Research Associate (Curious Connections: The Impact of Donating Egg and Sperm on Donors’ Everyday Life and Relationships)

Job Reference : HUM-08734
Location : Oxford Road, Manchester
Closing Date (DD-MM-YYYY) : 20/09/2016
Salary : £30,738 to £32,600 per annum
Employment Type : Fixed Term
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Humanities
Division : Sociology
Hours Per week : Full Time
Contract Duration : 01 January 2017 to 30 June 2019

The School of Social Sciences welcome applicants for the vacancy of Research Associate to work on an ESRC-funded research project, ‘Curious Connections: The Impact of Donating Egg and Sperm on Donors’ Everyday Life and Relationships’. The project is directed by Dr Petra Nordqvist and will be based at the University of Manchester.

Applications are invited from candidates who hold a PhD or equivalent in a social science discipline, are able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of theory and research relating to the sociology of intimacy and personal life, a strong grounding in qualitative research methodologies and extensive experience of qualitative interviewing and analysis of qualitative interview data.  Knowledge and understanding of theory and research relating to reproductive donation, new reproductive technologies, kinship and relatedness, as well as experience of using a CAQDAS package (eg NVivo, ATLAS.ti) for analysing interview data, would be an advantage.

Interviews will be held in the week commencing October 3, 2016. Shortlisted candidates will be asked to provide a sample of their academic writing in advance.

The post is tenable from 1st January 2017 for a period of 30 months.

As an equal opportunities employer, we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons. However, as black and minority ethnic (BME) candidates are currently under-represented at this level in this area, we would particularly welcome applications from BME applicants. All appointments will be made on merit.

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CV's or applications from Recruitment Agencies.

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Dr Petra Nordqvist


Tel:  0161 275 0262

General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:


Tel: 01565 818 234

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

Further particulars


This position is now closed. We are no longer accepting applications for this position.