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Research Fellow Development Engagement Lab

University of Birmingham - College of Social Science, School of Government and Society

Location: Birmingham
Salary: £30,395 to £39,609 With potential progression once in post to £42,036 a year Grade 7
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 18th July 2019
Closes: 2nd September 2019
Job Ref: 81749

Location University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, UK

Duration Fixed term for 48 months


Full time starting salary is normally in the range £30,395 to £39,609. With potential progression once in post to £42,036 a year Grade 7

Job Purpose

An exciting opportunity to work on Gates Foundation funded postdoc analysing survey and experimental data on public support for global development.

The postholder will work with Professor David Hudson, co-Investigator of the Development Engagement Lab, and Professor Jennifer Hudson based at University College London, to deliver the project goals.

Main Duties

  • Work with the research team and relevant stakeholders to produce and manage the project’s data, including, questionnaire design including item wording and testing, design of experiments, qualitative research plans, and data management
  • Work with the research team and the relevant stakeholders to analyse project data, including data visualisation, statistical modelling, or other analytical approaches
  • Contribute towards the project’s policy briefs, thematic reports, presentation decks, blogs, and other outputs
  • Collaborate in the preparation of research publications to co-author and single-author the project’s findings in world leading academic journals
  • Present papers at appropriate scholarly conferences, stakeholder gatherings and other meetings
  • Work with project partners, stakeholders and beneficiaries to effectively disseminate findings through presentations, meetings, blogposts, briefs, social media, etc.
  • Coordinate with the relevant project partners and country consultants to support their research needs
  • Contribute towards the administration and organisation of project and partner meetings and other events
  • Supervise students on research related work and provide guidance to PhD students where appropriate to the discipline
  • Undertake management/administration arising from research
  • Provide guidance, as required, to support staff and any students who may be assisting with the research
  • Deal with problems that may affect the achievement of research objectives and deadlines

Person Specification

  • A PhD degree (or nearing completion) in political science, international development, psychology or related discipline
  • Excellent knowledge of quantitative research methods (e.g. survey research design and methods; panel data; dynamic modelling; multi-level and measurement models)
  • Experimental/non-experimental research design
  • Ability to use data visualization techniques to convey key research findings in an effective, accurate, attractive and professional manner

Interviews for shortlisted candidates will be held on 17 September.

For further information please contact Professor David Hudson, or telephone 0121 414 3496

To download the full job description and details of this position and submit an electronic application online please click on the Apply Online button below or visit . Please quote Job Ref 81749 in all enquiries.

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