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About the role
We are seeking to appoint a Research Assistant to join the Centre for Hate Studies which is based in the School of Criminology. The Centre for Hate Studies offers evidence-based expertise to policy-makers and practitioners to improve how they engage with diversity, support victims and tackle hate and extremism. This Centre delivers on this strategic purpose by:

• Undertaking transformative research and evaluation within the field of hate studies.
• Engaging in knowledge exchange and impact-related activities.
• Delivering face to face and digital Continuing Professional Development (CPD) training to prof
essionals from a wide range of different sectors, including criminal justice, local government, health and social care, and education.
 
You will provide research support on a series of externally funded projects and we welcome applications from candidates who possess expertise in the field of hate studies.

About you
With a postgraduate degree in a relevant area, you will have experience in qualitative and quantitative research methods alongside strong analytical abilities. We are looking for a self-starter, who can work independently and collaboratively as part of a team.
Additional information

For informal enquiries, please contact Dr Stevie-Jade Hardy on 0116 252 3784 or sj.hardy@leicester.ac.uk.

We anticipate that interviews will take place on 14 January 2020.

Leicester is a leading University committed to international excellence, world-changing research and high quality, inspirational teaching. We are strongly committed to inclusivity, promoting equality and celebrating diversity among our staff and students. You will develop your career in a supportive and collaborative academic environment in one of the world’s leading research-intensive universities; elite in the excellence of our research, yet distinctive for the genuine synergy between our research and teaching

In return for your hard work, we offer a working environment that is committed to inclusivity, through promoting equality and valuing diversity. We offer a competitive salary package with excellent pension scheme and a generous annual leave allowance. Located close to Leicester city centre, our award winning campus benefits from a wide range of cafes, a fully equipped sports centre and nursery facilities. Further information regarding our extensive range of staff benefits is available here.