Job Klaxon: Postdoctoral Research Associate for ‘Population Control and the Emergency in India’ Project

Job details

Job title: Postdoctoral Research Associate

Job reference: P67255

Date posted: 25/04/2019

Application closing date:23/05/2019

Location: Exeter

Salary: The starting salary will be from £29,515 to £34,189 on Grade E, depending on qualifications and experiencePackageGenerous holiday allowances, flexible working, pension scheme and relocation package (if applicable).

Job category/type: Academic

Job description

College of Humanities

This fixed term, full time post is available from 1st July 2019 to 23rd January2020

Summary of the role

The College wishes to recruit a Postdoctoral Research Associate to support the work of Dr. Rebecca Williams.  

This Academy of Medical Sciences funded post 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; assisting with the preparation of a journal special issue, 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 programs.

Applicants will have knowledge of modern Indian history, and 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.

You can view the Job Description and Person Specification document here.

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

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 multitude of staff benefits including sector leading benefits around maternity, adoption and shared parentalleave (up to 26 weeks full pay), Paternity leave (up to 6 weeks full pay), and a new Fertility Treatment Policy
  • A beautiful campus set in the heart of stunning Devon

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