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Research Fellow in Safer Communities

The University of Edinburgh - College of Arts, Humanities and Soc Scis: Law

Location: Edinburgh
Salary: £33,797 to £40,322
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 15th October 2019
Closes: 13th November 2019
Job Ref: 050019

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Applications are invited for a Research Fellow to join the Scottish Centre for Administrative Data Research (SCADR) and develop a programme of research on the theme of ‘Safer Communities’.  The SCADR is part of a group of investments funded by the Economic and Social Research Council with the aim of enabling and encouraging the utilisation of administrative data for research purposes.

The Research Fellow will be based in the School of Law at the University of Edinburgh and will collaborate with a multi-disciplinary team of academic researchers from across Scotland.  They will work closely with Scottish Government, Police Scotland and other relevant stakeholders to develop and deliver a set of strategic research projects on the theme of safer communities.  They will work between Old College and the Edinburgh Bioquarter, where the administrative data is held in a safe setting.

The candidate should have: demonstrable interest in conducting highly impactful, policy-focused research in one or more areas associated with safer communities (such as crime and justice, emergency response, drugs and alcohol, and mental health); excellent communication skills and the ability to translate complex research findings into language suitable for policy makers or practitioners; a willingness to work with partners across a range of organisations; experience of conducting advanced quantitative analysis and modelling a range of secondary and/or administrative datasets; the ability to write to a high academic standard and a growing body of publications; and a willingness to contribute to knowledge exchange and engagement activities involving non-academic stakeholders, including members of the public. 

An annual salary of £33,797 to £40,322 for 35 hours, each week

The closing date is 5pm (GMT) on 13th November 2019.

Vacancy Ref: 050019

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