Institution: SOCSI - Cardiff School of Social Sciences
Closing date: Monday, 5th September 2016
The Higher Education Funding Council for Wales (HEFCW) commissioned the Wales Institute of Social and Economic Research, Data and Methods (WISERD) to undertake a programme of research and capacity building in Wales. The programme commenced in 2013. You will be part of an interdisciplinary research team, collectively working on a range of research activities, which will involve working closely with schools, teachers and children to maintain a series of longitudinal studies across Wales. This will involve data collection and analysis of qualitative and quantitative data.
The post will be based within WISERD (at Cardiff University) and will be line managed by Prof Sally Power. You will also work closely with Prof Chris Taylor and alongside two other researchers.
£25,769 - £29,847 per annum (Grade 5)
£31,656 - £37,768 per annum (Grade 6)
This post is full time, fixed term until 31st July 2017.
Please be aware that Cardiff University reserves the right to close this vacancy early should sufficient applications be received
Cardiff University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity. Our inclusive environment welcomes applications from talented people from diverse backgrounds.
Job Description: To conduct research within the area of education and contribute to the overall research performance of the WISERD Education Project, WISERD, School and University, carrying out research leading to the publishing of work in high-quality journals. To pursue excellence in research and to inspire others to do the same.
At Grade 5:
Additionally at Grade 6:
Person Specification ESSENTIAL CRITERIA
At Grade 5:
Qualifications and Education
1. Postgraduate degree at PhD level in asocial science discipline or relevant equivalent research experience
Knowledge, Skills and Experience
2. Experience in one or more of the following research methods:
Data elicitation with young children
Managing Large Datasets
Locality Based Studies
3. Knowledge of the current status of research within the field of UK social and education research and expertise in the research of education, education policy and practices in Wales
4. Proven ability to be successful in competitive research funding
5. Previous experience in conducting and organising research projects as part of a multi disciplinary team with proven ability to demonstrate creativity, innovation and team-working along with an ability to prioritise and meet deadlines within the framework of an agreed programme.
6. Proven experience of obtaining, liaising and maintaining access with schools in conducting research and working with or undertaking research with children or young people
Communication and Team Working
7. Fluent Welsh Language Skills
Additionally at Grade 6:
8. Ability to supervise the work of others to focus team efforts and motivate individuals
9. Proven ability to publish in national journals in the social sciences and education research
10. Proven ability in effective and persuasive communication (written and oral) with a well developed ability to liaise with external collaborators and research partners, often a variety of levels.
DESIRABLE CRITERIA (Both grades)
Proven ability to conduct quantitative and qualitative research studies
Experience of giving presentations at conferences and meetings
Experience of undertaking interviews and / or focus groups with a variety of research participants, including children
Expertise in managing large-scale datasets (quantitative and qualitative)
Experience of engaging policy makers, practitioners and key stakeholders in research and research findings
Evidence of ability to participate in and develop both internal and external networks and utilise them to enhance the research activities of the School.
A valid driving licence and willingness and ability to work away from Cardiff for significant periods when required.
To find out more about this position please click here and search for the reference 5009BR.
As part of the WISERD Centre for Welsh Politics and Society Seminar Series, Dr Taulant Guma from the Department of Geography and Earth Sciences at Aberystwyth University presents emerging findings from the WISERD/Civil Society project on ‘Migrants, Minorities and Engagement in Local Civil Society’.