Research Assistant- University of Leicester, Politics and International Relations

Research Assistant (0.5 FTE One year fixed term contract)

University of Leicester – Politics and International Relations

Location: Leicester
Salary: £26,274 to £30,434 per annum, pro rata, Grade 6
Hours: Part Time, 50%
Contract Type: Contract / Temporary
We are seeking to appoint a 50% FTE Research Assistant to support Prof Laura Morales with research relating to two projects.

You will support Prof Morales through the collection and processing of research data, as well as prepare and undertake data analysis and tests using quantitative techniques. You will document research findings, and contribute as a junior partner to the writing and publication of short research briefs, blog posts and research papers.

You will have a postgraduate degree in Sociology or Political Science, have prior research experience, ideally in externally funded projects. You will be trained in social science research methods and in quantitative techniques at postgraduate level and it is essential that you have considerable and demonstrable experience of data management with SPSS or Stata.

You will be dedicated to data cleaning, data management and documentation relating to two completed EU-funded projects: Localmultidem ( and SOM ( The post-holder will be expected to be based at the University of Leicester. Working remotely from a different location will not be possible. The appointed RA will be expected to start on 1st October 2015 or shortly thereafter.

The closing date for applications is midnight on Thursday 10th September 2015.

Interviews are anticipated to take place between 21st and 25th September.

Informal enquiries are welcome and should be emailed to

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