Research Associate

Job title Research Associate

Department Psychology

Salary Starting from £32,548, rising to £38,833

Grade Grade 7

Placed on Wednesday 07 March 2018

Closing date Wednesday 21 March 2018

Interview date Tuesday 10 April 2018

Reference DM5686

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Research Assistant - RENEW: Developing Resilient Nations - Towards a Public Heath Early Warning System via Urban Water Profiling

The Department of Psychology is seeking a highly motivated and interdisciplinary social scientist to carry out research in EPSRC Global Challenges Research Fund funded project, "Developing Resilient Nations - Towards a Public Heath Early Warning System via Urban Water Profiling". The successful candidate will work within an interdisciplinary collaboration between University of Bath and Stellenbosch University.  The team of chemists, biologists, engineers and social scientists require a researcher with highly developed skill sets around stakeholder and policy engagement to assist in the scoping the development of early warning systems and effective ways of presenting data in order to support policy decision making .

In this role, you will assist in developing a relevant literature base for the project; assist with the preparation of ethical approval documentation; design and collect qualitative data, conduct associated analyses and prepare manuscripts for publication. Most importantly you will provide links to a range of stakeholders in Stellenbosch in industry, farming and residents in the informal settlements and develop the project links with relevant local and national policy officials. 

You must have established links to a range of stakeholders in Stellenbosch, South Africa and relevant skills in conducting qualitative social science research.  Experience of action research and familiarity with the tenets of participatory design will be particularly welcome. A relevant PhD is required and experience in meeting deadlines in the context of managing a busy workload. 

This post is fixed term until 30 March 2020.  Applications for part time posts will be considered.

For further information please contact Professor Julie Barnett ( or Professor Danae Stanton Fraser (

The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

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