighbourhood-level displacement and gentrification in London and on social and economic impacts in relocation sites using census data and individual-level GP Registration Data.

You will hold an honours degree or equivalent, a completed or nearly completed PhD as well as experience in field research including census data and statistical analysis, GIS mapping and in-depth interviewing.

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Informal enquiries are welcome and should be made to Professor Loretta Lees on

We anticipate that assessments will take place on 13 December 2016.

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