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PPE Research Assistants

Undergraduate finalists on the PPE Programme only.

The PPE team are pleased to announce an exciting opportunity to work in one of the three departments during the course of your final year of study. This year, we are offering up to 4 paid Student Research Assistant opportunities.

Information on the projects is available here.

Working as a research assistant is a paid opportunity to gain valuable skills for employment like communication skills, report writing, event organisation and project management. Research Assistants will work with academic members of staff to support research, teaching and student experience. This is a great opportunity to add to your CV and gain an insight into how an academic department operates.

In Week 6, we will announce the shortlisted candidates and invite them for interview. The successful candidates can expect to begin work from Week 8, and will be offered a contract for up to 20 weeks according to the project's requirements. (The specific weeks will be determined through negotiation between the successful candidates, their supervisor and PPE).

Informal enquiries should be directed to c dot watters at warwick dot ac dot uk.

General job specification
Vacancy: 4 positions available
Description:

The PPE Programme invites applications for the position of Student Research Assistant. Students in this role will work within a PPE department for (up to) 8 hours per week, assisting members of the Department with research, teaching preparation and/or enhancing students’ experience. As this work often involves the handling of confidential information, applicants should have (or will be willing to develop) a good understanding of the Data Protection Act.

All appointments will be subject to a probationary period of 4 working weeks.

General Responsibilities:

◾ Administrative tasks (e.g. writing emails, typing up notes, data entry)
◾ Assisting in qualitative and/or quantitative research (e.g. statistical data analysis, bibliographies, blog or site updates, summarising articles, literature review)
◾ Assisting with teaching preparation (e.g. updating reading lists, seeking out and adding new material, discussing curriculum structure, reviewing technologies)

Specific Responsibilities can be found in the tasks and requirements of the individual projects.

Criteria:

◾ Excellent academic marks
◾ Prior research and/or relevant experience to meet the responsibilities of the projects you are interested in
◾ Good knowledge of Microsoft Office suite
◾ Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

Salary: £10/hour

Expected Start Date: Week 8

Application Deadline: Monday 6th November, 12pm

Required application documents:
◾ Cover letter
◾ CV

How to apply

You should submit an application form and your supporting documents on the webpage above:

1.Write a covering letter detailing why you wish to apply and what experience you will bring to the role.

2. Make us aware of your availability to attend interview on in Week 7.

3.Submit the application form online, including your covering letter and CV.

Please note that incomplete, late, or emailed applications will NOT be considered.

The deadline for applications is Monday 6th November, 12pm. Shortlisted candidates will be notified by the end of Week 6.