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Senior Research Associate (Part Time, Fixed Term)

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 December 2020 in the first instance.

Applications are invited for the position of Senior Research Associate (to be known as Senior Impact Fellow) at the Institute of Criminology.

This is a new part-time position (60% FTE) and is available from 2nd January, 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The Senior Impact Fellow is required to support a newly created Centre for Global Human Movement within the University of Cambridge. This is an exciting cross-disciplinary initiative, with international elements too. Essentially, we are looking for someone with strong interests in global human movement (from any discipline) to help lead on research bids to achieve high level scholarship, policy impact, methodological innovation, and sustainability in terms of the future of the Centre.

The purpose of the role is to support the establishment of interdisciplinary academic groupings (with external partnerships) so as to build a substantial externally-funded research programme in the University. The role-holder will actively engage in fundraising and in supporting research funding applications and develop a network of partners engaged with diverse issues regarding the social, economic, and political impact of global human movement.

The role-holder must hold a PhD in a relevant specialist subject and would have at least three years of postdoctoral research experience at the level of Research Associate, or equivalent experience.

Capacity to negotiate with potential external funders/benefactors, write research bids and to engage with policy makers is essential.

Full information regarding the role and responsibilities can be found in the attached Further Information document.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Applications should include a Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a covering letter which must be uploaded with the online application. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

The closing date is midnight 2nd January, 2018.

Interviews will be held on 12th and 15th January, 2018.

For further information regarding the application process, please refer to the Further Information document. Alternatively, please feel free to contact the HR office at the Institute of Criminology at or by calling 01223 335383.

Please quote reference JL13873 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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