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Research Assistant (Fixed Term)

The Department of Land Economy is looking to appoint a research assistant to join its team of researchers in the Cambridge Centre for Housing and Planning Research (CCHPR). We look at all aspects of housing, planning and land use, and conduct research for a range of funders. Our team works collegially on multiple research projects, both long and short term, the majority of which are policy-oriented. Information about CCHPR's current and completed research can be found on its website

This post will require you to work across several projects, giving you the scope to develop your research interests and methodological skills. You will have opportunities to work with other members of staff within the Department of Land Economy and the wider University, as well as with other institutions, as required by different projects.

If you are an enthusiastic researcher with experience of mixed methods research and an interest in UK housing and urban planning, or are from a related field such as Geography, Sociology, Economics or Law, we'd love to hear from you.

Start date: 1 December 2019

Fixed term: This post is for two years in the first instance but extension may be possible subject to performance and funding.

Salary: The successful candidate will be appointed at the start of the Grade 5 scale depending on experience and qualifications. The post is full-time but we welcome applications from individuals who wish to be considered for part-time working.

Location: This post is based in our central Cambridge office, with some travel for fieldwork required.

Further information about the post can be found in the Further Particulars document.

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Informal enquiries about this post should be directed to Dr Gemma Burgess on or 01223 764547. Interviews are planned for Monday 21 October 2019.

Please quote reference JP19383 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

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Further information

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