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View All Vacancies Research Assistant x4 (Fixed Term until 31 March 2021) Faculty Office – Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment Location:

Birmingham, England Salary

£30,831 to £33,512 per annum Closing Date:

To Be Confirmed Reference

Sunday 27 September 2020 Interview Date:

082020-285-R Birmingham City University is a large and diverse place to work right in the heart of the city and we currently have an exciting opportunity for a member of staff to join our dynamic team. We have invested £340 million in our campuses and facilities, including a major expansion of our City Centre Campus.

The Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment will make submissions to the Research Excellence Framework REF2021 by 31 March 2021 in three Units of Assessment (UoAs) namely Computer Science and Informatics; Engineering; and Architecture, Built Environment and Planning . To further bolster the development of Impact Case Studies and the Environment Statements in these UoAs the Faculty wishes to recruit four UoA subject specific Research Assistants to help support the development and drafting of the Faculty’s REF2021 submission. This is an excellent short-term opportunity to complement your discipline specific research skills with an understanding of the how societal and economic impacts arise from research activities as well as an appreciation of how a wider university research environment is developed and maintained. The RoleWorking closely with the current Faculty and University REF development teams you will provide dedicated support to allocated impact leads such that their case studies are developed and presented in an optimal manner. You will also support the UoA REF teams in the drafting of Environment Statements, and as required for the facilitation of the Faculty’s overall REF submission.The successful candidates will; Work independently with academic staff in the Faculty and in partnership with Impact Officers in the Research Office, and with external partners and funders to investigate and collate evidence of research impact. Assist in the preparation of impact case studies and environment statements to the highest possible standard of clarity for expert and lay audiences.Develop external relationships and collaborations with researchers, industry, service users and other stakeholders to understand and enhance the impact of our research activities.Analyse the scale of the reach and significance of each element of the impacts in specified case studies, and instigate measures to optimise these indices. Collect, collate and present the impact of research activities and supporting evidence as specified by the BCU REF systems and processes.

Contribute to the wider dissemination of the impact of research activities via the university web pages, other social media and external promotions by working with the Research Web and Social Media Officers in the Research Office.Any other duties to support research active staff to prepare and contribute to the REF2021.Two of the research assistants will support the REF Unit of Assessment 11 (Computer Science and Informatics), and one each for UoA 12 (Engineering) and UoA 13 (Architecture, Built Environment and Planning). Applicants must have a background in one of these subject areas. Skills and ExperienceEssential Be educated to degree and ideally a higher degree level in a related subject Have research experience in their subject areaBe able to work collaboratively with colleagues, external partners and the publicHave excellent communication and interpersonal skills and have previous experience preparing research for external publicationBe committed to anti-discriminatory workingHave excellent interpersonal administrative and organisational skillsDesirableHave good Word-processing and multimedia skillsHave familiarity with statistical analysis packages Be experienced in communicating their subject understanding to wider audiencesPlease contact cham.athwal@bcu.ac.uk for an informal discussion about the role. Closing date for advert and applications is Sunday 27 September 2020. Email details to a friend Apply Online Further details: Job Description Core Values Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

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