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Research Associate in Disaster Management
Oxford Road, Manchester

Job reference: HUM-09061

Location: Oxford Road, Manchester

Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 30/11/2016

Salary: £31,076 to £38,183 per annum

Employment type: Fixed Term

Faculty/Organisation: Humanities

School/ Directorate: Management Sciences and Marketing (MSM)

Hours per week: 1 FTE

Contract Duration: 1 January 2017 until 31 December 2018

Join one of the world’s leading business schools

We have an opportunity for a Research Associate to work as part of a team on a project funded within Alliance Manchester Business School in collaboration with the cities of Salford (UK), Viggiano (Italy) and Amadora (Portugal) and UNISDR.

The position involves contributing to the research on a project called “City to city local level peer review on Disaster Risk Reduction”. The project develops a peer review tool for cities to improve DRR. The role is to support the design, development, implementation and evaluation of the impact evaluation methodology. This impact evaluation methodology will assess the impact of the peer review tool on the cities.

This is a 24 month, fixed-term position that ends on 31 December 2018. The position is open to those who have completed, or are about to complete, a PhD or have extensive training in qualitative research methods. You will be joining the Division of Management Science and Marketing and will be involved with the Humanitarian and Conflict Research Institute (HCRI).

The role includes the following responsibilities:

  • Conducting a literature review on city resilience peer review frameworks
  • Designing an impact evaluation methodology to evaluate the impact of the peer review tool on cities.
  • Applying the impact evaluation methodology to evaluate the application of the peer review tool to Viggiano, Salford and Amadora.
  • Producing research publications for high-quality academic journals.

You should have experience of qualitative data collection and analysis as well as report writing. They should have an interest in research in disaster management. Well-developed team working, communication, interpersonal skills and a proven track record of delivery are essential.

As the School is committed to Athena SWAN principles, we welcome applications from women, who are currently under-represented at this grade. 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: Professor Duncan Shaw


General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:


Tel: 01565 818 234

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

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