Research Associate

University of York - The York Management School

The York Management School is looking to appoint a research associate on a major Economic and Social Research Council funded study into lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) employee networks within the NHS.

You will join an interdisciplinary research team from Management, Economics and Social Policy Research Unit lead by Dr Anna Einarsdóttir in collaboration with Professor Karen Mumford and Professor Yvonne Birks on a project designed to establish understanding of LGBT employee networks and how networks may be mobilised as drivers for inclusive work environments. Building on integrated methodology and extensive public engagement strategy, the project involves partnership with NHS Employers; Stonewall; Employers Network for Equality and a theatre production team, to deliver state of the art research aimed to improve working conditions and experiences of LGBT employees in and outside of the NHS.

We are looking for a highly driven individual with a proven research track record and competency in exploring LGBT related matters and/or employee networks to work on the qualitative part of the study as well as contributing to the design and building of online surveys.

As a research team we embrace ‘feminist infused’ action research principles and are committed to sustained transparency of our research practices. You will be expected to prepare ethics approvals; contribute to interview schedules and design; carry out research activities; code, analyse and manage data; take part in dissemination activities and prepare data for archiving. We also expect you to make substantial contribution to scholarly publications and to raise the public profile of the project through effective use of social media to maximise impact and sustainability of research outcomes.

Informal enquiries about this post can be made to Dr Anna Einarsdóttir (

The post is available full-time, on a fixed-term contract basis (for 36 months)

For further information and to apply on-line, please click on the ‘Apply’ button below.

The University of York is committed to promoting equality and diversity.

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