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Research Assistant

Queen's University Belfast - School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics

Location: Belfast
Salary: £27,285 per annum
Hours: Full Time, Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 30th July 2018
Closes: 31st August 2018
Job Ref: 18/106707

Queen’s University Belfast is one of the leading universities in the UK and Ireland, with a distinguished heritage and history. With over 24,000 students, 3,700 staff and an annual turnover of some £300m, Queen’s University Belfast plays a unique leadership role in Northern Ireland. As a member of the Russell Group of UK research-intensive universities, Queen’s University Belfast combines excellence in research and education with a student centred ethos.

Research Assistant/PhD Studentship: International Monetary and Financial History

We seek to recruit a talented early career researcher to work as a Research Assistant on an ESRC-funded project (Title: ‘The Sterling Area Revisited: The Political Economy of International Economic Disintegration’ ES/R005435/1), leading to publications in top international journals.

The post is available for an initial fixed term of 9 months (or 18 months on a part time 0.5 basis), starting 1 November 2018 (or as soon as possible thereafter), with the potential to transition onto a fully-funded 3-year PhD studentship. The post includes a generous budget for training and conference travel.

Candidates should ideally hold or be in the process of completing a Master’s Degree in economics or cognate discipline with a demonstrated interest in econometric methods.

The successful applicant will have experience of historical economic research. Some knowledge of the post-1945 international economic relations is desirable. 

Further information about the School can be found at

Anticipated interview date: Monday 8 October 2018

Salary scale: £27,285 per annum

Closing date: Friday 31 August 2018

For full criteria and to apply online, visit For further information or assistance contact Human Resources, Queen’s University Belfast, BT7 1NN. Telephone (028) 9097 3044 or email on

The University is committed to equality of opportunity and to selection on merit. It therefore welcomes applications from all sections of society and particularly welcomes applications from people with a disability

Fixed term contract posts are available for the stated period in the first instance but in particular circumstances may be renewed or made permanent subject to availability of funding

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