PERU are recruiting 2 Research Associates focused on data management and analysis
The post holder will be based in the Policy Evaluation and Research Unit (PERU) and will work full time on research and evaluation projects that cover criminal justice and wider social policy including welfare, education and housing. They will work primarily in the development of research in the field of quantitative social science with a particular focus on assembling, cleaning and analysing large data sets drawn from organisations working in sectors such as criminal justice, welfare and education.
The post holder will work for part of their time on criminal justice projects covering offender rehabilitation, custody and aspects of policing. These will use varied methods including Rapid Evidence Assessments (REAs), evaluations (implementation, impact and economic), all with a focus on quantitative methods and analysist. Other projects are likely to be in a number of sectors including welfare, education and housing.
He/she will work closely with senior research staff in PERU to analyse and disseminate research findings through relevant journals, conferences, and seminars, in order to further the institution’s standing in the HE and research community and contribute to the development of new areas in the field of criminal justice social policy.
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Please note that we currently have 2 vacancies - one permanent post and one 2 year fixed-term post.