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Research Assistant - Bennett Institute for Public Policy (Fixed Term)

University of Cambridge - Bennett Institute for Public Policy

Location: Cambridge
Salary: £27,116 to £31,406
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 13th October 2021
Closes: 8th November 2021
Job Ref: UE28409

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 30 September 2023 in the first instance. 

The Bennett Institute for Public Policy invites applications for a Research Assistant. 

The Bennett Institute is a major, multi-disciplinary research centre committed to producing world-leading research on policy questions in the age of disruption. It is based at the University of Cambridge, and housed within the Department for Politics & International Studies, and is led by its inaugural Director Professor Michael Kenny, Professor Diane Coyle, the Bennett Professor of Public Policy, and Acting Director Professor Dennis C. Grube. 

The Research Assistant will undertake a range of research tasks in support of the Institute's programmes of research which include: the structures, processes and challenges of political decision-making in a policy context; how and why 'place' matters in public policy; the relationship between science, technology and democracy; and the importance of well-being and public health as goals for policy-makers. 

The successful candidate should have a good first degree in one of the Social Sciences or another cognate discipline, a good understanding of the policy-making process, and excellent knowledge of qualitative and/or quantitative research. A degree in political science or political history would be particularly welcome. They should be flexible and adaptable, and may be called upon to support the events programme of the Institute. The deadline for applications is. It is anticipated that interviews will be carried out shortly after this. 

Please include details of two referees. 

We particularly welcome applications from women and candidates from a BME background for this vacancy as they are currently under-represented at this level in our department. 

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

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact Sarah Rosella on 

Please quote reference UE28409 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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