Research Assistant, ESRC Secondary Data Analysis

Job Reference : HUM-05871
Location : Oxford Road, Manchester
Closing Date (DD-MM-YYYY) : 03/02/2015
Salary : £27,864 per annum
Employment Type : Fixed Term
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Humanities
Division : SEED Research Centres
Hours Per week : Full Time
Contract Duration : from 01/03/2015 until 31/05/2016

We seek to appoint a Research Assistant to join The Centre for Urban Policy Studies (CUPS) to join our busy team. You will work directly with the Principal Investigator Richard Kingston to support the delivery of high quality research on the funding received from ESRC, "Transportation and the socio-spatial equity dimensions of travel to work flows”, part of their Secondary Data Analysis programme.

The main focus of your role will be the sourcing and analysing of appropriate flow data from the 2001 and 2011 Census of Population. You will be responsible for collating and analysing local administrative data from secondary sources and overlaying these data in GIS with the results of the commuting analysis. You will work closely with our web-programmer to ensure datasets are open and interoperable with the online toolkit that is a major output of the project.

You will also undertake a range of other research activities including literature reviews, qualitative interviewing with professionals and practitioners, and any other methods appropriate to the project.  You will have an administrative role in ensuring that the project is correctly recorded and documented in accordance with RCUK standards. You will also liaise and communicate with the project partners throughout the project. Dissemination is key to the project and you will undertake such activities amongst academic communities, and the general public using a variety of media as befits the project. On a day to day basis you will also provide project management functions in supporting the PI meet the objectives of the research.

You will have excellent quantitative analysis skills, particularly in the analysis and interpretation of spatial data and using GIS.

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

Please note that if you do not have permission to work in the UK, the University of Manchester will not be able to obtain a Certificate of Sponsorship for you to take up this position. All non EU/EEA candidates must have valid immigration status and/or a UK visa valid for the duration of the contract in order to be considered for this appointment.

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Richard Kingston


General  enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:


Tel: 01565 818 234

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

Further particulars


This position is now closed. We are no longer accepting applications for this position.