U Sheffield: Research Associate (UK)


Research Associate Covid-19 PPE for Refugees, Sheffield Institute for International Development, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK. Deadline: 19 February 2021.

Sheffield Institute for International Development has a position for a Social Science researcher in Sheffield Institute for International Development (SIID). They are looking for someone with a passion for crafting positive change through using your skills in quantitative and qualitative Social Science methodologies. The successful candidate will be part of an interdisciplinary team that is passionate about improving the lives and livelihood opportunities for refugees and marginalised communities. The project seeks to do this through the lens of Covid-19 personal protective equipment (PPE).

You’ll work alongside scientists and engineers, social scientists and arts practitioners, trainers and development workers to improve the quality and access to Covid-19 PPE for the vulnerable groups that they support. The team will be working with research and development organisations in Jordan to use available resources to develop context specific PPE for Covid-19 and to understand how its availability influences people’s behaviour. Participants will work remotely where possible so you will be working primarily from home, and integrate into and support a multi-national, multicultural team while having the ability to work independently and with only intermittent guidance.

UNU-CRIS Research Fellow (Belgium)

“JobResearch Fellow, Institute on Comparative Regional Integration Studies (CRIS), United Nations University (UNU), Bruges, Belgium. Deadline: 31 January 2021.

UNU-CRIS is looking to recruit a Research Fellow to lead and help advance the research, reputation, and impact of the institute and, more specifically, lead the Regions and Cities Governance Lab (Re-LAB). The specific mission of UNU-CRIS is to foster a better understanding of the processes of regional integration and cooperation and their implications in a changing world order. UNU-CRIS specialises in the comparative study of regional integration, monitoring and assessing regional integration worldwide and in the study of interactions between regional organisations and global institutions. As of October 2016, UNU-CRIS is cooperating with the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and Ghent University.

As a Research Fellow and Cluster Coordinator, you will be expected to (1) champion pioneering research on the institutional dynamics of regional governance that both furthers academic study and is policy-relevant in relation to the UN and UNU’s goals, (2) seek to acquire external research funding, through both responding to calls and seed funding, while building consortiums and partnerships, and (3) manage the cluster, the responsibilities of which include: accompanying growth of research portfolio, managing cluster resources, leading a small research team, mentoring interns, quality control, and external communication.

U Eastern Finland: Multidisciplinary Border Studies (Finland)

“JobSenior Researcher, Multidisciplinary Border Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences and Business Studies, University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu, Finland. Deadline: 27 November 2019.

The University of Eastern Finland is inviting applications for a Senior Researcher in Multidisciplinary Border Studies, as a shared position of the Karelian Institute and the Department of Social Sciences, Joensuu Campus. The position is associated with the Cultural Encounters, Mobilities and Borders (CULTCHANGE) research area of the University of Eastern Finland. The role of the Senior Researcher is to develop and carry out interdisciplinary top-level research in UEF’s CULTCHANGE research area, one of the university’s five strategic top-level international research areas seeking to find solutions to the complex challenges of our changing world. CULTCHANGE studies links between human security, social and cultural borders, and the ability of societies to demonstrate resilience and adaptability in the face of multilevel challenges to social cohesion and sense of belonging. The specific focus of this position will be in developing research strengths in relation to questions of social cohesion and ontological security. While Europe will be the primary focus, a broader comparative perspective is also welcome. As part of the CULTCHANGE community, the researcher will examine processes, impacts, and the consequences of socio-cultural bordering as well as investigate potentials for countering xenophobic and populistic tendencies.