Post-Doctoral Research Assistant

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Egham, England
Job Type
Full Time
Date Posted
12 days ago

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Royal Holloway, University of London - School of Business and Management

Salary:£35,931 to £42,456 per annum pro rata inclusive of London Allowance 1
Hours:Full Time
Contract Type:Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On:12th October 2020
Closes:6th November 2020


Fixed-Term, 36 months

Salary in the range of £35,931 to £42,456 per annum pro rata inclusive of London Allowance 1*

*This is the expected starting salary for this post however appointment at a higher point may be made for candidates who demonstrate exceptional skills and experience relevant to the role.

Applications are invited for the post of Post-Doctoral Research Assistant in the School of Business and Management.

The successful candidate will contribute to the URKI GCRF South-South Migration, Inequalities and Development (MIDEQ) Hub. Specifically, the PDRA will support Professors G Hari Harindranath (School of Business & Management) and Tim Unwin (Department of Geography) on the development of research within the work package on digital technologies, inequalities and migration across the six migration ‘corridors’ in which the MIDEQ Hub is working but particularly focusing on their work in the following migration ‘corridors’: Nepal-Malaysia, Ghana-China, Ethiopia-South Africa, and Haiti-Brazil. The PDRA will be based in the School of Business and Management at Royal Holloway, University of London but will work across the School and the Department of Geography and within the UNESCO Chair for ICT4D. Occasional overseas travel will be an essential component of this role.  The post’s central focus will be on working with migrants and tech developers in partner countries to facilitate the development of digital technologies that will reduce inequalities identified by migrants. The successful candidate will have the ability to develop excellent working relationships with diverse and international team members and have technical expertise relating to the design and implementation of digital technology interventions.  

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 where the College is situated in a beautiful, leafy campus near to Windsor Great Park and within commuting distance from London. However, the post-holder will be required to travel nationally and internationally to fulfil the responsibilities of this role.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Prof G Hari Harindranath at [email protected] or Prof Tim Unwin at [email protected].

To view further details of this post and to apply please visit queries on the application process the Human Resources Department can be contacted by email at: [email protected]

In addition to completion of the online application form applicants are also required to upload two references. Please ensure these documents are uploaded in order for your application to be considered.

Please quote the reference: 1020-215

Closing Date:  Midnight, Friday 6 November 2020  

Interview Date: Interviews will be held in the week commencing 16 November 2020

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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