Research Assistant, 26th Aug


Job DescriptionThis opportunity is available for current Manchester Met students to apply for; if your application is successful, we will arrange for you to complete your full Jobs4Students registration before you start work.

Two PhD students are required to support an ongoing EU funded project on Migrant Children’s Education Team ( The role will include:

  • Periodical visiting selected primary schools in Manchester for primary data collection (a DBS check will be required from successful applicants).
  • Transcription of interviews/workshops.
  • Preparation of reports.

Working hours
One of the roles will be for one day per week (up to 8 hours, flexible) from mid-September 2019 to March 2020.
The other role will be for one day per week (up to 8 hours, flexible) from mid-September to December 2019, and then for two days per week (up to 16 hours, flexible) from January 2020 to June 2020. Exact hours to be arranged with the successful students. 

Benefits to the student
By working this role, students will have the opportunity to:

  • Gain primary research data collection experience.
  • Network with project partners.
  • Develop independent research skills such as report writing and synthesis of findings.

Person SpecificationThis role is open to Manchester Met students from the Faculty of Arts & Humanities studying at PhD level in the 2019/2020 academic year. Furthermore, students must have experience of:

  • Ethnographic research skills.
  • Interview techniques with school children and teachers.
  • Focus group/workshops.
  • Time management.
  • Report writing.
  • Transcription of interviews.
  • Survey design and collection of data.
  • Data inputting and basic analysis for national reports.

How to ApplyApplications must be made via the Apply button, completing the form on the following page. You will also need to submit a CV in a single Word or PDF document, and add this to ‘My CVs’ on your account. Once you have done this, you will be able to attach this to your application on the next page. Applications via e-mail will not be accepted.

The closing date for applications is 23:59 on Monday 26th August 2019. 

If you would require any reasonable adjustments, if selected, to attend the interview/assessment please let us know ( This information will only be used if you are selected for an interview.

More information can be found here.


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