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Research Associate

University of Sheffield - Faculty of Social Sciences - Department of Sociological Studies

Location: Sheffield
Salary: £31,302 to £32,236 per annum, Grade 7
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 12th September 2018
Closes: 11th October 2018
Job Ref: UOS020328

Contract Type: Fixed-term starting as soon as possible, until 30 June 2021
Working Pattern: 0.5 FTE

Are you interested in working for a world top 100 University?

The Department of Sociological Studies has a major international reputation for excellence in research and teaching across Sociology, Social Policy, Social Work and more recently Digital Media, achieving high levels of cross-fertilisation between these disciplines. It is committed to understanding society and social change, and to research and teaching that improves people's lives, especially those of the most vulnerable. We are proud to be one of the top social science research departments in the UK, with a long history of high profile contributions to theory, policy and practice.

The postholder will work with Dr Andrea Wigfield on a Big Lottery funded programme – Time to Shine, led by Leeds Older People’s Forum (LOPF).

The successful applicant will have, or be close to achieving, a PhD in sociology of science or cognate area. Experience in qualitative and quantitative research and analysis is essential along with experience of conducting research within the area of older people, social isolation and isolation. Strong communication skills, both written and verbal are essential along with strong IT skills.

This part-time, fixed-term post is available from 8 October or as soon as possible thereafter until 30 June 2021 working 17.5 hours per week.

We’re one of the best not-for-profit organisations to work for in the UK. The University’s Total Reward Package includes a competitive salary, a generous Pension Scheme and annual leave entitlement, as well as access to a range of learning and development courses to support your personal and professional development.

We build teams of people from different heritages and lifestyles from across the world, whose talent and contributions complement each other to greatest effect. We believe diversity in all its forms delivers greater impact through research, teaching and student experience.

To find out what makes the University of Sheffield a remarkable place to work, follow @sheffielduni and @ShefUniJobs on Twitter for more information.

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