Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary £20,001.00 - £40,000.00 gross per year
  • Leeds


Do you have an aptitude for carrying out research? Are you experienced in qualitative methods (interviews and focus groups)? Do you have a sound academic knowledge of HRM, knowledge transfer, learning and skills?

We are looking to recruit a Research Assistant or Research Fellow to support an ongoing research project into learning and knowledge transfer in the Fire and Rescue Services, which may be extended into the emergency services more generally. You will work with Professor Irena Grugulis, Professor of Work and Skills, Dr Hugh Cook, Lecturer in Employment Relations and HRM, and Dr James Brooks, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, who will jointly supervise the project.The project examines the ways that firefighters work and learn together in a professional community of practice.

You will be required to schedule and conduct focus groups and interviews, examine primary documents, manage the transcription process and carry out other relevant tasks as required.

We would be happy to hear from people wishing to work part time.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

Professor Irena Grugulis

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 4460;

Location: Leeds - Main Campus

Faculty/Service: Faculty of Business

School/Institute: Leeds University Business School

Category: Research

Grade: Grade 6 to Grade 7

Salary: £27,511 to £40,322 p.a.

Post Type: Full Time

Contract Type: Fixed Term (for 6 months due to funding)

Release Date: Tuesday 03 December 2019

Closing Date: Sunday 08 December 2019

Downloads: Candidate Brief

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