Research Associate (Arts-Informed Research)

Job Description

Are you an arts-informed researcher or artistic practitioner with experience of research who also enjoys working collaboratively? We have an exciting opportunity to join us as a Research Associate taking on a key role in our project - Cripping Breath: Towards a new cultural politics of respiration, funded by a Wellcome Trust Discovery Award (226472/Z/22/Z). The 5 year interdisciplinary co-produced project broadly explores respiratory health, illness, and people’s experiences of living on or with ventilation.

We are looking for a creative researcher who can co-lead a specific arts-informed work package alongside our two Artists-in-Residence to the project. You will co-create an accessible and inclusive arts-informed research process for our disabled artistic collaborators living with chronic respiratory illness. This dynamic role will include supporting visual and theatrical artistic approaches to data collection and collaborative analysis and public engagement, while also contributing to the broader co-produced research project.

For this role, you will have:
- Experience of undertaking qualitative arts-informed research approaches
- Experience and/or knowledge of co-production approaches to research
- Experience of working with disabled people and/or their representative organisations
- A passion for co-production research and creating inclusive and equitable research environments

What We Offer:

● 41 days annual leave (including closure days and Bank Holidays), with the possibility to purchase up to ten additional days.
● Up to 5 days of paid time off to cover emergency caring responsibilities.
● A commitment to work life balance including, flexible working opportunities and hybrid working where possible.
● A highly competitive pension scheme.
● Discounts at participating shops and cinemas, and a cycle to work scheme.
● A commitment to your development, with programmes, learning modules and mentoring schemes.
● An inclusive and diverse workplace.
● A commitment to your wellbeing, with confidential emotional support, support for those going through the menopause, experiencing fertility treatment and having a baby, paid leave for IVF treatment and more.

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We are committed to exploring flexible working opportunities which benefit the individual and University.

We build teams of people from different heritages and lifestyles from across the world, whose talent and contributions complement each other to greatest effect. We believe diversity in all its forms delivers greater impact through research, teaching and student experience.

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