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Research Associate



Ref: 031173

The salary will be paid at Grade 6, £ 38,304 per annum, inclusive of £3,500 per annum London Allowance

A four-year fixed term contract, commencing on 1st October 2020

This is a full-time post - 100% full time equivalent

We are seeking to recruit an organised, reliable and enthusiastic post-doctoral researcher to work on an ESRC funded study entitled “Opportunity, equality and agency in England's new VET landscape: a longitudinal study of post-16 transitions”. The research is a mixed methods study that is investigating how England’s vocational education and training (VET) system can better support the transitions into further education and work of the 50 per cent of young people who do not go to university. The post holder will work collaboratively as part of a larger research team. Their responsibilities will include: planning, organisation and administration; qualitative data collection and analysis; data management; and impact / dissemination, including academic and non-academic writing.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in a relevant area (e.g. anthropology, social geography, sociology, social policy) and strong qualitative research skills. They will be able to show evidence of high quality academic writing, excellent written and spoken English, a commitment to social justice and proven capacity to reach out to and develop rapport with diverse groups of young people, for example, in youth work or similar settings.

We particularly welcome candidates from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds as they are underrepresented within the School and the research team.

The selection process will include a panel interview and a presentation.

For an informal discussion please contact Professor Sharon Gewirtz [email protected]

Closing date: Midnight on 27 July

The interviews for this post will be held on 10th August.

To apply, please visit https://bit.ly/3dR4S4y and register with the King’s College London application portal and complete your application online.


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