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Research Associate (UK Data Service)
Oxford Road, Manchester

Job reference: HUM-15174

Location: Oxford Road, Manchester

Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 03/02/2020

Salary: £32,816 to £40,322 per annum, depending on relevant experience

Employment type: Fixed Term

Faculty/Organisation: Humanities

School/ Directorate: Cathie Marsh Institute for Social Research

Hours per week: Full Time

Contract Duration: Starting as soon as possible until 31 March 2021

We wish to appoint a Research Associate to join the UK Data Service User Support and Training team at the Cathie Marsh Institute. The post will be on a full time basis until March 31st 2021.

You will be a member of the User Support and Training team of the UK Data Service, based at the Cathie Marsh Institute (CMI) and specialising in census microdata and government survey microdata. 

The CMI team leads on the promotion and more effective use of microdata (census microdata and government survey data) in research, learning and teaching across a range of disciplines. The team provides user support via a helpdesk, user conferences, training courses, multi-media online training materials and the creation of teaching datasets, among other things.  

The UK Data Service is a resource funded by the ESRC to support researchers, policymakers and Higher Education teachers. It provides access to an extensive range of high quality economic and social data. From the website, users can search the collection and download data and related documentation for analysis. They can also find a wealth of supporting materials including guides, video tutorials, teaching resources, helpdesk support and training events which are available to users in all sectors (academic, government, charities, think tanks and businesses), and all are free of charge for non-profit research and education. The UK Data Service is delivered by staff with special expertise in research data based at universities across the UK. As well as the Cathie Marsh Institute, this includes the University of Essex, JISC , Edina, University of Southampton and University College London. 

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 the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:
Name: Vanessa Higgins

General enquiries:
Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:
Tel: 0161 850 2004

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

Please see the link below for the Further Particulars document which contains the person specification criteria.


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