We are looking to recruit a research assistant to provide support on a project investigating counter-extremism in UK Higher Education. In this role you will be expected to collect and analyse data relating to the Prevent Duty in UK Universities, submit Freedom of Information Requests, assist in the writing up of research publications and help with the organisation of interviews, focus groups and dissemination events.
Main activities and responsibilities
Research enterprise and scholarship
Managing people and resources
Liaison and networking
Additional Key Requirements:
Communicate complex information orally, in writing and electronically
Actively participate as a member of a research team.
Attend and contribute to relevant meetings.
Work with colleagues on joint projects, as required.
Initiative, problem solving and decision making
Analyse and interpret the results of research and generate original ideas based on outcomes.
Use creativity to analyse and interpret research data and draw conclusions on the outcomes.
Use creativity to identify areas for research, develop new research methods and extend the research portfolio.
Contribute to collaborative decision making with colleagues in areas of research.
Be aware of the risks in the work environment and their potential impact on their own work and that of others.
Depending on area of work (e.g. laboratories, workshops, studios) undertake risk assessments, take responsibility for reducing hazards in the work area and have regard for the health and safety of others.
- First degree in relevant subject area
- Postgraduate degree in relevant subject area is preferred.
- Possess sufficient knowledge in a relevant discipline and of research methods and techniques to work within project.
- Evidence of research activity and published research is desirable.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Able to communicate material of a specialist or highly technical nature.
- Able to manage research and administrative activities and to balance competing pressures of research and administrative demands and deadlines.
- Good interpersonal skills with the ability to liaise with colleagues.
- Able to build contacts and participate in internal and external networks for the exchange of information and collaboration.
- Evidence of engagement in continuous professional development.
- Understand equal opportunity issues and how they may impact on areas of research
- Understanding of Health and Safety requirements and experience of carrying out risk assessments.
Able to undertake duties at different premises including any University campus as required.
Expected to work outside of normal office hours as required.
This position is 18.5 hours per week 0.5 FTE.