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Research Associate: Behaviour in Teams Project

University of Sheffield

Location: Sheffield
Salary: £35,333 to £37,474 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 29th September 2022
Closes: 27th October 2022
Job Ref: UOS034736
 

Sheffield University Management School is a leading business school with a world-class research reputation and ambition. As such, the Management School has cutting-edge research at the heart of its activities and as the base of its strategic focus.

We are proud to deliver intellectually rigorous cutting-edge research, and excellent teaching and learning in a stimulating, innovative environment. Through the distinctiveness of our graduates, excellence of our staff and network of international partners, we seek to inform the practice of management and to make a difference to our global community.

We sustain a research-intensive environment that creates, advances and disseminates knowledge with respect to management inquiry, for the benefit of students, private and public sector organisations and society in general.

The Institute of Work Psychology (IWP) is a research centre within the Management School, and aims to combine scientific quality with practical relevance, with an emphasis is on the effects of work on employee wellbeing and performance. Founded in 1994, it currently has four main research themes: Work and wellbeing; Leadership and team working; Creativity, innovation and effectiveness; and Understanding organisations. The Behaviour in Teams project contributes to the Leadership and team working theme.

We have a role for a Research Associate to work on the Behaviour in Teams Project. This role will be primarily focussed on the analysis and cataloguing of data, and writing it up for reports and papers. It will therefore be desk-based, and will involve working closely with the principal investigator of the project, Professor Jeremy Dawson, and sometimes with members of the wider team.

The main objectives will be to complete analysis of some core research questions, and reporting these results; cataloguing and producing a data dictionary for all main data sets to enable appropriate data sharing in the future; answering some additional research questions around the effectiveness of interventions and patterns of behaviour for international students, or for non-native English speakers; and analysis of the effects of sequential behaviours – e.g. what specific sequences of behaviours within teams are more likely to lead to other behaviours, or particular outcomes.

The successful candidate will have will have a first degree and PhD in psychology, management, social science or related area (or equivalent qualifications/experience), substantial experience of quantitative data analysis, experience of writing up research findings for publication and presentations, and experience of data management, including merging data sets.

We’re 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.

To find out what makes the University of Sheffield a remarkable place to work, watch this short film: www.youtube.com/watch?v=7LblLk18zmo, and follow @sheffielduni and @ShefUniJobs on Twitter for more information.

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