Research Assistant (Part-time, Fixed term)

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Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 12 months in the first instance.

Applications are invited for a 12-month Research Assistant position on a project focusing on economics, finance, and real estate. Specifically, the Research Assistant will work on generating materials pertaining to the dissemination to professional and lay audiences of academic research in mortgage default, mortgage lending, and their effects on and interactions with discrimination and economic inequality.

Applications from candidates interested in working on this topic, and with backgrounds in relevant social scientific disciplines, strong writing skills, prior experience conducting literature reviews and database research, and familiarity with quantitative or qualitative research methods (or both), are welcome. Experience with mortgages and real estate finance is not necessary; given the role's emphasis on production of dissemination materials, the candidate's English language proficiency, communication skills, and ability to work under tight deadline are more pertinent.

This post will be fully remote.

The Research Assistant will carry out research under the direction of a principal investigator, including data collection, analysis, and interpretation.

Candidates for the post of Research Assistant should be educated to first degree level; sufficient breadth or depth of knowledge in the discipline and of research methods and techniques to work within own area. The role holder will have limited or no previous research experience or the scope of the role will require limited independent judgement and creativity.

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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).

The closing date for this post is 19 February 2024. Interviews for shortlisted applicants will be scheduled shortly after the application close date.

We welcome applications from individuals who wish to be considered for flexible working arrangements.

We particularly welcome applications from women and/or candidates from a BAME 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.

Informal enquiries about the role may be directed to Dr. Philip Kalikman,

Please quote reference JP40399 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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