Graduate Research Assistant

University of Exeter Published: 08/01/2017


Job titleGraduate Research AssistantJob referenceP58179Date posted01/08/2017Application closing date08/08/2017LocationExeterSalaryThe starting salary will be from £26,052 pa (pro rata) within the Grade E band (£26,052 - £32,958), depending on qualifications and experience.PackageGenerous holiday allowances, flexible working, pension scheme and relocation package (if applicable).Job category/typeResearchJob description

College of Humanities


The University of Exeter is a Russell Group university that combines world-class research with very high levels of student satisfaction. Exeter has over 21,000 students from more than 130 different countries and is in the top 1% of universities in the world with 98% of its research rated as being of international quality. Our research focuses on some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today. We encourage proactive engagement with industry, business and community partners to enhance the impact of research and education and improve the employability of our students.


The post

The College wishes to recruit a part-time (47% FTE) Graduate Research Assistant to support the work of Professor Gabriella Giannachi. The HLF funded post is available from 1st September 2017 on a fixed term basis until 28th February 2019. The successful applicant will act as co-ordinator in the City Museum project, working with the project partners and the general public towards the successful achievement of the project objectives. These include securing accreditation for the museum and migration to Europeana; training of volunteers and liaising with the public; the creation of storage space and three exhibitions.


About you

The successful applicant will be able to present information on research progress and outcomes, communicate complex information, orally, in writing and electronically and prepare proposals and applications to external bodies.


Applicants will be educated to first degree level or possess an equivalent qualification/experience in a related field of study or equivalent experience and be able to demonstrate sufficient knowledge in the discipline and of research methods and techniques to work within established research programmes. Ideally, the successful applicant will have an independent research programme that will strengthen and complement the existing team at the University and ECFC. It would be desirable for the successful candidate to be able to demonstrate the following qualities and characteristics:


-        Specialist knowledge of football history, curation and digital archiving as well as experience in the creation of a sport archive or the curation of an exhibition.

-        A strong record in liaising with communities, or demonstrable potential to work with communities, and preferably experience at dealing with people suffering from mild dementia.


What we can offer you

-        Freedom (and the support) to pursue your intellectual interests and to work creatively across disciplines to produce internationally exciting research;

-        Support teams that understand the University wide research and teaching goals and partner with our academics accordingly

-        An Innovation, Impact and Business directorate that works closely with our academics providing specialist support for external engagement and development

-        Our Exeter Academic initiative supporting high performing academics to achieve their potential and develop their career


The University offers some fantastic benefits including 41 days leave per year, options for flexible working, numerous discounts at leading retailers, an onsite gym, free yoga and pilates, a cycle to work scheme and a stunning campus environment in the heart of Exeter.  If you are not currently in Exeter please have a look at our website ( for some further information on what a beautiful part of the country we are based in.


To view the Job Description and Person Specification document please click here


For further information please contact Gabriella Giannachi, e-mail or telephone (01392) 722423.


Interviews will take place on 24th August 2017.


The University of Exeter is an equal opportunity employer.  We are officially recognised as a Disability Confident employer and an Athena Swan accredited institution.  Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforc

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