Research Associate: Behaviour in Teams Project

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 recruit a Research Associate on a 6 month fixed term contract to analyse data and write reports and papers arising from the Behaviour in Teams (BiT) project. The project ran from 2015 to 2021, and examined how live-coding of behaviours in team meetings and giving feedback to team members could improve the effectiveness of team working and training to work in team settings.

This post will involve significant amounts of data analysis and data management using both SPSS and R, so familiarity with each is essential. It will also include the writing of reports on the analysis, and the opportunity to contribute to peer-reviewed papers. Data analysis to be conducted includes multilevel and longitudinal analysis, and extraction and analysis of sequences of behaviours from within meetings using the R package traminer. The role will be predominantly desk-based, but will also require meetings with the principal investigator, with a team in Computer Science who are working with the same data from different perspectives, and occasionally with the funders.

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.

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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