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GCU London Research Project: Fashion, Identity and Inequalities: Building a Literature Database – Application deadline extended to Wednesday 19th July 2017!

29/06/2017

Application deadline extended to Wednesday 19th July 2017!

GCU London research project: Fashion, Identity and Inequalities: Building a literature database

A graduate will be recruited as a researcher, to conduct critical literature reviews in the area of Fashion, Identity and Inequalities, including the specific methodologies utilised in these areas.  The researcher will be required to scope existing literature to identify relevant research studies and papers, in order to identify gaps that will form the basis for future research. The specific foci of the literature reviews will be dependent on the various areas of interest of the research team. The researcher will also write summaries and contribute to the writing of reviews for publication, which will focus on a range of research questions identified by the research team; the overall findings of studies and conclusions of commentaries; the range of theories developed/applied; types of methodologies utilised.

Key responsibilities:

  • To search existing databases and other literature and media sources using appropriate key words and search terms, with guidance from supervisors/research team
  • To identify and select relevant literature
  • To write summaries of literature in accordance with identified research questions
  • To create appropriate databases within Endnote, input relevant literature and information and manage the databases
  • To provide regular progress reports to supervisors and research team
  • To contribute to the writing of literature reviews for publication

Person specification

 Essential criteria:

  • High personal motivation and self-management
  • Excellent skills in conducting critical literature reviews, including ability to scope appropriate databases, academic and grey literature, and media.
  • Knowledge in the area of Fashion
  • Ability to take responsibility in meeting deadlines and making progress both with and without direct supervision.
  • Excellent skills in note-taking
  • Excellent critical reading skills
  • Excellent academic writing skills
  • Excellent skills in referencing
  • Ability to learn new skills quickly (e.g learning how to use new software).
  • Excellent IT skills with Microsoft Office and general internet and electronic communications

Desirable criteria

  • Knowledge in the area of Identities and Inequalities
  • Experience and skill in using ENDNOTE

Eligibility

Must be based in London to work at GCU London campus

Hours and pay:

Hourly pay = £17.58 per hour

Would prefer 2 days per week (7 hours per day) for 16 weeks, however days per week/number of weeks are negotiable

Must be available to start August/September 2017 (start date and work-days negotiable/flexible but preferably Tuesdays – Thursdays)

  Closing date for applications:

19th July 12.00pm, 2017.

If you would like to apply for this post, please ensure you clearly indicate how you meet each of the person criteria in a CV and covering letter.  In the covering letter, please address these three points specifically:

  • Your excellent skills in conducting critical literature reviews, including ability to scope appropriate databases, academic and grey literature, and media.
  • Your knowledge in the area of Fashion
  • Your ability to take responsibility in meeting deadlines and making progress both with and without direct supervision.

Please send your CV and covering letter by email to: Bipasha.Ahmed@gcu.ac.uk by the closing date.    We will be making a decision based on application only; therefore if you are not clear how you meet the criteria, your application will not be successful.

This role is also being advertise at https://gcu.prospects.ac.uk

Vacancy reference number: GCU170629/371

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