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Position: Research Assistant
Institution: University of Warwick
Location: Coventry, England, United Kingdom
Duties: Clearing and merging of databases (social data); Data analysis and modelling with statistical software such as SPSS, R and STATA; Spatial data analysis and modelling using GIS spatial software (e.g. ArcGIS, QGIS); Gathering of secondary social and ecological data for Protected Areas; Contributing to academic publications and policy reports; and; Assisting in facilitation of workshops
Requirements: Good honours degree or equivalent; Range of quantitative and/or qualitative research skills; Strong research potential with the ability or potential to publish high quality work in relevant fields
   
Text: You do not need Javascript to be able to use this page. Skip to Main Content University of Warwick Job Search: Research Assistant (104284-921) Navigation Create Job Alerts Manage Job Alerts Reset Password FAQ's Not logged in. Research Assistant (104284-921) Click here to go back to search resultsApply NowVacancy Type/Job categoryResearch OnlyDepartmentSchool for Cross Faculty StudiesSub DepartmentInstitute for Global Sustainable DevelopmentSalary£27,116 - 30,497 per annumLocationUniversity of Warwick CoventryVacancy OverviewFull time 36.5 hours per week, fixed term contract for 12 months. Applications are invited for the position of Research Assistant in the Institute for Global Sustainable Development at the University of Warwick. The position is funded for 12 months full time (1.0 FTE) or 24 months if part time (0.5 FTE). The successful candidate will support the analysis of quantitative social data. The appointee will work on the FIDELIO project (Forecasting Social Impacts of Biodiversity Conservation Policies in Europe), funded by the European Research Council. FIDELIO explores the factors affecting public support for nature protected areas as a policy tool for nature conservation, including the socio-economic impacts, and how support evolves over time. This project is led by Dr Nikoleta Jones. More information about the project can be found at Warwick.ac.uk/fidelio The successful candidate will assist in the following: Clearing and merging of databases (social data); Data analysis and modelling with statistical software such as SPSS, R and STATA; Spatial data analysis and modelling using GIS spatial software (e.g. ArcGIS, QGIS); Gathering of secondary social and ecological data for Protected Areas; Contributing to academic publications and policy reports; and Assisting in facilitation of workshops. The successful candidate will work in the Institute for Global Sustainable Development, an interdisciplinary research institute at the University of Warwick. They will join a vibrant community of scholarship and critical engagement that provides a friendly working environment, which values a diverse set of gender, cultural and disciplinary perspectives. Please apply with a cover letter, CV, supporting statement, and references. For informal enquiries, please contact Dr Nikoleta Jones (Nikoleta.Jones@warwick.ac.uk). Interview date TBCJob DescriptionJOB PURPOSE Undertaking research in order to support the work of the department and develop and enhance its reputation, both internally and externally. Assisting the Project Leader and, where appropriate, project collaborators in the successful execution of the project. DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES Research and scholarship Undertake basic research, for example by preparing, setting up, conducting and recording the outcome of experiments and field work, developing questionnaires and conducting surveys. Conduct literature and database searches. Continue to update knowledge and develop skills. Write up results of own research. Contribute to the production of research reports and publications. Administration and Other Activities Participate in department life and may be required to attend departmental meetings. Ensure compliance with health and safety in all aspects of work. Work within budget constraints. Person SpecificationThe Person Specification focuses on the knowledge, skills, experience and qualifications required to undertake the role effectively. This is measured by (a) Application Form, (b) Test/Exercise, (c) Interview, (d) Presentation. Essential Criteria 1Good honours degree or equivalent. (a)Essential Criteria 2Sufficient breadth or depth of specialist knowledge in the discipline and of research methods and techniques to work within own area. (a)Essential Criteria 3Strong research potential with the ability or potential to publish high quality work in relevant fields. (a)Essential Criteria 4Range of quantitative and/or qualitative research skills. (a)Essential Criteria 5Understanding of equal opportunity issues as they may impact on areas of research content. (a)Further ParticularsFor further information about the University of Warwick, please read our University Further Particulars. For further information about the department, please visit the departmental website. http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/schoolforcross-facultystudies/ The advertised role will sit in the Institute for Global Sustainable Development, a research institute that is hosted in the School for Cross-Faculty Studies. For further information about the Institute and our research portfolio, please visit the website. For informal enquiries about this post please contact Dr Nikoleta Jones Nikoleta.Jones@warwick.ac.uk We are supportive of staff with caring responsibilities including a generous maternity/paternity/adoption/parental leave policy, and onsite childcare facilities. We will consider applications for employment on a part-time or other flexible working basis, even where a position is advertised as full-time, unless there are operational or other objective reasons why it is not possible to do so. IGSD acknowledges that various structural inequalities exist within the Higher Education sector and actively works toward their elimination. We commit to providing a fair, accessible and equitable experience for all. We particularly welcome applications from individuals who share our commitment to building an equitable scholarly environment. Recruitment of Ex-Offenders PolicyAs an organisation using the (DBS) Disclosure and Barring Service to assess applicants suitability for positions of trust, the University of Warwick complies with the DBS Code of Practice and undertakes not to discriminate unfairly against any subject of a Disclosure on the basis of a conviction or other information revealed. More information is available on the Universitys Vacancy pages and applicants may request a copy of the DBS Code of Practice. Other InformationRight to work in the UK If you do not yet have the right to work in the UK and/or are seeking sponsorship for a Skilled Worker visa in the UK points-based immigration system please click on this link which contains further information about obtaining right to work in the UK and details about eligibility for sponsorship for a Skilled Worker Visa. The University of Warwick provides an inclusive working and learning environment, recognising and respecting every individuals differences. We welcome applications from individuals who identify with any of the protected characteristics defined by the Equality Act 2010.Closing Date30 Sep 2021Apply NowEmail this job to a friend Sign in | © MMXIII | Terms | Privacy | Cookies | Accessibility
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