Research Assistant

University of Leeds


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** This post is open to current Post Graduate Research students only*

Would you like to gain experience in supporting an on-going research project focused on entrepreneurship in the UK’s farming sector? Want to develop your qualitative research skills? Interested in topics related to food, farming and Net-Zero? Do you want to further your career in one of the UKs leading research-intensive Universities?

We are looking for a Research Assistant to support on-going research activities being conducted at LUBS on supporting upland farmers in England in adapting to the rollout of the new Environmental Land Schemes and increasing sectoral pressures to research Net-Zero goals.   You will work alongside Dr Peter Gittins and Dr Deema Refai on the project and assist in data collection, sorting and analyses of data, alongside the creation of the project and assist in data collection, sorting and analyses of data, alongside the creation of project   outputs (engagement events, blog posts and publications).  This is part of on-going research in the Centre for Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Studies building on the emerging area of research into Constrained Rural Entrepreneurship.  If you have prior experience in conducting qualitative research (i.e. at MSc Dissertation level and beyond) then get in touch.  If you are interested in food production, farming agriculture, sustainability then I’d like to hear from you. 

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Dr Peter, Gittins, Lecturer in Entrepreneurship Studies

Email: [email protected]  

Location:  Leeds – Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Business
School/Institute:  Management Department
Category:  Research
Grade: 
Grade 6
Salary: 

£29,762 to £35,308
p.a. pro rata
Working Time:  5 hours per week
Post Type: 

Part Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (3 months)
Release Date:  Monday 12 June 2023
Closing Date:  Monday 26 June 2023
Reference:  BUSMG1002
Downloads:  Candidate Brief

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