Research Associate (Research - WCPP)

Cardiff, Cardiff (Caerdydd)
£32,548 - £38.833 per annum (Grade 6)
13 Feb 2018
08 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Research Associate (Research - WCPP)

Vacancy Number: 7000BR

Co-funded by the ESRC and Welsh Government, the Wales Centre for Public Policy bridges the gap between academia and practice by generating and mobilising evidence from research that has the potential to improve policy decisions and implementation.

The Centre is a member of the What Works network and collaborates with leading researchers from across the UK and internationally. It produces both policy oriented and academic research, and its staff have excellent access to senior policy makers and public service leaders. This enables them to achieve research impact and contribute to academic theory about policy making and delivery, and the ways in which evidence informs policy and practice – at national and local level.

We are seeking to recruit an outstanding researcher to make a major contribution to the Centre’s academic research on these themes.

The post offers a unique opportunity to undertake high quality research working alongside academic colleagues and policy makers who are at the heart of current policy developments and debates including: Brexit, approaches to promoting economic growth, ways of closing the educational attainment gap, the future funding of health service and social care, and the well-being of future generations.

You must have an interest in and understanding of public policy; a commitment to high quality research; good communication and organisational skills; and the ability to work effectively as part of the Centre’s team of 20 full-time staff.

The post is full time and available from 1st April 2018 until September 2022 with the possibly of renewal subject to future funding.

Salary: £32,548 - £38.833 per annum (Grade 6)

To enable the post-holder to focus full-time on research, there is no requirement to undertake teaching duties.

Cardiff Business School

Cardiff Business School is widely regarded as one of the leading business and management schools in the UK, ranked 6th in the UK for the quality of its research in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF).  We educate over 3,500 students annually, including over 1,500 international students. Cardiff Business School has an international faculty of world-leading scholars. Our research reputation has helped us become an attractive centre of scholarship for colleagues from the UK and beyond. As the world’s first Public Value Business School, Cardiff Business School has a commitment to delivering societal as well as economic value though the undertaking of world leading inter-disciplinary research addressing the grand challenges facing communities, business and organizations.

Closing date: Thursday, 8 March 2018

Cardiff University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity and to creating an inclusive working environment. We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds who have the ambition to create a University which seeks to fulfil our social, cultural and economic obligation to Cardiff, Wales, and the world.  In supporting our employees to achieve a balance between their work and their personal lives, we will also consider proposals for flexible working or job share arrangements. Cardiff Business School is particularly looking to recruit from under-represented groups within the School.

Please be aware that Cardiff University reserves the right to close this vacancy early should sufficient applications be received.

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