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Research Associate

University of Cambridge - Faculty Of Education

Location: Cambridge
Salary: £32,236 to £39,609
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 19th February 2019
Closes: 21st March 2019
Job Ref: JR18208

The Research For Equitable Access and Learning (REAL) Centre in the Faculty of Education at the University of Cambridge wishes to appoint a full-time Research Associate to work on a large scale international project "Raising Learning Outcomes for All through Education System Research in Ethiopia" funded under the Research on Improving Systems of Education (RISE) programme. The research aims to understand, evaluate and inform the design and implementation of the Government of Ethiopia's nationwide General Education Quality Improvement Package (GEQIP-E). 

The postholder is expected to fully engage with the research activities of this large-scale grant. In particular, they will be responsible for supporting the quantitative research needs of the project, with particular emphasis on the analysis of existing secondary data, and design and analysis of an on-going longitudinal study. The postholder is expected to work collaboratively with both Ethiopian and international research partners, and to travel to Ethiopia for research purposes. 

The successful candidate will have a PhD in Education, Economics, Development Studies or other relevant discipline that uses quantitative methods and mixed methods. Applicants must have experience in statistical data preparation and analysis, including experience of software packages, with a strong understanding of statistical methods and modelling, and the ability to prepare graphs from this analysis. Evidence of strong knowledge of mixed research methods, and experience of drafting high quality publications are highly desirable. Knowledge and/or experience specific to Ethiopia, or related geographical regions, would be advantageous. Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to liaise with a range of stakeholders are essential. 

For full details of criteria for appointment and duties of the post, please see the Further Particulars for the post. 

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance. 

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit: This will take you to the role on the University’s Job Opportunities pages. There you will need to click on the 'Apply online' button and register an account with the University's Web Recruitment System (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form. 

Please ensure that you upload a detailed curriculum vitae and a letter of application indicating how you would contribute to the responsibilities of the post. 

Informal enquiries can be addressed to Professor Pauline Rose ( 

We hope to hold interviews during the week commencing 25 March 2019.

Please quote reference JR18208 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy. 

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