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Research Assistant (Part Time, Fixed Term)

Bournemouth University

Location: Bournemouth
Salary: £24,533 to £27,181 per annum pro rata with further progression opportunities to £29,605
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 8th December 2023
Closes: 15th January 2024
Job Ref: FST575

Bournemouth University’s vision is worldwide recognition as a leading university for inspiring learning, advancing knowledge and enriching society through the fusion of education, research and practice. Our highly skilled and creative workforce is comprised of individuals drawn from a broad cross section of the globe, who reflect a variety of backgrounds, talents, perspectives and experiences that help to build our global learning community.

The Department of Life and Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Science and Technology is seeking to appoint a research assistant to support his Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) funded project entitled “Enhancing the understanding, capabilities and skills of evidence-generators, policymakers and practitioners related to involving experts-by-experience in policy research and policy making.” This project, led by Dr Rounaq Nayak and working with Wales Centre for Public Policy will explore whether, how and in what ways, experts-by-experience can inform the policy research and policy making process, particularly within the What Works Network and amongst their partner policymakers.

You will have an undergraduate qualification in an appropriate field (such as but not limited to, Human Factors, Sociology, Public Health/Policy, Psychology, or other relevant fields with a focus on qualitative research methods) and be able to work independently. Duties include designing action research projects, interviewing participants and carrying out thematic analyses of data. Experiences in public policy research, lived experience research, co-production of research and/or policy, knowledge integration and mobilisation are greatly appreciated but not essential. Applicants with an interest in these disciplines are welcome.

This post is offered on a part time (0.8fte) fixed term basis for 12 months from 1st March 2024.

For further information about the position, please contact Dr Rounaq Nayak at RNayak@bournemouth.ac.uk.

A detailed job description and person specification are available from our website together with an online application form. 

BU values and is committed to an inclusive working environment.  We seek a diverse community through attracting, developing and retaining staff from different backgrounds to contribute to inspirational learning, advancing knowledge and enriching society.  To support and enable our staff to achieve a balance between work and their personal lives, we will also consider proposals for flexible working or job share arrangements.

Closing Date: (Midnight) Monday 15 January 2024

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