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Research Administrator x2 (Casual)

Department of Geography

Location:  Egham
Salary:  £13.45 to £15.81 per hour (inclusive of London Allowance)
Closing Date:  Tuesday 02 March 2021
Interview Date:  See advert
Reference:  0221-036

Please note: this opportunity is only available to current students of Royal Holloway University

Casual, Fixed-Term until June 2021 (with possible extension beyond this, TBC)

Applications are invited for the post of Research Administrator in the Department of Geography.

DARPI (‘Drivers of Antimicrobial Resistance in Poultry India’), an ERSC project investigating livestock farming and veterinary practice in India, is looking to appoint two casual research administrators for the final four months of the project, which is due to finish in June 2021 (with possible extension beyond this, tbc). The role will involve cataloguing and organising data that has already been collected; finishing some desk-based literature and policy reviews; and working with post-doctoral researchers at RHUL and partner institutes to finalise drafting papers for academic journals. Two Research Administrators are needed: one to work primarily with mapping data (Google Maps and ArGIS software) and one to work primarily with mixed methods academic data including photographs, interview transcripts, fieldnotes and project reports. 

The post holders will work directly with Dr Jennifer Cole and consortium collaborators in the UK and India. The positions are casual, with a fixed 7.5 hours per week and potential for additional hours at busy times. The positions offer existing students at the beginning of their academic careers the opportunity to experience being part of a multi-disciplinary, multi-institution and multinational research team during the final stage of a major project. 

The posts will suit PhD or master’s students who are able to fit this work around their existing studies. Post 1 requires knowledge of mapping software on GoogleMaps and ARGIS and an enthusiasm for exploring mapping data on changing land use, urbanisation, climate patterns, rainfall and flood inundation. Post 2 would suit a student with research interests in socioecologic systems (SES), food systems, animal geographies, peri-urban geographies and/or farming transitions.

In return we offer a highly competitive rewards and benefits package including:

  • Generous annual leave entitlement 
  • Training and Development opportunities
  • Pension Scheme with generous employer contribution 
  • Various schemes including Cycle to Work, Season Ticket Loans and help with the cost of Eyesight testing. 
  • Free parking 

The post is based in Egham, Surrey, London where the College is situated in a beautiful, leafy campus near to Windsor Great Park and within commuting distance from London.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Dr Jennifer Cole jennifer.cole@rhul.ac.uk

To view further details of this post and to apply please visit https://jobs.royalholloway.ac.ukFor queries on the application process the Human Resources Department can be contacted by email at: recruitment@rhul.ac.uk 

Please quote the reference: 0221-036

Closing Date:  Midnight, 2 March 2021  

Interview Date: 5 March 2021

Please note that it will not be possible for the College to issue a Certificate of Sponsorship for successful candidates as the pro-rata salary will not meet the minimum threshold set by UK Visas and Immigration. Successful candidates will therefore need to be eligible to work in the UK or have limited leave to remain in the UK and associated right to work for the duration of their employment with the College, in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. 

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Royal Holloway is committed to equality and diversity, and encourages applications from all sections of the community. Read here about structures and initiatives around equality and diversity, including information on staff diversity networks.


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