Research Associate

Job Title: Research Associate
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Bath
Salary: Starting from £33,199, rising to £39,609
Job Published: September 28, 2018 09:42

Job Description

Research Associate (Fixed Term)
Department: Psychology 
Salary: Starting from £33,199, rising to £39,609

Reference: MS6167

Research Associate (Reimagining Recruitment: Improving diversity and inclusion in STEM) - Fixed Term Contract

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Postdoctoral Research Associate (PDRA) to work in the Department of Psychology at the University of Bath. The successful candidate will join an interdisciplinary team identifying barriers to diverse recruitment and retention in STEM at the early-career stage; and developing and testing interventions designed to improve diversity and inclusion across STEM. 

The project, Reimagining Recruitment, is funded by the EPSRC as part of their Inclusion Matters Programme. It is a collaboration between the University of Bath Psychology Department, Mathematical Sciences Department, and Human Resources. 

The role of the applicant will be to design and conduct mixed-methods research including the design and testing of diversity interventions; engage with academic and industry partners and stakeholders to ensure that the research is informed by their knowledge and interests and that the evidence can inform policy and practice; publish and disseminate the findings through academic and policy / practitioner journals. 

You will have an awarded PhD in a relevant social science discipline (such as psychology, sociology, social policy), and experience of both qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis. An interest in equality, diversity and inclusion is essential.  
You will be enthusiastic, resourceful and demonstrate excellent skills in communication both orally and in writing, as well as good time management skills. Please note this post may require occasional UK and International travel.

This post is full-time (36.5 hours per week) and is being offered on a 2-year fixed term contract basis with an anticipated start date of 7 January 2019.

Informal enquiries are very welcome and can be made to Dr Leda Blackwood ( 

Applications from all groups currently under-represented in academic posts are particularly encouraged. Both the Department and the University are committed to providing a supportive and inclusive working environment. Flexible working options will be considered wherever possible. For more information visit

The interviews with short-listed candidates are likely to take place on 25 October.

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