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Research Associate

University of Bristol - School for Policy Studies

Location: Bristol
Salary: £34,304 to £38,587
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 23rd September 2021
Closes: 21st October 2021
Job Ref: ACAD105597

The role

This is an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated postdoctoral research associate with research experience on drugs and/or migration and related policy. The successful candidate will play a key role in the last dissemination phase of a project on Hidden Narratives of Transnational Organised Crime in West Africa. The project is funded by the UK Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and is an international collaboration between the Universities of Bristol, Ottawa and IFRA-Nigeria. You will be a member of Bristol’s School for Policy Studies working under the direction of Dr Gernot Klantschnig.

What will you be doing?

Your role will include: co-organising a research workshop in Bristol, as well as other knowledge exchange events; disseminating project findings; co-author a policy paper and other related outputs; contribute to the drafting of a funding proposal; and conduct some online research on drugs and migration and related policy in West Africa.

You should apply if

You have a social sciences/humanities background and relevant postgraduate qualifications and training (PhD, Masters) or equivalent experience. You will have strong knowledge of issues relating to drugs and/or migration and related policy, possibly in West Africa; have knowledge of working with qualitative research and methodologies; experience of organising research or policy related events; and writing up and presenting research, especially for policy audiences; and have the ability to work collaboratively with practitioners, policymakers and other researchers.

Additional information

For informal inquiries please contact:  Gernot Klantschnig (

  • Contract type: fixed term - part time
  • Work pattern: to be agreed 
  • This advert will close at 23:59 GMT on 21/10/2021

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