FES | Federación Española de Sociología

Job in Responsive Gov and Localmultidem projects

(closing date: 19th June)

Research Assistant (0.8FTE)

College of Social Science. Department of Politics and International Relations

Salary Grade 6 - £25,759 to £29,837 per annum, **pro rata**

Fixed term contract for 12 months 

Ref: SSC00523 We are advertising an 0.8 FTE (4 days/week) RA job to support Prof Laura Morales with research relating to two projects. Approximately 18 hours/week will be devoted to work in supporting data collection and management for the European Research Council-funded project ResponsiveGov, and the remaining 12 hours/week will be devoted to data cleaning, data management and documentation relating to the now completed FP6 project Localmultidem. The post-holder will be expected to be based at the University of Leicester and come to the office at least 3 days per week. Working remotely from a different location will not be possible.

The appointed RA will be expected to start on 1st September 2014.

  • Essential Qualifications, Knowledge, Experience and Skills include:

- A postgraduate degree in any of the social sciences, with preference given to degrees in Politics or Sociology and with a substantive or methodological focus relevant to any of the two projects. European degrees directly giving access to a PhD programme in their home university system will be regarded as equivalent to an MA/MSc/MRes for the purposes of this job application.

- Prior research experience, ideally in externally funded projects.

- Training in social science research methods and in quantitative techniques at postgraduate level.

- Considerable and demonstrable experience of data management with SPSS or Stata.

- Proven ability of social science data input, management and analysis with SPSS, Stata or R.

All essential requirements are detailed here, please read carefully before applying: http://www.le.ac.uk/jobs/external/SSC00523_Further_Particulars.pdf

Informal enquiries should be made to responsivegov@le.ac.uk

  • Applications

For further information and to apply on-line, please visit: http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/AIU642/research-assistant

Applications should include:

A cover letter specifying how you meet the essential and desirable requirements of the post.

An updated CV.

A single-authored writing sample that demonstrates your quantitative analysis skills (e.g. an MSc dissertation, a PhD dissertation chapter, an article, a conference paper, etc.).

The closing date for this post is midnight on 19th June. We anticipate that interviews will take place on the week commencing 30th June.