|Salary:||£37,099 to £45,585 per annum, Grade 7|
|Placed On:||1st September 2023|
|Closes:||5th October 2023|
We have an opportunity for a Research Associate in Work & Employment to support research related to the nature of work and employment in the logistics sector. There are two aspects to the research: (a) the changing terms and conditions of work in parcel delivery services; and (b) emerging patterns of work and employment in the new UK freeports, with specific reference to the logistics sector (ports, warehousing, transportation). Amongst the issues to be researched are the gender and race dynamics in workplaces; the differing contractual arrangements of logistics workers and how these arrangements condition pay and working-time; the role of trade unions in shaping the employment conditions; and the impact of technology in transforming the experience of work (for example levels of surveillance and the use of algorithmic software).
The successful applicant will be responsible for data collection and analysis and for identifying and reviewing relevant literature. They will also have opportunities to co-author research-based outputs, such as articles for peer reviewed journals. The research activities are likely to involve collection and analysis of both qualitative and quantitative data and the ideal applicant will therefore have experience of both qualitative and quantitative research. They will also have obtained, or be extremely close to obtaining, a PhD in the field of work and employment (e.g., employment relations, sociology of work). They should also be able to demonstrate that they have research interests that have close synergies with the intended research project.
The successful applicant will help build upon the strong achievements of the Management School’s Centre for Decent Work in relation to research, knowledge exchange and research impact. Further information about CDW is available at: https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/cdw
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