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Postdoctoral Research Associate

University of Exeter - College of Social Sciences and International Studies

Location: Cornwall
Salary: The starting salary will be from £30,497 up to £35,326 on Grade E, depending on qualifications and experience
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 13th September 2021
Closes: 20th September 2021
Job Ref: P78415

The College of Social Sciences and International Studies

This full time post is available from 1 October 2021 on a fixed term basis until 31 March 2022.

The University of Exeter is a Russell Group university in the top 200 of universities worldwide. We combine world-class teaching with world-class research, and have achieved a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2017. We have over 22,000 students and 4600 staff from 180 different countries and have been rated the WhatUni2017 International Student Choice. Our research focuses on some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today, with 98% of our research rated as being of international quality in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework. We encourage proactive engagement with industry, business and community partners to enhance the impact of research and education and improve the employability of our students.

The Post

The College wishes to recruit a Postdoctoral Research Associate to support the work of Sarah Bulmer. This Volkswagen Foundation funded post is available from 1 October 2021 until 31 March 2022. The successful applicant will analyse life history interview data from the Military Afterlives project and co-author research papers with the project team.

The post will include:

  • Analysing and interpreting the results of own research and generating original ideas based on outcomes;
  • Writing up research work for publication;
  • Using initiative and creativity to identify areas for research, developing new research methods and extending the research portfolio;
  • Using creativity to analyse and interpret research data and draw conclusions on the outcomes.
  • Contributing to the production of collaborative research reports and publications.

About you

The successful applicant will be able to present information on research progress and outcomes, communicate complex information, orally, in writing and electronically and prepare proposals and applications to external bodies.

Applicants will possess a relevant PhD (or be nearing completion) or possess an equivalent qualification/experience in a related field of study and be able to demonstrate sufficient knowledge in the discipline and of research methods and techniques to work within established research programmes. Applicants will be able to critically analyse qualitative data, specifically life narrative interviews, upload and thematically organise data using NVivo software, and collaborate with the research team to produce journal articles for publication.

What we can offer you

Freedom (and the support) to pursue your intellectual interests and to work creatively across disciplines to produce internationally exciting research;

Support teams that understand the University wide research and teaching goals and partner with our academics accordingly

An Innovation, Impact and Business directorate that works closely with our academics providing specialist support for external engagement and development

Our Exeter Academic initiative supporting high performing academics to achieve their potential and develop their career · A multitude of staff benefits including sector leading benefits around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (up to 26 weeks full pay), Paternity leave (up to 6 weeks full pay), and a new Fertility Treatment Policy

A beautiful campus set in the heart of stunning Cornwall

For further information please contact Sarah Bulmer,

The closing date for completed applications is 20 September 2022. Interviews are expected to take place on 30 September 2022.

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