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Research Associate (social research methods)
Oxford Road, Manchester

Job reference: SAE-017710

Location: Oxford Road, Manchester

Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 17/11/2021

Salary: £33,309 to £40,927 per annum (depending on experience)

Employment type: Fixed Term

Faculty/Organisation: Science and Engineering

Division: Computer Science

Hours Per Week: full time

Contract Duration: 15 months

School / Directorate: School of Engineering

A position is available for a Research Associate who is trained and experienced in social research methods. The position is funded by Manchester’s participation in the UK Software Sustainability Institute (SSI) (, the post holder will be part of the eScience Lab team ( at the Department of Computer Science. Please note – this is not a software engineering post.

The post holder will design and conduct research studies of relevance to the work of the SSI; there will be an initial focus on evaluating the major initiatives run by the Institute and understanding how to improve diversity within the research software community.

If you’re trained or experienced in social research, a good communicator and keen to promote open and reproducible research then the position offers a rewarding role in an empowering environment.

Please see the particulars of appointment for further details about the role and the requirements for applicants.

The University of Manchester values a diverse workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

The position is on the grade 6 salary range and tenable for 15 months (ending no later than 31st May 2023).

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: Shoaib Sufi


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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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