Institution: Cardiff University
Job Reference Number: 5541BR
Start date: 1st March 2017
Duration: 1 year (Maternity Cover)
Closing date: Saturday, 21 January 2017
Salary: £32,004 - £38,183 per annum (Grade 6)
To apply please visit Cardiff Job Opportunities.
Cardiff University School of Social Sciences is looking to recruit a Research Officer to work within the Administrative Data Research Centre Wales (ADRC Wales) located in The Wales Institute of Social and Economic Research, Data and Methods (WISERD). The successful candidate will guide researchers in their applications to use ADRC-W data and will collaborate closely with colleagues from across the UK Administrative Data Network (ADRN) and staff from government departments, National Statistical Authorities and other data suppliers to support the development of the ADRN network.
This is a full time post of 35 hours a week covering a period of maternity leave from 1st March 2017 to the 28th February 2018.
Main Function of Post
The post holder will be working on a range of activities that contribute to the running of a high quality user support service that ensures that the analytical opportunities provided by ADRC WALES are accessible to the widest possible community of researchers from across social science disciplines.
Utilising both distributed as well as secure settings, you will work extensively with large complex data sets to develop and enhance sources on behalf of the research community, assess and plan support for researchers and to contribute to the research activity of ADRC Wales
You will also collaborate closely with colleagues from across the UK ADRN and staff from government departments, National Statistical Authorities and other data suppliers to support the development of the ADRN network.
The Person Specification is split into 2 sections: essential and desirable. Please demonstrate clearly how you meet all of the essential criteria. Where possible you should give examples of how, when and where you have used your experience, knowledge, specific skills and abilities to match those required for this particular job role.
Please ensure that you communicate this fully by creating a supporting statement document, listing all of the criteria and commenting against each one as to how you meet them. This will need to be completed before you begin making your application on line as you will be required to upload it. When uploading the supporting statement the document title needs to read “supporting statement [and should also detail the post reference number ending in BR]” (relevant to the job you are applying for).
The desirable section contains a list of skills, qualifications and experience that it would be beneficial for the jobholder to have.
All short-listing decisions will be based initially on essential criteria, with desirable being used to further select or deselect candidates as appropriate. We interview those candidates who are the closest match to the identified criteria.
ADRC WALES is one of four national Administrative Data Research Centres (ADRCs) that have been established in the UK by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).
The Administrative Data Research Network is a new infrastructure to facilitate linkage and analysis of routinely collected administrative data for research purposes.
The Administrative Data Network (ADRN), which will form the core of the ESRC Big Data family, came into being in October 2013 and will run for an initial period of five years. The ADRN is a partnership between Government departments, research funders, national statistical authorities and the research community. The primary aim of the ADRN will be to reach across the UK to facilitate research through the provision of access to linked, de-identified administrative data collected by governmental departments for research use.
WISERD is a collaborative venture between the Universities of Aberystwyth, Bangor, Cardiff, Swansea and South Wales. Its aims are: to build upon and develop existing expertise in quantitative and qualitative research methods and methodologies; to develop and integrate a coherent set of research data relating to Wales; to build networks of researchers and research capacity across Wales in the economic and social sciences, as well as contributing to UK wide research capacity building; to explore the relationships between research data, research methods and the development and understanding of policy; to develop a sustainable increase in the quantitative research base across the social sciences in Wales through academic appointments and training; to increase collaborative interdisciplinary research grant applications and interaction with policy makers and the private sector through consultancy.
WISERD is based within Cardiff University School of Social Sciences. The School is an inter-disciplinary centre of teaching and research and has strong links with industry and medicine. The School seeks to lead on public and policy debates at international, national, and local levels and is renowned for its innovative scholarship across the social sciences and beyond.
Further details of WISERD’s activities can be found by visiting: http://www.wiserd.ac.uk
Further details of the School's activities may be found on our home page: http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/socsi
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