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Research Associate (Fixed Term)

Centre of Development Studies

The Centre of Development Studies within the Department of Politics and International Studies in the University of Cambridge is seeking to appoint a Post-Doctoral Research Associate (PDRA), to assist Dr Saxena, CoI on the GCRF RCUK project 'Comprehensive Capacity-Building in the Eastern Neighbourhood and Central Asia: research integration, impact governance and sustainable communities' (ES/PO10849/1).

The project sets to establish 'regional hubs of excellence' at the top-level HEIs in Belarus, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan, in order to develop research partnerships, and help improve their governance, impact and outreach capacity. The successful candidate will be required to lead one of the project's three work streams focusing on 'Sustainable Communities', entailing a particular set of responsibilities:

  • Contribute to the project's conceptual and empirical development including in the form of major academic outputs and conference attendance
  • Contribute to the development of a composite and country-specific Public Outreach Strategies and relevant KPIs for individual partner-institutions
  • Organise public needs assessment; school information fair; citizen juries and BBC Question Time events in the partner countries
  • Contribute to report-writing and evaluation of project results

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

The post is available with immediate effect for a period of three years.

The closing date for applications is: 15 June 2018.

Informal enquiries can be made to Dr. Siddharth Saxena,

Please quote reference UE15612 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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