Research Fellow for Project ‘Coordinating Against the Coronavirus” (Fixed term, Part time)

University of Nottingham

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Politics and International Relations
Location:  University Park

£33,966 to £41,732
per annum pro-rata depending on skills and experience.
Closing Date:  Thursday 07 December 2023
Interview Date: 

To be confirmed
Reference:  SOC404023X1

Applications are invited for the above role to support a project entitled “Coordinating against the coronavirus: assessing the determinants and consequences of policy coordination in multi-level states of the G7” at the University of Nottingham, funded through the British Academy programme “Pandemic preparedness: Lessons to Learn from the Covid-19 across the G7”. The successful candidate will provide support to the research team (Dr Simon Toubeau, University of Nottingham, Dr Hanna Kleider, King’s College London, and Prof. Francesco Palermo, Institute for Comparative Federalism, EURAC Research).

The post-holder will work with the research team to undertake a project studying the determinants and consequences of policy coordination between central and regional governments in the response to the Covid-19 pandemic. The scope of the project covers the countries of the G7 over a 24-month period (January 2020-December 2021). You can read more about the project here .  The job consists of different responsibilities over the three phases of the project including: data collection and analysis; the creation, curating and management of datasets; the drafting of policy briefs and policy reports; the organization and management of elite interviews with policy-makers; the organisation of policy engagement and impact events.

The University of Nottingham provides generous employment packages whilst supporting the well-being of our staff to help them reach their full potential. As a university employee, you will have an excellent choice of benefits and rewards, including access to fitness and health facilities, staff discounts and travel schemes, along with a competitive holiday allowance and a highly attractive pension scheme. 

This role is available on a part time (15 hour), fixed term contract until 30th June 2024. 

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr Simon Toubeau ([email protected]) .Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

Further details:

Our University is a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community. We welcome those of different cultures, ethnicities and beliefs – indeed this very diversity is vital to our success, it is fundamental to our values and enriches life on campus. We welcome applications from UK, Europe and from across the globe. For more information on the support we offer our international colleagues, see our Moving to Nottingham pages.

Applicants for this post will be considered on an equal basis, subject to the relevant permission to work in the UK as defined by the requirements set out by UK Visas & Immigration.  Please visit: for more information.

For successful international applicants, we provide financial support for your visa and the immigration health surcharge, plus an interest-free loan to help cover the cost of immigration-related expenses for any dependents accompanying you to the UK. For more information please see our Financial support for visas and the immigration health surcharge webpages.

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