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Postdoctoral Research Associate (PDRA)

The Open University - School of Psychology & Counselling

Location: Milton Keynes
Salary: £36,386 pro rata (actual £14,751 per annum)
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 6th December 2022
Closes: 12th January 2023
Job Ref: 20587
 

Location: Milton Keynes

Terms: Fixed Term, 30 Months (to start 1st May 2023) 15 hours per week

Closing Date: 12th January 2023 - 12:00 noon

Flexible working patterns will be considered.

Change your career, change lives

The Open University is the UK’s largest university, a world leader in flexible part-time education combining a mission to widen access to higher education with research excellence, transforming lives through education. The School of Psychology and Counselling is Europe’s largest provider of university-level education in Psychology and has a vibrant and interdisciplinary vigorous research culture. Psychological research at the Open University focuses on real social issues, informs practice, and inspires a positive vision for living together fairly, equitably and imaginatively.

The role

We are seeking a post-doctoral research associate to contribute to the European Research Council-funded project entitled Gender Equitable Interactions Online (GEiO). The successful candidate will join an established team to help produce research that will enrich understanding of the role of gender in online group meetings. Working with consortium partners based in Iceland, Germany and Spain, a key aim of GEiO is to build new transnational evidence on the currently unexplored ways in which digital videoconferencing innovations can be used to support or resist gender inequity at work. The successful candidate will use their research knowledge and skills to assist with the implementation and delivery of three complementary studies that involve both quantitative and qualitative research methods.

Skills and experience

  • A PhD in Psychology - familiarity with critical and feminist approaches.
  • Expertise in using qualitative research methods, particularly Conversation and Thematic Analyses.
  • Basic skills in quantitative research methods.
  • A commitment to, and understanding of, equal opportunities.

The full summary of duties and person specification can be found within the Job Description here: (Link to job description included) 

If you would like to discuss the application or recruitment process before making an application, please contact Jen Reid at Resourcing Hub on 01908 655544 or jennifer.reid@open.ac.uk quoting the reference VRF 20587.

What you get in return

We have a strong commitment to providing training and development in and beyond your current role. This includes thorough induction into the organisation and regular reviews of your training and development needs.

We also offer a great range of benefits that support our employees and their families for the long term. Staff Benefits include an attractive pension proposition and 30/33 days holiday per annum pro rata, plus Bank Holidays and Christmas closure days.

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