Research Associate and PhD Scholarship opportunities, University of Kent

The School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research (SSPSSR) at the University of Kent is seeking to recruit to these two positions: a Post-Doctoral Research Associate for a fixed period of 1 year on a full time basis, starting 1 April 2014 and a 3 year PhD scholarship starting as soon as possible.
The successful candidates will undertake research as part of an ESRC/MRC funded research programme led by the Head of School (Professor Sarah Vickerstaff) on Managing Late Career Transitions and Extended Working Life. The project involves a consortium of research colleagues from 7 Universities, the Institute of Occupational Medicine and the International Longevity Centre UK, and involves a mixed methods study of the factors encouraging or inhibiting extending working life in the UK.

The Research Associate post holder will be involved primarily in the initial literature review and the quantitative analysis of existing longitudinal data sets. For further detail see:,9840724854&key=39314333&c=714862333423&pagestamp=sexdenteqisfxtvnbm

The Scholarship provides an exciting opportunity to undertake a PhD as part of an innovative research programme in the SSPSSR, one of the largest and highest ranked centres for social science in the UK. The School has a vibrant post-graduate culture and is part of an ESRC Doctoral Training Centre. The research project includes a number of in-depth organisational case studies of current practice and it is envisaged that the PhD student will develop their own research project within this framework. For further detail see:

Informal enquiries may be made to Sarah Vickerstaff :
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