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Research Associate - Centre for Research in Social Policy (CRSP)

Loughborough University

Location: Loughborough University, Loughborough
Salary: From £32,348 Specialist and Supporting Academic Research grade 6. Subject to annual pay award.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 25th January 2023
Closes: 16th February 2023
Job Ref: REQ221737
 

School of Social Sciences and Humanities
Centre for Research in Social Policy

The Centre for Research in Social Policy is seeking a quantitative social researcher to join its team carrying out world-renowned applied research on low income, living standards and related issues. The post holder will take part in a range of research projects to produce quantitative evidence on issues related to low income. Current projects include annual updates of Households below a Minimum Income Standard, Local Child Poverty Indicators the Cost of a Child. The Centre has a steady flow of new projects commissioned by a range of funders, and it is important that team members are able to adapt to new challenges as they arise. We are looking for someone who has experience in undertaking quantitative analysis of large data sets, and who is able to use an understanding of social policy to analyse and write about the results. Candidates should also have good interpersonal skills. The role would suit a social researcher with a strong analytical mind, a genuine and demonstrable interest in social policy and above all the adaptability and imagination required to take up new challenges and work as part of a team.

Informal enquiries should be made to: Matt Padley, Co-Director of CRSP (m.j.padley@lboro.ac.uk).

Please find the link for more information.

The closing date for receipt of applications is: 16th February 2023.

Interviews will be held on: 10th March 2023.

Loughborough University is committed to achieving equality and valuing diversity in all aspects of employment and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

Loughborough University is ranked 7th in the country in the Complete University Guide 2023 and in the School of Social Sciences and Humanities our research and teaching span the subject divisions of Communication and Media; Criminology Sociology and Social Policy; English; Geography and Environment; and International Relations, Politics and History.

Further information can be found here: https://www.lboro.ac.uk/schools/social-sciences-humanities/.

Further information on CRSP is available here: https://www.lboro.ac.uk/research/crsp/.

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