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Research Associate in Comparative Employment Studies (Decent Work and the City)
Oxford Road, Manchester

Job reference: HUM-016190

Location: Oxford Road, Manchester

Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 19/02/2021

Salary: £32,816 to £34,804 pro rata per annum, depending on relevant experience

Employment type: Fixed Term

Faculty/Organisation: Humanities

Division: Work and Equalities Institute

Hours per week: 0.8 FTE (28 hours per week)

Contract Duration: From 1 May 2021 for 24 months with the possibility of extension

School / Directorate: Alliance Manchester Business School

The Work and Equalities Institute is seeking to employ a Research Associate to join its team on a part-time basis (0.8 FTE) for a total of 24 months (2021 to 2023, start date 1/5/2021) with the possibility of extension. You will conduct research on an international project ‘Decent Work and the City’ led by Dr Mathew Johnson. The project will investigate decent work initiatives in six cities (Manchester, Bremen, Buenos Aires, Montreal, New York City, and Seoul). This is a broad and ambitious project with significant opportunities for the appointed researcher to develop their qualitative and quantitative research skills, to work collaboratively with international partners, to contribute to high quality academic outputs, and to gain experience of impact and engagement activities. 

You will hold a PhD or equivalent (or will possess equivalent research experience and/or publications) in a social science subject area and will have a detailed understanding of key debates around comparative industrial relations, changing forms of labour market regulation, and trade union and grassroots campaigns in urban areas. You will primarily be responsible for data collection in Manchester, but will work alongside the PI to travel to, and collect data from, all city locations over the course of the project. You will also work closely with researchers in partner institutions to secure access to organisations, and support/participate in interviews (both remotely and in person). 

The post is part-time (0.8 FTE) for 24 months (with the possibility of extension), although there will be scope to negotiate flexible work patterns over the course of the project. 

Interviews for this role are scheduled to be held during the week commencing 22 March 2021.

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

Happy to talk flexible working.

Blended working arrangements may be considered.

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: Dr Mathew Johnson

General enquiries:

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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