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Research Assistant/Associate

Requisition ID:  25176

Newcastle, GB

Contract Type:  Fixed Term
Working Pattern:  Full Time
Posted Date:  08-Mar-2023



Research Assistant: £30,619 to £32,411 per annum

Research Associate: £33,348 to £35,308 per annum


Newcastle University is a great place to work, with excellent benefits. We have a generous holiday package; plus the opportunity to buy more, great pension schemes and a number of health and wellbeing initiatives to support you.


Closing Date: 23 March 2023



The Role


We are seeking to appoint a Research Assistant/Associate to undertake research and project management administration for a ‘follow’ on from an ESRC Funded project – “Working@Home”. The role involves

  • Analysis of survey data from three time points using SPSS or Stata
  • Support for the preparation of short, ‘impact’ reports and academic papers
  • Project Management


Further information on the “Working@Home” project can be found here


You will be working closely with Professor Abigail Marks who is the Principal Investigator on the “Working@Home” project.


For more information about Newcastle University Business School, please visit our website


Informal enquiries about this position can be made to Professor Abigail Marks  


Key Accountabilities

  • Analysing and preparing data from the “Working@Home” project for the purpose of dissemination and publication
  • Communicate with colleagues on the “Working@Home” project
  • Support the development of academic papers from the “Working@Home” project
  • Will contribute to the academic life of NUBS
  • Will need to work with the support staff and, on occasions, with undergraduate and postgraduate students
  • Some communication with users of research


The Person (Essential)


Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Understanding of the academic literature on COVID, homeworking and hybrid working
  • Experience of research methods including those in humanities and creative arts practice
  • Training in social science research methods and techniques, particularly statistical analysis using either SPSS or Stata
  • Some knowledge of qualitative data analysis using NVivo
  • Ability to prepare written and oral presentations
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with multidisciplinary audiences
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Excellent IT, web and software (e.g. Powerpoint) skills


Attributes and Behaviour

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to liaise and ‘connect’ with colleagues across different institutions
  • Ability to work independently, accurately and with initiative to set priorities
  • Ability to work as part of a team and liaise effectively with relevant partners



  • For Research Assistant – You will be working towards a PhD degree in the humanities, arts or social sciences with a clear understanding of sociological theories
  • For Research Associate - You will hold a PhD degree in the humanities, arts or social sciences with a clear understanding of sociological theories



Newcastle is an inclusive global University community where everyone is treated with dignity and respect.  As a University of Sanctuary, we aim to provide a welcoming place of safety for all, offering opportunities to people fleeing violence and persecution.


We are committed to being a fully inclusive Global University which actively recruits, supports and retains colleagues 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.


The University holds a silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality. The University is also a member of the Euraxess initiative supporting researchers in Europe.


Requisition ID: 25176