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Research Associate

School of Social Sciences & Humanities

Location:  Aston University Main Campus
Salary:  £38,587 to £40,927
Grade:  Grade 08
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (12 months)
Basis:  Full Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours BST on Tuesday 05 July 2022
Interview Date:  Thursday 14 July 2022
Reference:  R220366
Release Date:  Tuesday 14 June 2022

We are seeking a research associate to join the Centre for Language and Law to contribute to a research project for the family justice system. 

We are looking for someone with the ability to work accurately with data, including extracting data fields in large volumes of web text and entering this data into Excel spreadsheets.  The role includes the ability to maintain the data’s organisational structure, rendering it suitable for post-processing into corpora for socio-linguistic analyses.

The candidate needs to be able to work on their own initiative with data and IT.

Please note we process sensitive data originating in legal contexts and exposure to potentially disturbing content may be an integral part of your work on some of the projects. Where this is the case, we provide appropriate support as part of our commitment to ethical research.

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