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Research Associate (Data Skills Modules)
Oxford Road, Manchester

Job reference: HUM-016242

Location: Oxford Road, Manchester

Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 16/02/2021

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

Employment type: Fixed Term

Faculty/Organisation: Humanities

Division: Cathie Marsh Institute for Social Research

Hours per week: Full time

Contract Duration: From 1 April 2021 until 30 September 2022

School / Directorate: School of Social Sciences

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 September 30th 2022.

The Post

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 government survey microdata and census microdata. The CMI team leads on the promotion and more effective use of microdata (government survey data and census microdata) in research, learning and teaching across a range of disciplines.

This is an exciting opportunity for a quantitative researcher to use/develop their skills in planning and helping to create online training/teaching materials. You will explore the feasibility of an online Data Skills Pathway for quantitative research in the social sciences and project manage the delivery of three new online learning modules. 

Data Skills Pathway

The vision of the Data Skills Pathway is to create a set of open access, online self-learning materials covering essential quantitative data skills, from pre-analysis and basic data skills through to intermediate and advanced data skills and available via the UK Data Service website. The aim of this project is to explore the feasibility of creating the Data Skills Pathway.

Data Skill Modules

The UK Data Service currently has three interactive online data skills modules  involving a combination of text, videos, quizzes and exercises, with a module on the topic of crime data in development and soon to be launched.  With the assistance of topic area specialists, you will manage the delivery of three new interactive online data skills modules in three topic areas to be decided (such as a quantitative methods topic or a computational social science topic).

Please see the job description below for more details. 

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.

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: Sarah King-Hele


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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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