Opening For Research Associate - University of Birmingham

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Amar Annamalai
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Opening For Research Associate - University of Birmingham

Role Purpose
This is an exciting opportunity for an early-career researcher to work on an ESRC funded research project ‘New Urbanisms in India: Urban Living, Sustainability and Everyday Life’ – working with the PI (Dr. Sophie Hadfield-Hill) to conduct in-depth, qualitative research with children, young people and their families in new urban environments in India. The post will be based at the University of Birmingham; however, the researcher will spend up to a ten month period conducting fieldwork in India. The role and responsibility of the researcher will include: pre-fieldwork organisation of research materials, recruiting families and participants, community based qualitative research with children, young people and families, data analysis, report writing and academic and practitioner dissemination. The researcher will be involved in the launch of a mobile application, researching mobility and interactions with the built environment as well as with the preparation and delivery of a number of community based workshops with local residents and stakeholders. Throughout the research process it is expected that the researcher will be engaged with the preparation and delivery of academic outputs in collaboration with the Investigator.

Main Responsibilities
• Spend up to a ten month period conducting qualitative fieldwork in India with children, young people and their families in the case study community
• Pre-fieldwork organisation of research materials
• Recruit research participants
• Collect, analyse and interpret data
• Engage with local, regional and national stakeholders in the context of the case study area
• Apply knowledge in a way which develops new intellectual understanding
• Disseminate research findings for publication, research seminars etc.
• Contribute to developing new methodologies (mobile application)
• Undertake management/administration arising from research
• Undertake research-related administration
• Contribute to the organisation, preparation and delivery of a number of community based workshops with local residents and stakeholders
• Present research outputs, including drafting academic publications or parts thereof, for example at seminars and as posters
• Provide guidance, as required, to support staff and any students who may be assisting with the research
• Deal with problems that may affect the achievement of research objectives and deadlines

Scope of the Role
• Work within the scope of the ESRC project aims and objectives
• Operate within area of specialism
• Analyse and interpret research findings and results

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