U Sheffield: Research Associate (UK)

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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.