Research Assistant/Associate in Education
University of Cambridge Faculty of Education
United Kingdom

The Faculty of Education at the University of Cambridge wishes to appoint a Research Associate with experience in higher education research to work on research projects exploring and evaluating initiatives to support student access and success in higher education. This will include a research project to evaluate the provision of financial support to students in the University of Cambridge.

The postholder will be responsible for supporting a range of research projects, using both quantitative and qualitative methodologies. The postholder will also support the preparation of presentations, drafting of academic and policy papers, and the management of the research projects. They will be expected to work collaboratively with other researchers working on similar projects in the Faculty of Education and across the wider University.

In relation to the evaluation of financial support provision in the University of Cambridge, the postholder will engage regularly with students and will work collaboratively with colleagues in the Cambridge Admissions Office, Colleges, and other University departments.

Applicants must hold a PhD (or be close to completion) in Education, Economics, or other relevant discipline. Applicants must have experience of qualitative research, including preparing research instruments, collecting data through qualitative means (e.g. interviewing), as well as quantitative research, including the preparation and statistical analysis of data.

Appointment as Research Associate is dependent on having a PhD, including those who have submitted but not yet received their PhD (in which case appointment will initially be made at Research Assistant and amended to Research Associate when the PhD is awarded).

For full details of the criteria for appointment and duties of the post, please see the Further Particulars for the post.

We anticipate this post to start as soon as possible.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 15 months in the first instance.

We welcome applications from individuals who wish to be considered for part-time working.

Applications are particularly welcomed from candidates from a BME background, who are currently under-represented in the Faculty.

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

Please ensure that you upload a detailed curriculum vitae and a letter of application indicating how you would contribute to the responsibilities of the post.

Informal enquiries can be addressed to Dr Sonia Ilie (

We hope to hold interviews during the week commencing 08 March 2021.

Please quote reference JR25498 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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