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Research Associate (Wales Centre For Public Policy)

Cardiff University - Cardiff Business School

Location: Cardiff
Salary: £33,199 to £39,609 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 23rd January 2019
Closes: 23rd February 2019
Job Ref: 8197BR

We are seeking to recruit an outstanding individual to contribute to our on-going programme of work for the Welsh Government and public services.

Co-funded by the ESRC and Welsh Government, the Wales Centre for Public Policy bridges the gap between academia and practice by generating and mobilising evidence from research that has the potential to improve policy decisions and implementation.

The Centre is a member of the What Works network and collaborates with leading researchers from across the UK and internationally. It produces both policy oriented and academic research, and its staff have excellent access to senior policy makers and public service leaders. This enables them to achieve research impact and contribute to academic theory about policy making and delivery, and the ways in which evidence informs policy and practice – at national and local level.

The post offers a unique opportunity to undertake high quality, policy research working alongside academic colleagues and policy makers who are at the heart of current policy developments and debates including: Brexit, approaches to promoting economic growth, ways of closing the educational attainment gap, the future funding of health service and social care, and the well-being of future generations.

You must have an interest in and understanding of public policy; a commitment to high quality policy research; good communication and organisational skills; and the ability to work effectively as part of the Centre’s wider team of 20 full-time staff. 
The post is full-time and would be maternity cover. The contract would be for 12 months from the beginning of March 2019.

For further information or an informal discussion about this exciting role please contact Professor Steve Martin (Director of the Wales Centre for Public Policy) via: or Dan Bristow (Director of Policy & Practice) at

Salary: £33,199 - £39,609 per annum (Grade 6)

Closing date: Saturday, 23 February 2019

Please be aware that Cardiff University reserves the right to close this vacancy early should sufficient applications be received.

Cardiff University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity and to creating 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 have the ambition to create a University which seeks to fulfil our social, cultural and economic obligation to Cardiff, Wales, and the world. In supporting our employees to achieve a balance between their work and their personal lives, we will also consider proposals for flexible working or job share arrangements.

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