Research Assistant/ Associate at the Bennett Institute for Public Policy

Department of Politics and International Studies

University of Cambridge, Trinity Ln, Cambridge, UK


  • Posted on: 01st Feb 2021
  • Salary: £26,715-£40,322
  • REF: UE25540
  • Closes: 15th March 2021
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
  • Hours: Full Time

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 1 year in the first instance.

Applications are invited for one Research Assistant/Research Associate position to support a research project led by Professor Michael Kenny, exploring the British state’s approach to devolution across the UK since 1999, and contemporary pressures upon the domestic union in the wake of Brexit and covid-19.

The successful applicant will have an appropriate background in qualitative and/or quantitative methods, and an excellent knowledge and understanding of this broad topic. S/he will have a background in Political Science, History or Law, or another cognate discipline.

The role holder will undertake a variety of tasks, under the direction of Kenny, including arranging and conducting research interviews, compiling and analysing data, and preparing detailed briefs on particular policy areas, legislative developments and key debates.

This post will be located in the Bennett Institute for Public Policy, a major, University-wide initiative housed in the Department of Politics and International Studies and supported by the School of the Humanities and Social Sciences. It is led by its inaugural Director Professor Michael Kenny and Professor Diane Coyle, the Bennett Chair of Public Policy.

The deadline for applications is 15 March 2021. It is anticipated that interviews will be carried out shortly after the deadline.

We particularly welcome applications from women and /or candidates from a BME background for this vacancy as they are currently under-represented at this level in our University.

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Please quote reference UE25540 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.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.
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