Date Added: 12 February 2021
: 25 February 2021
Job Title: Research Assistant: Constitution Unit
Working For: The Constitution Unit: UCL
Salary: UCL Grade 6B, £31,542 per annum pro rata
Length of Contract:
The Constitution Unit is launching a new 22-month research project – Democracy in the UK after Brexit – funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) as part of its Governance after Brexit programme. Applications are now invited for a Research Assistant on that project. The post is for 33.75 hours per week (90% FTE).
The project will examine attitudes to democracy in the UK today, by running survey experiments and holding a citizens’ assembly. Further details are available here: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/constitution-unit/news/2021/jan/new-project-democracy-uk-after-brexit
The successful candidate will work with Dr Alan Renwick (PI) and other members of the project team in assisting all parts of the research process. These will include:
- reviewing relevant scholarly literatures
- designing survey experiments
- devising, administering, and processing surveys of citizens' assembly members
- preparing materials relating to the UK constitution and democracy for the assembly
- coding assembly transcripts
- writing up findings.
The successful candidate will have:
- a First or high 2.1 Bachelor's degree in Political Science or a related field
- demonstrable knowledge of the key institutions and policy actors in British politics and an understanding of the key issues and arguments concerning the constitution and democracy in the UK
- well developed quantitative and qualitative research skills
- the ability to gather and organise complex material from a range of sources
- excellent written communication and organisational skills
- excellent interpersonal skills
- an open mind to debates about democracy in the UK.
The ideal candidate would also have:
- a Master’s degree in political science or a related field at Merit or Distinction level
- experience of conducting political research
- experience of working in an academic research centre or similar
- demonstrable understanding of the theory and/or institutions of deliberative democracy.
The post is funded until the end of October 2022 in the first instance.
Closing Date: 25 February 2021
Interviews week commencing 16 March
Please apply online via the UCL jobs page: https://bit.ly/ConstitutionUnitResearchAssistant