Research Associate

Cardiff, Cardiff (Caerdydd)
£33,797 - £40,322 per annum
27 Sep 2019
26 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Research Associate

Wales Centre for Public Policy

Salary: £33,797 - £40,322 pa (Grade 6)

Vacancy Number: 9118BR

The research will explore local economic institutions across UK regions; the multiple priorities included in local strategies and how these are negotiated; the trade-offs that are made between productivity growth, inclusivity and sustainability; and examples of good practice in managing these trade-offs.

The Research Associate will:

i) lead the analysis of local strategies;
ii) support the development of a typology of local economies; and
iii) contribute to the institutional analysis and collection and analysis of qualitative (interview) data.

They have particular responsibility for researching the Welsh institutional context and a range of research, knowledge exchange and dissemination activities to maximise the impact of the research with policy makers and practitioners.

The Research Associate will be based in the Wales Centre for Public Policy, which is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council and the Welsh Government. The Centre’s staff work closely with ministers, special advisers and senior officials in national and local government providing them with high quality independent social science evidence that can directly inform policy decisions. In recognition of its success, the Centre was selected as a finalist for this year’s prestigious ESRC’s Prize for Outstanding Impact on Policy.

This post is full-time (35 hours per week), advertised on a fixed term basis for 15 months, starting on 1st January 2020.

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Closing date: Saturday, 26 October 2019.

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.