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Research assistant opportunity in Centre for Population Change

Published: 26 June 2009

The dynamics of household change and living arrangements across the life course.

The University of Southampton in collaboration with a consortium of Scottish Universities has recently been awarded £5million by the ESRC to establish the UK’s first ESRC funded centre for research on population change. As part of this research, we are currently looking to recruit a Senior Research Assistant/Research Fellow on a 3 year fixed term contract.

You will conduct qualitative research as part of a strand of research on household dynamics and living arrangements across the life course, under the guidance of Professors Sue Heath, Maria Evandrou and Jane Falkingham. You will contribute to three consecutive and linked projects: the first on the living arrangements of young people in the UK, with a focus on young people’s housing strategies; the second on the dynamics of household change in mid-life, with a focus on adult returners to the parental home; and the third on the dynamics of household change in later life, with a focus on understanding pathways into institutional care.

You will have a postgraduate qualification in a relevant social science discipline and experience in conducting qualitative fieldwork and analysis, including qualitative interviewing.

To find out more about the opportunity and to apply, please see our job opportunities.

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