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Research Associate

School of Law
Salary:   £27,285 to £31,604
Closing Date:   Friday 08 June 2018
Interview Date:   Monday 09 July 2018
Reference:  A2288

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic researcher to work on a British Academy/Leverhulme funded project that focuses on the experiences of men who experience sexual violence from women, in particular ‘forced-to-penetrate’ cases. The project, led by Dr Siobhan Weare, and supported by Survivors Manchester, seeks to develop academic and practitioner knowledge and understanding of men’s experiences of this form of sexual violence within the UK.

The role of the research assistant will be to undertake primary data collection and analysis. The key stages of the project involving the research associate are: 1. To conduct up to 25 interviews (face-to-face/ telephone / Skype) with men who have experienced compelled penetration, 2. To transcribe the interviews, and 3. To analyse the qualitative data collected. It is possible for the research assistant to work remotely from Lancaster, subject to fortnightly supervision with the PI. The project focuses on a sensitive topic and will involve interviewing men about their experiences of sexual violence. Therefore, the RA will be supported throughout by Dr Siobhan Weare and Duncan Craig, CEO of Survivors Manchester. 

The RA will be appointed to assist in completing the following activities:

  1. To work with the PI to arrange and conduct up to 25 interviews (a mixture of face-to-face/ telephone/ Skype) with men who have experienced sexual violence from women (specifically forced-to-penetrate cases).
  1. To transcribe interviews.
  1. To analyse qualitative data (e.g. using NVivo).
  1. To ensure data is appropriately stored and maintained. 
  1. To keep detailed records of research activities (e.g. research diary).
  1. To attend meetings specific to the project and give regular feedback to the PI on project milestones.
  1. To abide by the University’s code of ethics and practice guidelines.

This is a part-time fixed-term appointment, working an average of 18 hours per week for a period of six months.

We welcome applications from people in all diversity groups.

The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

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