Research Associate in Social Assistance Project

The University of Manchester - Global Development Institute

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Closing Date : 26/04/2018
Employment Type : Fixed Term
Duration : Form as soon as possible until 31 August 2018
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Humanities
School/Directorate : School of Environment, Education and Development
Division : Global Development Institute
Hours Per week : Full time
Salary : £31,604 per annum
Location : Oxford Road, Manchester
Job Reference : HUM-11811

You will work directly with the Principal Investigator, Armando Barrientos, in supporting the delivery of high quality research as part of the ESRC-DFID funded project: Improving research infrastructure on social assistance in low- and middle-income countries.

The Researcher will assist with primary and secondary research activities linked to the comparative study of emerging welfare institutions in low- and middle-income countries. The collection and harmonisation of a database of emerging social assistance institutions will require collaboration with researchers and officials in international and regional organisations and in domestic agencies and universities. As such, effective communication and engagement with project partners will be required throughout the project cycle. There will also be an administrative role in ensuring that project processes and outputs are recorded and documented in accordance with RCUK standards. The database is intended for public use. The Researcher will contribute to the design of access platforms for the database. The Researcher will engage in data analysis involving theory and concept from economics, social policy and politics and will make use of quantitative methods of comparative institutional research.

The University of Manchester values a diverse workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community

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Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Professor Armando Barrientos


General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:


Tel: 0161 850 2004

Date of external posting: 12 April 2018

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

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