Research Assistant
City Site

Job reference: 06705

Location: City Site

Closing date: 02/09/2019

Salary : Grade F (£24,461 - £27,511 p.a.)

Employment type: Fixed-term contract

Department: x2

School/Section : Nottingham Business School

Additional Information: Fixed-term until January 2020


Nottingham Trent University is seeking to employ three research assistants to support a multi-disciplinary team researching hand car washes across the UK. We are seeking individuals with particular skill sets and interests, to be employed for a maximum fixed term of 4 months (dependent on available start date), with the contract terminating at the end of December 2019/January 2020.

Duties will include mapping hand car washes using our established search methodology across a range of urban and rural locations in the UK, working with the research team to refine our risk classification and apply it to identified hand car washes. There will also be the opportunity to work with the team to share and monitor the classifications validity with an external partner. The role may require candidates to travel to a number of urban and rural locations but we expect the majority of the roles tasks to be desk based at our city site.

The ideal candidate will have an academic background in social science, business, economics or geography (or equivalent subject) (with a 2.1 or higher in a social science or business degree, and a MSc/MA). This post would particularly suit individuals who are preparing to start a PhD and who wish to support research that aims to make a difference within the informal economy with external partners. An interest in the informal economy, workers rights and industrial relations are desirable but not a requirement.

Interview date: 11 September 2019 (with the successful candidates invited to begain work as soon as possible)

For further information  regarding this post please contact Professor Ian Clark , via email 


This role does not meet the minimum requirements set by UK Visas & Immigration to enable sponsorship of migrant workers.  Therefore we cannot progress applications from candidates who require sponsorship to work in the UK.


Successful applicants will usually be appointed to the base of the advertised salary grade, except in justifiable circumstances.



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