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Research Assistant – Full time, Fixed-term from 1 September 2024 to 28 February 2026

University of Roehampton - Faculty of Business and Law

Location: London
Salary: £30,469 to £34,512 Grade RU05, per annum inclusive of London Weighting Allowance
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 10th June 2024
Closes: 1st July 2024
Job Ref: RU04409

The University of Roehampton is recruiting a Research assistant to join Professor Bryony Hoskins’ dynamic research team.

The position arises from Professor Bryony Hoskins (PI) having won three prestigious projects; Two UKRI/EU Horizon funded research projects (1) Gender Empowerment through Politics in Classrooms (G-EPIC) Gender Empowerment Through Politics in the Classroom | G-EPIC and (2) Strategies for achieving equity and inclusion in education, training and learning in democratic Europe (STRIDE) Stride (stride-research.eu) and a UNICEF project supporting the development of Life Skills and Citizenship Education in Egypt, Tunisia, and the state of Palestine. The successful candidate will work across these three projects.

Ideally, the successful candidate will have knowledge in the education field and/or early childhood education, experience in mixed methods research and policy research and good project management skills. They will need to have experience in working with policymakers and teachers. They would need to have a high level of communication skills, in written English. Their research interests should be in either or a combination of education, inequalities and political engagement. They need to be able to assist the Principal Investigator as required and independently where necessary.

The successful candidate will have skills and experience in:

  • Masters or PhD in relevant field
  • Experience in undertaking mixed methods and policy research
  • Experience of working with policy makers
  • Experience of working with teachers
  • Experience of working in a team
  • Experience of working with a range of people from different countries, including non-governmental organizations and academics
  • Experience of project management
  • Excellent organisational, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Evidence of disseminating complex material both orally and in writing to a wide audience
  • Willingness to undertake continuing professional development and training as appropriate.
  • Methodical approach to work with attention to detail

We are London’s Campus University, based on a beautiful 64 acre parkland campus. This short video will give you a taste of life at our wonderful campus and its excellent facilities.

Academic staff have access to the Teachers’ Pension Scheme.  Professional Services/Support staff up to Grade RU6 have access to the Local Government Pension Scheme; and on RU7 and above, have access to the University’s Retirement Savings Group Pension Plan, a defined contribution scheme, provided by Royal London.  Our full range of benefits are available here.

If you have any specific questions on the role, please contact Professor Bryony Hoskins Bryony.Hoskins@roehampton.ac.uk.

The University is committed to promoting diversity and equality of opportunity and aims to create a culture and environment where students and staff are treated fairly.

The closing date for completed applications is noon on 1 July 2024.

It is expected that interviews will be held on 24 July 2024.

To enable us to respond to the market, we may interview before the closing date, so please don’t hesitate to get your application completed.

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