Graduate Research Assistant

University of Exeter - College of Social Sciences & International Studies

The College wishes to recruit a Graduate Research Assistant to support the work of Professor Clare Saunders and Dr. Joanie Willett on the Designing a Sensibility for Sustainable Clothing (S4S) Project. This 0.6575 FTE (24 hours per week) Arts and Humanities Research Council funded post is available from November 1st 2017 for 20 months. The successful applicant will have an interest in fashion and sustainability, as well as proven experience in practical or academic projects in related areas. She/he will organise project workshops, thematically code transcripts of naturally occurring conversations and interviews, organise auto-ethnographic qualitative films, conduct and analyse survey data, take wardrobe audits and collate entries to fashion diaries. She/he will also help to maintain the project website and social media feeds. 

About you

The successful applicant will be able to present information on research progress and outcomes, communicate complex information, orally, in writing and electronically and prepare proposals and applications to external bodies. 

Applicants will be educated to first degree level or possess an equivalent qualification/experience in a related field of study (fashion, textiles, environmental art, social sciences or arts and media) or equivalent experience and be able to demonstrate sufficient knowledge in the discipline and of research methods and techniques to work within the S4S project. Applicants will be able to work as part of a large team, organise themselves and consultants, work on multiple demands to tight deadlines and have some experience with social scientific and / or arts and humanities methods of analysis. 

What we can offer you

  • Freedom (and the support) to pursue your intellectual interests and to work creatively across disciplines to produce internationally exciting research;
  • Support teams that understand the University wide research and teaching goals and partner with our academics accordingly
  • An Innovation, Impact and Business directorate that works closely with our academics providing specialist support for external engagement and development
  • Our Exeter Academic initiative supporting high performing academics to achieve their potential and develop their career
  • A beautiful campus set in the heart of stunning Cornwall 

The starting salary will be from £26,495 up to £33,518 on Grade E, depending on qualifications and experience. 

For further information please contact Professor Clare Saunders, e-mail c.saunders@exeter.ac.uk or telephone (01326) 259466

Applications should be made via our website. For more information and to apply online please go to www.exeter.ac.uk/jobs Please quote reference number P58830 in any correspondence. 

The University of Exeter is an equal opportunity employer.  We are officially recognised as a Disability Confident employer, an Athena Swan accredited institution and a Stonewall Diversity Champion. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce

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