Senior Research Assistant – UK Military Veterans Map of Need Project

Opening Date:
10 Jul 2017
Closing Date:
16 Jul 2017
Salary Range:

Applications are invited to join an established research team in order to deliver a MoD funded project aiming to produce and maintain a UK-wide map of veterans’ health and social care needs. The map will be primarily populated from geo-location data derived from an (already developed) bespoke software application in addition to secondary analysis of existing data sources. The cumulative data, once analysed, will deliver up-to-date strategic information to the MoD Covenant Grants Team.

This post is suitable for a social geographer, public health academic or quantitative social scientist and is tenable from June 2017. The successful applicant will possess demonstrable expertise in the use of GIS software and the analysis of geo-spatial data including the statistical analysis of trends. We further anticipate that the successful applicant will have experience in the use of SPSS and its application in either social geography, public health or quantitative social science. A PhD in a relevant subject area is essential.

It would be beneficial for the successful applicant to have an empathetic awareness of the needs of the ex-service community and their families, derived from either personal experience or previous academic study.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Dr Mick Hill on (+44)191 2156623

Please note that if you do not have permission to work in the UK, Northumbria University may not be able to obtain a Certificate of Sponsorship for you to take up this position.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 therefore the successful candidate will be subject to a Criminal Records Bureau check.