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Research Associate

University of Sheffield - Sheffield Urban Institute

Location: Sheffield
Salary: £32,344 to £34,304 (Grade 7)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 25th November 2021
Closes: 9th January 2022
Job Ref: UOS030950
 

Are you interested in working on a project investigating the role of infrastructure in the urbanisation process? We are seeking applications from experienced, motivated individuals able to work in a research  team toward addressing the geography of infrastructure corridors and implications for urban inequalities.

We are seeking x3 individuals to join a team led by Dr Jonathan Silver on the European Research Council funded project – GlobalCORRIDOR – based at the Urban Institute. The job will suit a researcher with an emerging track record of research and publication in urban studies. You should have a PhD or equivalent experience in a relevant subject area (for example: human geography, urban planning, development studies, sociology).

Each Post Doctoral Research Associates (PRDA) will use their skills to conduct fieldwork over the course of a year in one of the case study regions, advance urban studies literature, organise collaborations and events that collectively build toward an in-depth program of investigation into ‘Corridor Urbanization’. You will work closely with team members and external partners over the 3 year post and be expected to spend at least a year undertaking fieldwork. Work is taking place in East Africa (Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda) – PDRA 1, South Asia (Pakistan) – PDRA 2, and the Mediterranean (Greece with Italy, Egypt) – PDRA 3.

We are committed to exploring flexible working opportunities which benefit the individual and University.

We are one of the best not-for-profit organisations to work for in the UK. The University’s Total Reward Package includes a competitive salary, a generous Pension Scheme and annual leave entitlement, as well as access to a range of learning and development courses to support your personal and professional development.

We build teams of people from different heritages and lifestyles from across the world, whose talent and contributions complement each other to greatest effect. We believe diversity in all its forms delivers greater impact through research, teaching and student experience.

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