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Research Associate (Place Based Research)

Manchester Metropolitan University - School of Education

Location: Manchester
Salary: £33,966 to £38,205 pro rata, per annum. Grade 7
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 27th February 2024
Closes: 17th March 2024
Job Ref: eArcu-7375

The Research Associate role will be located in the School of Education based in the Brooks Building on our Manchester campus within the Faculty of Health and Education. The Faculty of Health and Education is a vibrant place to work with teaching and research activity in Education, Health, Psychology and Social Work / Social Care disciplines.

The School includes staff with major responsibilities on Initial Teacher Education for Primary and Secondary age phases, Early Years and Childhood, Educational Psychology and Education degrees as well as other Post Graduate programmes. In addition to the taught programmes the School of Education at Manchester Met. has a strong national and international reputation in relation to its research. In REF 2021 we were ranked 9th for research power and the top 150 in the QS world rankings. Staff members have published widely and enjoy considerable reputations in their field. Many also are engaged in deep partnerships with local and regional communities as part of community-led and place-based research initiatives.

About the role:
This is a 0.5, 18-month fixed-term research associate post and is intended to support the work of the Youth and Communities cluster within the School of Education. This represents an outstanding opportunity to contribute to the development of novel and innovative place-based research by preparing, conducting and recording the outcomes of research and related fieldwork. The role will involve carrying out analysis of research and related fieldwork and will take responsibility for disseminating the findings to appropriate groups. The role will focus on building sustainable connections across the work of this project, and other place-based research and community partnerships in preparation for the develop of a REF 2029 Impact Case Study.

About the candidate:
We are looking for an enthusiastic and proactive researcher who has expert knowledge of working with communities and who is confident in building and supporting internal and external networks that support the needs of the research. The successful candidate will be able to collect and collate data and other research outcomes, analyse and evaluate findings and disseminate these to the relevant groups and research communities.

We are seeking a research associate with the ability to develop an interdisciplinary approach to evaluating research outcomes and someone who is able to manage complex work, planning and prioritising activity to effectively meet agreed research objectives.

The successful candidate will be confident in organising and managing the day-to-day progress of research projects concerning place-based research and collective governance. They will be proactive in identifying future research and income generating activity in the field and will be confident in leading bid writing that meets the needs of funders.

To apply:
If you would like to apply, please take the time to consider the essential criteria in the job description and provide us with a CV that demonstrates your suitability for the role.

For an informal discussion regarding the requirements of the roles please contact Professor Karen N Salt at k.salt@mmu.ac.uk to arrange a TEAMs call.

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