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  • Research Associate (part-time, fixed-term)

  • Senior Research Associate (fixed-term)

  • Office Assistant (ERI Office) (fixed-term)


Research Associate (Part Time, Fixed Term)

Salary: £30,175-£38,183 p.a., pro rata

The Research for Equitable Access and Learning (REAL) Centre in the Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge, wishes to appoint a part-time Research Associate (0.6 fte) to an ESRC-DFID-funded project entitled 'Teaching Effectively All Children (TEACh)' to start as soon as possible.

The project aims to identify strategies to raise learning outcomes for all children, regardless of their background. It is widely recognized that teachers are central to a child's educational experience. Yet, in low income countries, disadvantaged learners often face poor quality teaching: many teachers are recruited without having a basic subject knowledge themselves, receive inadequate training with limited attention to strategies to support children from diverse backgrounds, and weak incentives and poor teacher governance can lead to low motivation and high levels of teacher absenteeism. The research, therefore, aims to identify which aspects of teaching are most important for improving all children's learning, and so inform governments on the strategies needed to support children who face multiple disadvantages. The research will aim to make an important contribution in particular to how measures of learning need to be enriched to include children with disabilities.

Applicants must hold a PhD in a relevant area, and have appropriate research training and experience. The successful candidate will be particularly involved in analysis and write-up of qualitative and quantitative data from the project for publication as co-authored journal articles.

For full details of the responsibilities of the post, and the person specification, please see the further particulars.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 30 June 2018 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/14863. 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 in the week commencing 2 October 2017.

Informal enquiries can be made to the Principal Investigator (Professor Pauline Rose, pmr43@cam.ac.uk).

Please quote reference JR13196 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

Closing date: 26 September 2017


Senior Research Associate (Fixed Term)

Salary: £39,992-£50,618 p.a.

The Research for Equitable Access and Learning (REAL) Centre in the Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge in central Cambridge, wishes to appoint a Senior Research Associate.

You will work with colleagues in the REAL Centre on on-going funded research projects related to education and international development, and support the development of new research projects in this area. The expectation is that you will be involved in data analysis, writing of co-authored publications, managing research projects and staff, and preparation of future research funding applications.

Applicants must hold a a PhD in Education, Development Studies or a cognate area in the social sciences, or equivalent research training, experience and achievement. You will also need proven skills in quantitative methods of data analysis; evidence of ability to prepare publications for peer-reviewed journals (including reviewing literature, and analysis and write-up of research); experience of research project management and managing research staff. You will have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to liaise with a range of stakeholders, with proven ability to take day-to-day responsibility for workload and maintaining tight timelines, and evidence of interest in the REAL Centre's activities.

For full details of the post, and the person specification, please see the Further Particulars.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 1 year 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/14920. 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 20 October 2017.

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

Please quote reference JR13253 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

Closing date: 11 October 2017


Office Assistant (Education Reform & Innovation) (Fixed Term)

Salary: £19,305-£22,214 p.a.

The Education Reform and Innovation (ERI) Team in the Faculty of Education at the University of Cambridge wishes to appoint a full-time Office Assistant to support their international development work.

You will support the Senior Administrator in the day-to-day coordination and administration of current and prospective projects, working within the timetable and remit agreed with the main ERI team. You will work as part of a small administrative team to provide secretarial support to the team, as well as with the wider Faculty and also partners both local and overseas, where projects are based, to ensure the satisfactory implementation of the Faculty's work and its development.

Working on a large number of projects concurrently, the postholder will have to be flexible in their approach to work.

Applicants must be educated to at least 'A' level standard; have excellent organisational, time management and administrative skills; be experienced in maintaining office systems and following office procedures, as well as in working with overseas organisations. Applicants must have good IT skills and knowledge, including word processing, spreadsheets and website content management; have the ability to solve problems, prioritise tasks and plan their own workload. High levels of flexibility and the ability to multi-task are crucial, as is the ability to remain calm under pressure. Applicants must have accuracy and pay attention to detail; have good communication and interpersonal skills, diplomatic manners and cultural awareness; and be natural team players with self-motivation, commitment and willingness to learn and to develop new skills and to assume responsibilities for a wide variety of complex issues.

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

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance.

To apply online for this vacancy, please go to http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/14892/ 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 on 6 October 2017.

Informal enquiries can be addressed to Christoph Hartwig (ch762@cam.ac.uk)

Please quote reference JR13225 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

Closing date: 27 September 2017


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