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Research Associate (Fixed Term)

Salary: £30,175-£38,183 p.a.

The Research For Equitable Access and Learning (REAL) Centre in the Faculty of Education in central Cambridge wishes to appoint a full-time Research Associate to work on a large scale international project "Raising Learning Outcomes for All through Education System Research in Ethiopia" funded as part of a large programme of work on education systems.

The aim of the research is to understand, evaluate and inform the design and implementation of the Government of Ethiopia's national General Education Quality Improvement Package (GEQIP). The postholder is expected to be fully engaged with the research activities of this large scale grant. In particular, the postholder will be responsible for supporting holistically the research needs of the project, from literature review, diagnostic and political economy analysis of the system, analysis of secondary and primary data, preparation of presentations, drafting of blogs, policy briefs and academic papers. The postholder is expected to work collaborative with our Ethiopian and international research partners and undertake trips to Ethiopia for research purposes, including to support the design and piloting of research instruments, site visits, and country engagement meetings with research partners and key policy stakeholders. (S)he will also liaise with team members responsible for quantitative and qualitative analyses and is expected to lead specific research outputs under the direction of Professor Pauline Rose. Under the guidance of the research team and with the support of an administrator, (s)he will also engage with the project management to ensure the timely production of outputs across the team, keeping track of delivery towards these outputs, and contributing to quarterly and annual reporting to the funder.

Applicants must hold a PhD in a relevant subject, and have relevant quantitative research training and experience. You should also have experience in statistical data preparation and analysis including experience of software packages, with a strong understanding of statistical methods and modelling. Ideally, you would also have understanding and experience of qualitative research, and mixed methods analysis. You should also demonstrate evidence of drafting reports and contributing to writing for publications.

For full details of criteria for appointment and duties of the post please see the Further Particulars for the post.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit: http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/13795. This will take you to the role on the University’s Job Opportunities pages. There you will need to click on the 'Apply online' button and register an account with the University's Web Recruitment System (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

We hope to hold interviews on 11 July 2017.

Informal enquiries can be addressed to Professor Pauline Rose (pmr43@cam.ac.uk).

Closing date: 26 June 2017


Administrator - Research Project (Part Time, Fixed Term)

Salary: £25,298-£29,301 p.a. pro rata

We are looking for an administrator to work four days per week to support our research Centre focusing on education and international development within the Faculty of Education.

You will work with a team based in the UK, Ethiopia, United States and Sweden on a large research project focused in education system reform to improve the quality of education in Ethiopia. You will play a crucial part in the management and co-ordination of the project, and ensure the day-to-day smooth running of the work. You will keep track of progress on the project across the different team members according to an agreed workplan, and prepare quarterly narrative and financial reports to the funder. You will also organise meetings of the international research team, including arranging travel, accommodation and provide other forms of support to team members. You will also support the outreach of the project, including through the organisation of seminars and events, as well as other forms of publicity, as required.

Information about the REAL Centre can be found here: http://www.educ.cam.ac.uk/centres/real/

Our ideal candidate will be educated to at least A-level standard, and will be highly competent in standard software packages and social media. You will need to be able to prioritise your own workload, and will have a very good standard of inter-personal skills with the ability to relate to people from a diversity of cultures and across a range of professional roles. You should also have proven experience in writing reports to funders, and maintaining budgets for projects. Previous administrative experience will be essential which you will preferably have gained in an academic environment.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance.

To apply online for this vacancy, please go to http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/13791/ and click on the 'Apply' button. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

We hope to hold interviews between 6-12 July 2017.

Informal enquiries can be addressed to Professor Pauline Rose (pmr43@cam.ac.uk) or Dr Ricardo Sabates (rs867@cam.ac.uk).

Please quote reference JR12247 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

Closing date: 25 June 2017


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