Three-year Research Associate Job Opportunities (3 posts available) at Cardiff University and WISERD
The Higher Education Funding Council for Wales (HEFCW) has commissioned the Wales Institute of Social & Economic Research, Data & Methods (WISERD) to undertake a three-year programme of research and capacity building in Wales. You will be part of an interdisciplinary research team, collectively working on a range of research activities, which will involve working closely with schools, teachers and children to establish and maintain a series of longitudinal studies across Wales. This will involve data collection and analysis of qualitative and quantitative data.
We are recruiting 3 researchers to the project, one of which must be a Welsh speaker.
The posts will be based within WISERD (at Cardiff University) and will be line managed by Prof Sally Power. You will also work closely with Prof Chris Taylor.
Salary: £30122 to £35938 (Grade 6).
These posts are full time, fixed term until 30 June 2015
Closing Date for applications: Wednesday, 5 September 2012
For more information about the posts please visit:
View details 325BR - Research Associate (2 posts)
View details 335BR - Research Associate (with fluent Welsh language skills) (1 post)
For more information about WISERD please visit www.wiserd.ac.uk
• To undertake and contribute to the organisation of the day to day research and capacity building activities within the overall agreed research programme, undertaking research by preparing, setting up, conducting and recording the outcomes of fieldwork and qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis. This will involve working away from Cardiff for several days at a time in the different regions of Wales.
• To undertake administrative tasks associated with the research project, including the organisation of project meetings and documentation and the implementation of procedures required to ensure accurate and timely reporting
• To write up independent research results and communicate research results within the research group, at meetings, through publications and other recognised avenues as appropriate
• To prepare research ethics and research governance applications as appropriate
• To review and synthesise existing research literature within the field
• To prepare and present reports for steering groups, stakeholders and other policy and practitioner communities in Wales as required
• To participate as a member of a research team, attending and contributing to relevant research meetings and associated activities across WISERD as a whole.
• To provide guidance as required to staff and students assisting with the research
• To provide support to other research colleagues on routine research activities and techniques
• To analyse and interpret the results of own research and generate conclusions
• To update continually knowledge and understanding in the field or specialism and translate knowledge of advances in the subject area into research activity
• You may be asked to perform other duties occasionally which are not included above, but which will be consistent with the role
• To ensure compliance with legal and regulatory requirements in respect of equality and diversity, data protection, copyright and licensing, security, financial and other University policies, procedures and codes as appropriate.
• To take reasonable care for the health and safety of yourself and of other persons who may be affected by your acts or omissions at work in accordance with the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, EC directives and the University’s Safety, Health and Environment Policies and procedures and to cooperate with the University on any legal duties placed on it as the employer.