Research Assistant

University of Sussex - School of Education and Social Work

The Research Assistant role is an exciting opportunity to join a small international research team working on a European Research Council funded study on the relationships between childhood and public life. The study is based at the Centre for Innovation and Research in Childhood and Youth Studies (CIRCY) at the University of Sussex.

The role will involve assisting in literature reviewing and data analysis, collation, management, and presentation, as well as playing a key role in supporting public engagement activities. The post holder will be based at the University of Sussex working closely with the PI and the rest of the research team. This is an exciting opportunity for someone seeking to gain further research experience in the social sciences and on an international project.

You will have a first-class or upper second undergraduate degree or other equivalent qualification, or relevant level of experience in one of the following: anthropology, social psychology, sociology, or cognate discipline. The successful candidate will have some experience of academic or commercial social research with a strong track record of carrying out qualitative research analysis using a range of analytical frameworks, and a demonstrated research interest in understanding children, young people’s and family lives and/or politics and public life. Familiarity with the use of social media for professional purposes as well as experience of technologies to support remote working are also essential.

Informal enquiries may be directed to the Connectors Study Principal Investigator Dr Sevasti-Melissa Nolas, .

The successful candidate will need to undertake a full Disclosure and Barring System review.

Closing date for applications: 21 December 2016  

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