Research Associate/Fellow (Fixed-term)

University of Nottingham - Sociology & Social Policy

Location: University Park

Salary: £26,052 to £38,183 per annum (pro rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience (minimum £29,301 with relevant PhD). Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance

Interview Date: Wednesday 13 September 2017

Applications are invited for a Research Associate/Fellow with the University of Nottingham’s new Rights Lab, a Beacon of Excellence ( This large-scale world-leading initiative is delivering research to help end contemporary slavery. One of our flagship projects, the Care and Custody Lever, is the first extended attempt to understand the mental health and behaviour aspects of contemporary slavery. How can we develop a culture- and cost-sensitive mental healthcare support package for survivors of slavery, and understand why people enslave and how (re)offending be prevented?

Working under the supervision of the project leads, Dr Melanie Jordan and Dr Nicola Wright, the role-holder will contribute to the project’s journal articles and research grant submissions. He/she will help to coordinate relationships with internal and external research partners and stakeholders, develop and deliver knowledge exchange towards impact, and contribute to the writing of policy and research reports for various audiences. The person appointed will have the opportunity to use their initiative and creativity to identify areas for research, develop research methods and extend their research portfolio.

We welcome applications from recent PhD graduates, those working towards a PhD and from those who do not hold a PhD but have equivalent research experience and expertise, as well as from applicants with postdoctoral experience.

This is a full-time post (36.25 hours per week), however we will consider applications from candidates who wish to work part-time (minimum 18 hours per week). Please specify in your application if you wish to work part time and the number of preferred hours. The role is available from 1 October 2017 as a fixed-term post for the academic year 2017-18 (ending 31 July 2018) with the potential for continuation.

The University of Nottingham is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr Melanie Jordan at Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

The University of Nottingham is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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