Research Associate in the Centre for Decent Work

Job Description

Are you interested in working for a top-ranked, triple-crown accredited (AACSB, EQUIS, AMBA) Management School? With world-class facilities, ground-breaking research and cutting-edge thinking, we are seeking applications from ambitious, highly motivated and talented individuals who will be keen to play an active role in further enhancing the Management School’s international reputation for excellence in research, teaching and innovation that has positive societal impact

We are looking to appoint a fixed-term post-doctoral research associate (PDRA) to provide maternity cover. The PDRA will work on an ESRC-funded project entitled The Transitions of Young Workers in the UK Labour Market: Consequences for Careers, Earnings, Health and Wellbeing. This project is one of seven that are being funded under the Economic & Social Research Council’s (ESRC) Transforming Working Lives research programme. This position therefore represents an opportunity to contribute to a major ESRC research initiative on the future of work.

The research associate will be based in the Sheffield University Management School but will collaborate also with team members based in the Department of Economics and School of Sociological Studies at the University of Sheffield, as well as with the Department for Work and Pensions, the Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development (CIPD) and other external stakeholders.

What We Offer – example text you can use:

● 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.

Further information can be found at https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/jobs/benefits

We are keen to attract a diverse applicant pool. We encourage all potential candidates to reflect on their strengths and experience in the broadest sense, including transferable skills where appropriate, when considering their suitability for the position. Additionally, the panel will ensure that any career gaps due to caring responsibilities or illness are appropriately taken into consideration. In all cases, we will select the best candidate for the role

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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