Research Associate - B90320R

Newcastle University - Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences - Education, Communication & Language Science

We are looking for a Research Associate to work on the research programme: Social inEquality and its Effects on child Development (SEED): A study of birth cohorts in the UK, Germany and the Netherlands. This is an exciting opportunity for a Research Associate with experience of the analysis of large data sets wishing to consolidate and extend their skills. You will be working on a research programme funded through the EU’s New Opportunities for Research Funding Agency Co-operation in Europe (NORFACE) scheme. The focus of the activity is the mechanisms by which social factors impact upon child development and, specifically, language and behavioural development. The UK team will be working on the UK birth cohorts (the British Cohort Study 1970, the Millennium Cohort Study, Growing Up in Scotland, etc.). The German team will be working on the NEPS cohorts and the team from the Netherlands will be focusing on the data in Generation R. You will be based in the School of Education Language and Communication Sciences at Newcastle University in the UK.

This is a three year post and you will have extensive opportunities to collaborate on analyses with other members of this international team. There will also be a number of training opportunities associated with the post and you will be expected to contribute to national and international symposia. You should have a proven track record of quantitative analysis and publication associated with large-scale population datasets.

For enquires and further details please contact the principal investigator in charge of the programme, James Law, Professor of Speech and Language Science at Newcastle University. (

The University holds a silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality, and the University holds the HR Excellence in Research award for our work to support the career development of our researchers.  We are also a member of the Euraxess network.

Please be advised that due to a new minimum salary threshold of £30,000 per annum imposed by the UKVI, this post may not qualify for University sponsorship under Tier 2 of the points based system.

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