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Research Fellow, Centre for Diversity Policy Research and Practice

Oxford Brookes University

Location: Oxford
Salary: £32,344 p.a. Grade 8/9
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 23rd November 2021
Closes: 5th December 2021
Job Ref: 115937

Candidates are usually appointed at the bottom of the salary range with a step pay increase until they reach the top of the salary scale.

£32,344 rising annually to £35,326. Grade 9 £36,382 rising annually to £39,739

Fixed term post for 12 months.

We are looking for a talented and highly motivated Research Fellow to support the research activities of the Centre for Diversity Policy Research and Practice. The Centre brings together academic, practitioner and policy expertise to undertake research and develop best practice in the area of equality and diversity in organisations and society. It has carried out a sustained programme of externally funded research focusing on work-life balance, gender issues in the workplace, age equality and consultancy on managing equality and diversity in the workplace. The Centre takes an interdisciplinary approach to its work and collaborates closely with the Business Faculty and the School of Law and it has developed a network of contacts with research users to include policy-makers, employers and trade unions. This post offers an exciting opportunity to become involved in a number of interesting and topical projects and to work with academics and research users.

You will be responsible for leading on/or have significant input to the design and implementation of research activity in CDPRP, and leading on knowledge exchange activities including the content and organisation of workshops, research seminars and other events based on personal scholarship and research. You will be expected to submit proposals for research grants as well as write research papers, journal articles and materials for publication. You will communicate with the research team on current and future research activity requirements, and supervise the work of small groups for example research assistants and PhD students. You will also be expected to undertake administrative duties connected to research activities and to coach and mentor post graduate/PHD students.

In addition to the above expectations, to be appointed on Grade 9 salary, it is essential that Research Fellows should be able to demonstrate all of the following as requirements of their role:

  • To have previously held 1 or 2 post-Doctoral Research appointments.
  • Accountable for mentoring/coaching and formal supervision of junior research staff.
  • Management of major research projects and/or teams and significant responsibility for income generation.

You should have:

  • A Doctoral qualification (or close to completion), or equivalent experience in a relevant area.
  • Demonstrable experience of working as an independent researcher.
  • Experience of having undertaken data collection, analysis and interpretation.
  • The ability to conduct literature searches and write literature reviews.
  • Good organisational and time-management skills.
  • The ability to work to tight deadlines.

If you would like to learn more about this role please review the job description and person specification.

Oxford Brookes University is distinctive in nature. It is a modern, forward thinking institution rooted in and connected to a city with a rich history of culture and learning. Oxford Brookes Business School provides a vibrant and stimulating research and learning environment to equip people with the skills, knowledge, mind set and attributes to face new challenges and thrive in a complex, uncertain world. Our strong links with business and industry ensure we are connected to make a difference.

The University has adopted equality, diversity and inclusion as core values. We welcome applications from suitably qualified candidates whatever their background, and especially from BAME candidates who are under-represented in our workforce.

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