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Research Assistant - QMUL25829

Department: School of Geography
Salary: £32,087 - £33,824 per annum (pro rata) (Grade 4)
Reference: QMUL25829
Location: Mile End
Date posted: 18-Aug-2021
Closing date: 17-Sep-2021

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About the Role

Applications are invited for the role of Research Assistant to work on a British Academy funded project exploring how inequality effects political participation in the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina.

The postholder will provide research support entailing Data collection and analysis across two neighbourhoods in Buenos Aires. They will also co-write key outputs, have opportunities to participate in international conferences and provide further administrative support.

The postholder will work closely with the Principal Investigator, Dr Sam Halvorsen, and Co-Investigators, Dr Sebastian Mauro and Dr Rocio Annunziata.

About You

Applicants should have a relevant postgraduate degree in the social sciences or relevant research experience. A PhD is desirable. Expertise in Spanish is essential.

Applicants must have prior experience of using qualitative research methods. Experience in undertaking research in Latin America is desirable.

The applicant must be able to work independently and as a part of a team.

About the School

The post-holder will be based in the School of Geography within the Economy, Development and Social Justice Research theme. Comprising a vibrant mix of established and early career scholars, there is a strong interest in democracy and cities of the Global South. The School also participates in the Queen Mary Latin American research network.

About Queen Mary

At Queen Mary University of London, we believe that a diversity of ideas helps us achieve the previously unthinkable.

We continue to embrace diversity of thought and opinion in everything we do, in the belief that when views collide, disciplines interact, and perspectives intersect, truly original thought takes form.


We offer competitive salaries, access to a generous pension scheme, 30 days’ leave per annum (pro-rata for part-time/fixed-term), a season ticket loan scheme, staff networks and access to a comprehensive range of personal and professional development opportunities. In addition, we offer a range of work life balance and family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, and campus facilities including an on-site nursery at the Mile End campus.

The post is based at the Mile End Campus in London. It is a part-time (17.5 hours per week), fixed term appointment for 12 months, with an expected start date of 1st of October 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter. The starting salary will be Grade 4, £32,087-£33,824 per annum (pro-rata), inclusive of London Allowance.

Queen Mary’s commitment to our diverse and inclusive community is embedded in our appointments processes. Reasonable adjustments will be made at each stage of the recruitment process for any candidate with a disability. We are open to considering applications from candidates wishing to work flexibly.


Informal enquiries should be addressed to Dr Sam Halvorsen.

To apply for the role, please click the ‘apply’ button below.

The closing date for applications 17 September 2021.

Interviews are expected to be held or shortly thereafter.

The School of Geography holds the Athena Swan Bronze Award.


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