Research Associate (Fixed Term)

Job title Research Associate (Fixed Term)

Department Social & Policy Sciences

Salary Starting from £33,199, rising to £39,609

Grade Grade 7

Placed on Monday 21 January 2019

Closing date Friday 15 March 2019

Interview date To be confirmed

Reference SJ6464


The Department of Social & Policy Sciences at the University of Bath wishes to appoint a Research Associate to take the lead on analyses of Finnish linked employee-employer panel data (FLEED) and the Finnish part of a comparative field experiment, under the European Research Council-funded project, NEWFAMSTRAT. The aim of NEWFAMSTRAT is to provide new insights into stratification between and among women and men at individual, couple, and employer levels in Finland, Germany, and the UK.  The research is organised around four comparative subprojects, three of which entail coordinated analyses of large-scale panel data and one of which is a coordinated field correspondence study.  The postholder will be directly responsible for preparing working hypotheses and appropriate analyses related to Finland in particular, often in conjunction with the other two countries. This includes undertaking both independent and collaborative publications, conference presentations, and developing materials for public dissemination. 

The successful candidate must have a PhD in sociology, economics, social demography, or related social science.  Training and expertise in analysing large-scale longitudinal data sets is absolutely essential, as are very strong data management and quantitative analysis skills and proficiency in using STATA.  Experience with managing and analysing linked employee-employer panel or administrative/register data is preferred, as is experience with the FLEED in particular. Working knowledge of day-to-day Finnish is essential. Candidates should have a developing track record of quality publications in highly-ranked academic journals and/or major presses.

The post provides an outstanding opportunity for a skilled quantitative researcher to contribute to advancing our theoretical understanding of stratification at the intersection of gender and class, potentially providing new insights for policy makers to strengthen EU equality legislation.  

The postholder will join a collegial department that was ranked fifth in the Social Policy and Social Work unit of assessment in the 2014 Research Assessment Exercise. The University of Bath is committed to recruiting and retaining high-quality researchers from Europe and beyond 

To find out more about the Department, please see the website:  More information on the research project can be found at

Further queries should be directed to the PI (  

The post is full-time on a fixed-term contract until 30th April 2021

Applications must be received on or before 15 March 2019.  

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

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