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Research Associate

University of the West of England, Bristol - Health & Social Sciences

Location: Bristol
Salary: £29,515 to £33,199 per annum
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 10th September 2018
Closes: 24th September 2018
Job Ref: 1751069

Researchers from the Social Sciences and Psychological Sciences research groups at the University of the West of England in Bristol are exploring the psychology and socio-ecology of islands and micro-populations.

We particularly welcome applications from candidates who can demonstrate knowledge and expertise in theoretical frameworks and methods that acknowledge the role of physical, social, political, economic, and cultural contexts and histories in shaping experience and behaviour.

The role holder will conduct research individually and as part of a team to achieve project objectives. You will have responsibility for delivering a review of existing literature, and conducting semi-structured pilot interviews with a range of participants who possess insights in to the challenges and experiences of island and micro-population living. These activities will require the development of applications for ethical approval, and will inform the development of a subsequent strategy for fieldwork.

This vacancy is part time, working 0.4FTE and fixed term until 16th April 2019.

In addition to progressive pay rates, UWE Bristol offers a wide range of staff benefits including:

  • a generous holiday allowance of 27 Days
  • up to 12.5 bank holiday/closure days per year in addition;
  • flexible working;
  • excellent defined benefit pension schemes;
  • option to participate in the cycle to work scheme;
  • family friendly policies;
  • onsite nursery at our Frenchay Campus;

This post is based at our lively Frenchay campus where we have invested in the latest facilities and resources to give our students access to everything they need to succeed – with £300m having been spent recently on new state-of-the-art learning spaces and accommodation to enhance our offer even further. Frenchay campus is within close proximity to excellent motorway links and within walking distance of two train stations, making UWE Frenchay Campus the ideal place to work for those wishing to commute to Bristol.

Please see the attached full job description and information for applicants for the role.

If you have any queries or would like an informal discussion, please contact either Peter Clegg on 0117 32 82376, Peter.Clegg@uwe.ac.uk or Chris Pawson on 0117 32 87268, Chris.Pawson@uwe.ac.uk.

We are a well-established university, with over 29,000 students, 250,000 alumni and 3,000 staff. UWE Bristol is one of the largest providers of Higher Education in the South West. We are globally connected and regionally embedded, with strong employer and partner connections. Students come to study with us from all over the UK, as well as from 140 different countries, making this a diverse and interesting place to study. We achieved 89% overall student satisfaction in the National Student Satisfaction survey in 2018, this excellent result puts us as the top university in the South West and in 7th place nationally. In 2018 we were placed in the Guardian’s Top 40 Universities in the UK and we achieved TEF Gold status.

UWE is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity to create an inclusive working environment. We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds who share our ambition to be a university recognised for the success and impact of our practice-oriented programmes; our strong industry networks and our inclusive global outlook.

   
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