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Research Assistant (Fixed Term)

University of Cambridge - Department of Land Economy

Location: Cambridge
Salary: £26,243 to £30,395
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 23rd August 2019
Closes: 23rd September 2019
Job Ref: JP20441

Department of Land Economy, 19 Silver Street, Cambridge

The Department of Land Economy is looking to appoint a researcher to join its team of researchers in the Cambridge Centre for Housing and Planning Research (CCHPR). We look at all aspects of housing, planning and land use, and conduct research for a range of funders. Information about CCHPR's current and completed research can be found on its website:

The Research Assistant will work on a 12 month programme of innovative research in collaboration with Places for People. Places for People is a large scale placemaking and regeneration business, committed to the long term sustainability of places for people at all stages of life. Working with key stakeholders, experts and opinion formers to explore key issues of concern to Places for People and the wider housing sector, the researcher will be the lead author for a series of bespoke reports which aim to shape the development of products and services, and influence housing policy and practice across the UK.

If you are a confident, self-motivated researcher with a postgraduate degree in a "research heavy" subject with a high volume of written work (e.g. Planning/Geography/ Economics/Law/Politics/Sociology), and academic experience of the macro-economy or the UK housing market, we'd love to hear from you. 

Fixed term: The funds are available for 12 months in the first instance but extension may be possible subject to performance and funding.

Start date: This post is available for an immediate start.

Location: The successful candidate will split their time between CCHPR's offices in Cambridge and Places for People's Head Office in London, and will need to travel for fieldwork. Travel expenses will be reimbursed.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion, and encourages applications from all sections of society.

Further information about the post can be found in the Further Particulars document.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit:

Informal enquiries about this post should be directed to Dr Gemma Burgess on or 01223 764547. Interviews are planned for Thursday 14 October 2019.

Please quote reference JP20441 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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