Call for Applications: Postdoctoral Research Associate

Job title: Postdoctoral Research Associate

Job reference: P57933

Date posted: 16/08/2017

Application closing date: 14/09/2017

Location: Exeter

Salary: The starting salary will be from GBP 28,936 within the Grade E band (GBP 26,495 – GBP 33,518), depending on qualifications and experience.PackageGenerous holiday allowances, flexible working, pension scheme and relocation package (if applicable).

Job category/type: Academic

Job description

College of Humanities

This part time post is available from 1st November 2017 on a fixed term basis for 1 year.

The post
The College wishes to recruit a Postdoctoral Research Associate to support the work of Dr. Rebecca Williams. This part time (60% FTE) Academy of Medical Sciences funded post is available from 1st November 2017 to 31st October 2018. The successful applicant will work on the project ‘Population Control and the Emergency in India: The Shah Commission Regained.’

The post will include archival research in national and regional archives in India; completion of oral history interviews; preparation of literature reviews; assisting with the preparation of grant applications; and completion of other tasks as required to support the project.

About you
The successful applicant will be able to present information on research progress and outcomes, communicate complex information, orally, in writing and electronically and prepare proposals and applications to external bodies.

Applicants will possess a relevant PhD (or be nearing completion) or possess an equivalent qualification/experience in a related field of study and be able to demonstrate sufficient knowledge in the discipline and of research methods and techniques to work within established research programmes. Applicants will have knowledge of modern Indian history, and be able to work as part of a team to develop this project on the history of population control and the Emergency. They will be able to conduct research in national and regional archives in India, conduct oral history interviews, prepare literature reviews, assist with the preparation of grant applications, and conduct administrative tasks as necessary for the project.

Please ensure you read our Job Description and Person Specification for full details of this role.

What we can offer you

  • Freedom (and the support) to pursue your intellectual interests and to work creatively across disciplines to produce internationally exciting research;
  • Support teams that understand the University wide research and teaching goals and partner with our academics accordingly
  • An Innovation, Impact and Business directorate that works closely with our academics providing specialist support for external engagement and development
  • Our Exeter Academic initiative supporting high performing academics to achieve their potential and develop their career
  • A beautiful campus set in the heart of stunning

The University fo Exeter is a Russell Group university that combines world-class research with very high levels of student satisfaction.  With a vibrant academic community (21,000+ students) we are ranked in the top 1% of universities in the world with 98% of our research rated as being of international quality.  This research focuses on some of the most fundamental issues facing the world today. We encourage proactive engagement with industry, business and community partners to enhance the impact of research and education and improve the employability of our students.

For further information please contact Dr. Rebecca Williams, e-mail telephone (01392) 723153.

Interviews are expected to take place during the final week of September. International candidates will be offered a Skype interview where necessary.

To view the Job Description and Person Specification document please click here.

The University of Exeter is an equal opportunity employer.  We are officially recognised as a Disability Confident employer and an Athena Swan accredited institution.  Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce.


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