Research Associate/Fellow for ITSS (Fixed term)

University of Nottingham

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Location:  Jubilee Campus

£30,487 to £45,585
per annum (pro rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience (minimum £33966 with relevant PhD). Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.
Closing Date:  Wednesday 15 November 2023
Interview Date: 

To be confirmed
Reference:  ENG379023X1

The UK Institute for Technical Skills and Strategy is a brand-new national entity funded by Research England and a range of sector partners.  The new institute builds on the Gatsby funded Technician Commitment and the Research England funded TALENT programme, which have become the catalysts for advancing the landscape and culture for the technical community nationally. It will work in partnership with a network of organisations across UK higher education and research.

The Research Associate/Fellow will support the design and implementation of various threads of research activity including quantitative analysis of secondary data, new cases studies (e.g of organisational change, implementation and relevant sector initiatives) and formative evaluations of ITSS interventions. The role holder will contribute to the dissemination of the findings through open-access publications, conferences and other events, ensuring wide dissemination with a focus on universities, policy makers, research funders and relevant research communities. 

The role holder(s) will, as appropriate, support the culture change projects within the ITSS, collecting data and building understanding of aspects of the technical work force including: on EDI matters; on research culture; on technicians roles in knowledge transfer and collaboration; on technical representation within universities; on organisational change.

The successful candidate will have:

  • An appropriate research background in the social sciences or other relevant area and skills in qualitative data generation and/or descriptive quantitative analysis.
  • Experience of researching in complex social/education settings using a variety of applied social research methods
  • A PhD in a relevant field (completed or close to completion) 

This position is offered on a fixed term contract until 31st July 2026 and is available immediately.  Hours of work are full time (36.25 hours). Job share arrangements may be considered.

Requests for secondment from internal candidates will be considered on the basis that prior agreement has been sought from both your current line manager and the manager of your substantive post, if you are already undertaking a secondment role.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Andrew Noyes, email [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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