Postgraduate Research Assistant - Self-recovery Housing for Development

Updated: 8 months ago
Location: Oxford, ENGLAND
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 03 Feb 2020

This post is a great opportunity to work on a high profile research project which will have an impact on humanitarian shelter practice. This role is fixed term until 31 March 2021.

As Research Assistant you will support the Humanitarian Shelter Team at the Centre for Development Practice in the Department of Architecture at Oxford Brookes University. There will be close coordination with research colleagues at partner organisations in the research project: CARE UK, CRS, Habitat for Humanity and CRAterre.

This is a support role to assist us in both administrative and research activities.

As Research Assistant - Self-recovery Housing for Development you will be responsible for:

  • The provision of any support required for fieldwork logistics;
  • Organising relevant project meetings, workshops and conferences;
  • The production and dissemination of reports from these events and research activities;
  • Supporting research activities including providing support for the development of the research methodologies, data collection, analysis, write-up and dissemination.

You will be self-motivated, well-organised, resourceful and capable of managing your workload independently. You will also need to be able to work collaboratively across disciplines and organisations. It is essential to understand the need for sensitivity while working in a participatory manner with colleagues from different cultural backgrounds.

As one of the largest employers in Oxford we pride ourselves in the great experience we offer our staff. You'll be joining a friendly, professional environment where every member of staff is recognised as important to the success of Oxford Brookes University. To find out more about the benefits of working for Oxford Brookes please visit:

The University has adopted equality, diversity and inclusion as core values. We welcome applications from suitably qualified candidates whatever their background, and especially from BAME candidates who are under-represented in our workforce.

International applicants from outside the EU will need to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK.

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