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Research Associate (MOBILISE - Determinants of ‘Mobilisation’ at Home and Abroad: Analysing the Micro- Foundations of Out-Migration & Mass Protest)
Oxford Road, Manchester

Job reference: HUM-13411

Location: Oxford Road, Manchester

Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 18/03/2019

Salary: Starting at £32,236 per annum

Employment type: Fixed Term

Faculty/Organisation: Humanities

Division: Politics

Hours per week: 24.5 hours per week (0.7 FTE)

Contract Duration: 1st May for 30 months

School / Directorate: School of Social Sciences

We are recruiting a Research Associate to work on the ORA (ESRC) funded project, ‘MOBILISE - Determinants of ‘Mobilisation’ at Home and Abroad: Analysing the Micro- Foundations of Out-Migration & Mass Protest.

MOBILISE is an exciting large grant project that spans three continents, seven countries, and covers important questions around mobilization to protest and to migrate. The MOBILISE team is made up of 12 senior, mid-career and earlier career academics from the UK, Germany, France and the Netherlands, and is joined by an Advisory Board of 25 internationally leading scholars on protest and migration. The UK PI is Dr. Olga Onuch who is also whole project manager.

MOBILISE asks: When there is discontent, why do some people protest while others cross borders?

Connecting theoretical expectations from the migration and protest literatures, we examine:

a) whether similar factors drive the choice to migrate and/or protest at the individual level;

b) how context affects this mobilisation;

c) whether these choices are independent of each other or mutually reinforcing/ undermining.

It is directed by

1.         Olga Onuch (University of Manchester) is PI in the UK, who is joined by

•           Co-I David Doyle (Oxford)

•           One Research Associate (UoM)

2.         Gwendolyn Sasse (ZOIS/Oxford) is PI in Germany, and is joined by

•           One PhD Student (ZOIS)

•           One Post-Doctoral Fellow (ZOIS)

3.         Sorana Toma (ENSAE) is PI in France, and is joined by

•           Co-I  Petev Ivaylo (ENSAE)

•           One Post-Doctoral Fellow (ZOIS)

4.         Jacquelien Van Stekelenburg (VU) is PI in the Netherlands, and is joined by

•           Co-I Evelyn Ersanilli (UVA)

•           One PhD Student (VU)

The advertised RA post will be located in Politics at the University of Manchester.

This project is funded through the Open Research Area (ORA) Scheme with direct support of the ESRC in the UK, the DFG in Germany, the ANR in France and the NWO in the Netherlands.

Candidates must supply:

  1. A Cover letter detailing how he/she fits the role
  2. A full academic CV
  3. Two Academic References


As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status.  All appointments are made on merit.

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies

Enquiries about vacancy shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Dr Olga Onuch


Technical support:


Tel:      0161 850 2004

General enquiries:


Tel:      0161 275 4499

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

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