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Research Associate

University of Bath - Social & Policy Sciences

Location: Bath
Salary: £33,797 to £40,322 Grade 7
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 22nd October 2019
Closes: 1st December 2019
Job Ref: SJ7199
The post is full time on a fixed-term contract, which must end 31 July 2021: however the start date is flexible and can be negotiated.

The Department of Social & Policy Sciences at the University of Bath wishes to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Associate to take the lead on analyses of British and German panel data under the European Research Council-funded project, NEWFAMSTRAT. The aim of NEWFAMSTRAT is to reveal how sources and outcomes of gender economic inequalities predicted by partnership and parenthood at the individual, couple, and employer levels vary among women and among men in Finland, Germany, and the UK. The research is organized around four comparative subprojects, three of which entail coordinated analyses of large-scale panel data. The postholder will be directly responsible for preparing working hypotheses and appropriate analyses for research papers, along with academic and public dissemination for two of the subprojects using the indicated data.

The successful candidate will hold or have submitted a PhD in sociology, social demography, or related social science with theoretical expertise in stratification. Training and experience analysing large-scale longitudinal data sets such as Understanding Society, the BHPS, GSOEP, PSID, etc. is absolutely essential, as are superb data management and quantitative analysis skills and proficiency in using STATA or R. Candidates will be required to show evidence of a developing track record of excellent quality publications in highly-ranked peer-reviewed academic journals and/or major presses.

This post provides an outstanding career development and training opportunity for an early career researcher to contribute to advancing our theoretical understanding of gender inequalities, and potentially provide new insights for policy makers to strengthen EU equality legislation. The postholder will join a collegial department that was ranked fifth in the Social Policy and Social Work unit of assessment in the 2014 Research Assessment Exercise. 

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