The University of Manchester has an opportunity for a Research Associate to work as part of a team on a project funded within Alliance Manchester Business School in collaboration with the cities of Salford (UK), Viggiano (Italy) and Amadora (Portugal) and UNISDR.
The position involves contributing to the research on a project called “City to city local level peer review on Disaster Risk Reduction”. The project develops a peer review tool for cities to improve DRR. The role is to support the design, development, implementation and evaluation of the impact evaluation methodology. This impact evaluation methodology will assess the impact of the peer review tool on the cities.
This is a 24 month, fixed-term position that ends on 31 December 2018.
Who should apply?
The position is open to those who have completed, or are about to complete, a PhD or have extensive training in qualitative research methods. The successful candidate will be joining the Division of Management Science and Marketing and will be involved with the Humanitarian and Conflict Research Institute (HCRI).
The role includes the following responsibilities:
- Conducting a literature review on city resilience peer review frameworks;
- Designing an impact evaluation methodology to evaluate the impact of the peer review tool on cities;
- Applying the impact evaluation methodology to evaluate the application of the peer review tool to Viggiano, Salford and Amadora; and
- Producing research publications for high-quality academic journals.
Candidates should have experience of qualitative data collection and analysis as well as report writing. Candidates should have an interest in research in disaster management. Well-developed team working, communication, interpersonal skills and a proven track record of delivery are essential.
As the School is committed to Athena SWAN principles, we welcome applications from women, who are currently under-represented at this grade. All appointments will be made on merit.
HOW TO APPLY
Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CV’s or applications from Recruitment Agencies.
Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:
- Name: Professor Duncan Shaw
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- Tel: 0161 275 4499
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- Tel: 01565 818 234
This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.
Organization: University of Manchester
Deadline to Apply: November 30, 2016
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