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Research Associate in the Department of War Studies

Department of War Studies

London, Strand Campus

Overview

  • Posted on: 05th Nov 2021
  • Salary: £38,826 - £42,087 per annum including London Weighting Allowance
  • REF: 035107
  • Closes: 21st November 2021
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
  • Hours: Full Time

Job description

The post holder will be required to undertake and support original research at the intersection of sanctions and nuclear security. The successful candidate will join a project team led by Professor Wyn Bowen and Professor Matthew Moran. The post will last for 12 months and the post holder will be expected to produce peer-reviewed and other publications on issues related to sanctions and nuclear security. The post holder will also be expected to contribute to the academic life of the Department of War Studies by attending and presenting at research seminars, and by collaborating with relevant colleagues on research proposals and publications.

This post will be offered on an a fixed-term contract for 12 months

This is a full-time post – 100% full time equivalent

Key responsibilities

Role profile

• To engage in original, high quality research and publication on issues related to sanctions and nuclear security;

• To produce at least one peer-reviewed publication or equivalent on issues related to sanctions and nuclear security;

• To identify relevant research opportunities and support the development of research grant applications;

• To make presentations at national and international conferences and other similar events.

Decision making, planning & problem solving:

• Plan and deliver research outputs at the intersection of sanctions and nuclear security.

Communication & networking:

• Disseminate complex ideas on conceptual and policy issues to a wide variety of audiences using appropriate media and methods to promote understanding

• Develop internal and external networks in related areas;

Analysis & research:

• Engage in original, high quality research and publication on issues related to sanctions and nuclear security;

• Produce at least one peer-reviewed paper on issues relevant to the project;

• Produce at least one policy paper on issues relevant to the project;

• Identify research opportunities and draft research grant applications for relevant research areas;

• Present research at national and international conferences and other similar events.

Team work, teaching & learning support:

• Delivery of occasional lectures and seminars in areas of specialism

The above list of responsibilities may not be exhaustive, and the post holder will be required to undertake such tasks and responsibilities as may reasonably be expected within the scope and grading of the post.
Skills, knowledge and experience

Essential criteria

  • Appropriate list of relevant publications
  • Evidence of world-class research capacity
  • A track record of high-quality research at the intersection of nuclear security and sanctions
  • Good research skills
  • Good presentation, communication and organization skills
  • Understanding and working knowledge of Equal Opportunity/Diversity
  • Experience of university teaching
  • Research experience
  • Engagement in professional organisations (conference papers, workshops, memberships)
  • Temperament suitable to teaching and research
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Desire to promote the subject/Centre at all levels
  • Willingness to collaborate with colleagues on the course

Desirable criteria

  • PhD in relevant subject area
  • Experience of carrying out academic administration
  • Administrative experience
  • Experience in using survey analysis software
  • Knowledge and awareness of research ethics and risk management

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