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Research Associate

Economics and Related Studies
Based at
University of York - Heslington Campus
Hours of work
Contract status
Fixed term
31,604 - 38,832
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Role Description

The Department of Economics and Related Studies is looking to appoint a research associate on a major Economic and Social Research Council funded study into lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) employee networks within the NHS. You will join an interdisciplinary research team led by Dr Anna Einarsdóttir (The York Management School), in collaboration with Professor Karen Mumford (Department of Economics and Related Studies) and Professor Yvonne Birks (Social Policy Research Unit) on a project designed to establish understanding of LGBT employee networks and how networks may be mobilised as drivers for inclusive work environments. Building on integrated methodology and extensive public engagement strategy, the project involves partnership with NHS Employers; Stonewall; Employers Network for Equality and Inclusion; and a theatre production team, to deliver state of the art research aimed to improve labour market outcomes, working conditions and experiences of LGBT employees in and outside of the NHS. The role will be line managed by Dr Anna Einarsdóttir and supervised by Professor Karen Mumford.

We are looking for a highly driven individual with a proven research track record to work on the quantitative part of the study including contributing to the design and building of online surveys. As a research team we embrace ‘feminist infused’ action research principles and are committed to sustained transparency of our research practices. You will conduct research, be expected to help prepare ethics approvals; engage in all aspect of the project surveying including contributing to survey schedules and design; compile, code, analyse and manage data; carry out research activities; take part in dissemination activities and prepare data for archiving. We also expect you to make substantial contribution to scholarly publications and to raise the public profile of the project through effective use of social media to maximise impact and sustainability of research outcomes. 

We are looking to appoint an individual with at least a first degree, and preferably a PhD, in Economics or Social Sciences. An individual who has knowledge in gender, sexualities or queer subject fields to engage in high quality research, someone who also has knowledge of a range of research techniques and methodologies including Quantitative Research Methodology. Further essential criteria for this post include highly developed communication skills to engage effectively with a wide-ranging audience, both orally and in writing, and the ability to use a range of media; ability to write up research work for publication in high profile journals and engage in public dissemination; competency to conduct individual and collaborative research projects, making presentations at conferences or to exhibit work in other appropriate events; and competency in using social media outlets.

Informal enquiries should be made to Informal enquiries about the post may be made to Dr Anna Einarsdottir by email at or Professor Karen Mumford by email at or to HR Recruitment,

Salary will be within the range: £31,604 - £38,832 a year and the post is available full time on a fixed term contract or 24 months. 

It is anticipated that this post will start on 1 April 2018.

It is anticipated that the Interviews will take place on 17 January 2018.

Closing date: 21 December 2017

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