Research Assistant/ Associate in Wealth Economy (Fixed Term)

  • Job title Research Assistant/ Associate in Wealth Economy (Fixed Term)
  • Term full-time
  • Date published 3 Feb 2020
  • Closing date 21 Feb 2020
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Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 24 months in the first instance.

Applications are invited for a Research Assistant/Research Associate position on the project "The Wealth Economy." This project, funded by LetterOne for 2020-21, concerns the conceptualisation and measurement of 'missing capitals', and these two posts are intended to focus on human capital, social capital and their interactions. Applications from candidates with backgrounds in social sciences, or other equivalent disciplines, and relevant experience in quantitative research methods, are welcome.

These posts will be located in the Bennett Institute for Public Policy, a major, University-wide initiative housed in the Department of Politics and International Studies and supported by the School of the Humanities and Social Sciences. It is led by its inaugural Director Professor Michael Kenny and Professor Diane Coyle, the Bennett Chair of Public Policy.

The Research Assistant/Associate will work on the development of policy-relevant measures, overseen by Professor Diane Coyle and working alongside other Bennett Institute staff. More information about the project can be accessed here 

Candidates for the post of Research Associate should normally have a PhD (submitted or nearly submitted at the time of application) in a relevant field and with experience of the methods required for this project. They should provide evidence of potential for research and publication at the highest level, and a good understanding of the policy process.

Candidates for the post of Research Assistant should have a Master's degree, including quantitative skills, and provide evidence of interest in policy engagement. Further information about the Institute, Department and Faculty can be found at The Bennett InstituteThe Department of Politcs and International Studies (POLIS) and The Faculty of Human Social and Political Sciences (HSPS) 

Applications should be made online. Please ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV), a covering letter in the Upload section of the online application, and a recent writing sample (maximum 10,000 words). Please include a proposal for independent research on the areas of human and/or social capital if applying for the Research Associate post. Please include an example of your writing on a relevant subject if applying for the Research Assistant post.

The closing date for this post is 21 February 2020.

All applications will be considered by all relevant members of the department.

Interviews for shortlisted applicants will be scheduled shortly after the application close date.

We particularly welcome applications from women and/or candidates from a BME background for this vacancy as they are currently under-represented at this level in our department.

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact Mrs Sarah Rosella on 01223 767233 or

Please quote reference UE22171 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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