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Research Assistant

Research Investment Fund

Location:  Ormskirk
Salary:  £24,461 to £26,715 per annum pro rata
Fixed Term for 23.5 weeks
Post Type:  Part Time
Hours Per Week:  20
Closing Date:  Saturday 31 October 2020
Reference:  EHA1943-1020

Make a difference, every day, to the lives of our students.

About You

You will have a sound understanding of qualitative and quantitative research methods in social sciences as well as practical experience of undertaking research with human participants. You will possess excellent communication skills, have a real eye for detail and your positive can do, will do’ attitude will quickly establish you as an invaluable member of our team. You will be demonstrate a sound understanding of systematic literature reviews and experience in the production of databases including SPSS.

About the Role

This is an exciting opportunity to join an interdisciplinary team embarking on an innovative project looking at cyberbullying and cyberstalking in the academic context during COVID-19 at Edge Hill University. You will be part of a project team that includes international academics and experts in qualitative and quantitative methods. You will be joining a Faculty that performed strongly in the national Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014, with ‘internationally excellent’ or ‘world-leading’ research being recognised and one that continues to invest in academic staff to increase its research profile further.

Rewards/Benefits

You will benefit from 23 days annual leave plus 13 bank holiday and University closure days per annum, pro rata. We aim to provide our staff with a positive work life balance and have a range of schemes in place to support this. Your continued professional development is as important to us as it is to you and we demonstrate this through our investment in your CPD activity. 

 You will be automatically enrolled into the Local Government Pension Scheme and have access to our staff benefits platform, which provides you with discounts across the high street to help you save money on your everyday spending such as supermarket shopping, cinema tickets, dining out and more. We also offer discounted membership to our state-of-the-art sport and leisure facilities.

About Us

Edge Hill University is “A great success story… an institution that improves and impresses year after year” – Times Higher Education. 

The University has been ranked Best University Workplace (Times Higher Education 2015), judged Best UK Employer (European Business Awards 2016) and highly commended in Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards 2017 for Workplace of the Year.

The Times Higher ‘University of the Year’ award celebrated our distinct role in “transforming lives” – reflecting a distinctive philosophy of creating opportunity from excellence.

Based on an award-winning campus in West Lancashire, Edge Hill University offers a stimulating and empowering environment for ambitious and high performing professionals.

For informal enquiries about this vacancy you may wish to contact: Anna Bussu, anna.bussu@edgehill.ac.uk 

At Edge Hill University we value the benefits a rich and diverse workforce brings to our community and therefore welcome applications from all sections of society.

Further details:    Job Description & Person Specification    
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