Research Associate

University of Leicester

About the role
In this role you will work as part of a project commissioned by the Leverhulme Trust entitled ‘The Rural Racism Project: Re-storifying Life in the Countryside’. You will work collaboratively and independently as part of a research team to achieve defined milestones and to produce high quality research which generates new, co-produced knowledge about the nature, extent and impacts of racism experienced within the English countryside. 
Your role will enable you to apply your research skills and expertise in fulfilment of one of the project’s key work packages, taking responsibility for analysing public reactions to discussions of ‘race’ within rural environments.
We are also recruiting for two other similar roles which may be of interest. They can be found both here and here . 
About you
With a PhD in an appropriate discipline or the equivalent professional qualification and experience, you will have expertise in relevant approaches / models and analytical techniques and ability to develop new ones where required. You will be able to evidence contribution to peer-reviewed journal papers or equivalent, as well as using discourse and social media analysis in research, as well as using digital methods. 
We are looking for someone with great communication skills and the ability to work independently and as part of a team, including internal and external stakeholders. 
Additional information

For informal enquiries, please contact Professor Neil Chakraborti on [email protected]
We anticipate that interviews will take place on 25, 26 and 27 July 2023.

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We’re committed to the wellbeing of all our staff and to the sustainability of our environment, on our campus and beyond. We offer a competitive salary package, excellent pension scheme and a generous annual leave allowance, along with opportunities to develop your career in a supportive and collaborative environment.

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