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Research Assistant/Associate

Requisition ID:  3432
Location: 

Newcastle, GB

Contract Type:  Fixed Term
Posted Date: 

 

We are a world class research-intensive university. We deliver teaching and learning of the highest quality. We play a leading role in economic, social and cultural development of the North East of England. Attracting and retaining high-calibre people is fundamental to our continued success.

 

Salary: £28,331.00 - £44,045.00 

Closing Date: 28 February 2020

 

The Role

 

This Full Time position is fixed-term for 6 months.

 

You will be based at Newcastle University Business School and will be involved in accounting research projects. The post will involve working under the supervision of Dr Josie McLaren, and will potentially include:

 

  • Conducting and writing a literature review, in an organised manner without supervision.
  • Assisting with the preparation and submission of funding applications.
  • Preparing case study questionnaires and the analysis of responses.
  • Assisting with the presentation and writing of findings in appropriate formats.
  • Undertaking other research tasks as and when required, by liaising with key stakeholders.

 

The work to be undertaken requires very good knowledge of financial reporting and management accounting, together with excellent writing and communication skills. The successful candidate should ideally have a PhD in accounting, or have prior research experience on related-funded projects and a master’s degree with a dissertation component.

 

Candidates should upload a writing sample as part of their application.

 

For more information about Newcastle University Business School, please visit our website https://www.ncl.ac.uk/business-school/

 

Informal enquiries about this position can be made to Dr Josie McLaren (josie.mclaren@newcastle.ac.uk).

 

As part of our commitment to career development for research staff, the University has developed 3 levels of research role profiles.  These profiles set out firstly the generic competences and responsibilities expected of role holders at each level and secondly the general qualifications and experiences needed for entry at a particular level. 

 

Please be advised that due to the minimum salary thresholds imposed by the UKVI, this post may not qualify for University sponsorship under Tier 2 of the points based system.

 

The University holds a silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality.  The University also holds the HR Excellence in Research award for our work to support the career development of our researchers, and is a member of the Euraxess initiative supporting researchers in Europe.

 

Key Accountabilities

 

  • Conducting and writing a literature review, in an organised manner without supervision.
  • Assisting with the preparation and submission of funding applications.
  • Preparing case study questionnaires and the analysis of responses.
  • Assisting with the presentation and writing of findings in appropriate formats.
  • Undertaking other research tasks as and when required, by liaising with key stakeholders.
      

The Person (Essential)

 

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Demonstrable knowledge of the academic literature in accounting a at level appropriate for the project at hand.
  • Ability to assess and evaluate concepts/theories and develop original solutions
  • Good working knowledge of qualitative research techniques
  • High level analytical and problem solving capability
  • Ability to communicate complex information with clarity
  • Ability to work independently and also as part of a team
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines

 

Qualifications

  • Completed PhD in Accounting (essential for appointment at Associate level), or have prior research experience and a master’s degree in the relevant area (Accounting or closely related) with a dissertation component.
  • MSc and BSc in the field Accounting (or closely related)

 

 

 

 

Newcastle University is committed to being a fully inclusive Global University which actively recruits, supports and retains staff from all sectors of society.  We value diversity as well as celebrate, support and thrive on the contributions of all our employees and the communities they represent.  We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from everybody, regardless of race, sex, ethnicity, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital status/civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, as well as being open to flexible working practices.

 

Requisition ID: 3432