Research Officer: Food Practices and Employed Families with Younger Children

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    Research Officer (0.5fte)
    > Reference: 6AC-CHTCRU-4877
    > Closing Date: Friday 02 October 2009
    > Salary: £24,153 to £28,840 pro rata per annum, plus pro rata of
    > £2,323 London Allowance per annum
    > Available for one year
    > The Thomas Coram Research Unit, Institute of Education, is looking
    > for a 0.5 fte Grade 6 Research Officer to work on an innovative
    > mixed methods research project, Food Practices and Employed Families
    > with Younger Children. The study is funded by the ESRC and the Food
    > Standards Agency and will be led by Professor Julia Brannen, Ann
    > Mooney and Dr Rebecca O’Connell. You will work with children and
    > families to generate data via a variety of predominantly qualitative
    > research methods and assist with data analysis and the writing of
    > reports and other materials.
    > You will need a good first degree or equivalent qualification in
    > sociology, anthropology, nutrition or related discipline and
    > relevant research experience, possibly gained as part of a degree
    > course. The ability to work flexibly, creatively, and sensitively
    > with children from a wide age range and with families from diverse
    > backgrounds is essential. Experience of employing a range of
    > qualitative research methods and using qualitative data analysis
    > software packages is desirable, although training will be provided
    > where necessary.
    > The post will involve travel across England and some overnight
    > stays. Access to a car is desirable.
    > This appointment will be subject to an enhanced CRB Disclosure.
    > Full details: http://jobs.ioe.ac.uk/Vacancy.aspx?ref=6AC-CHTCRU-4877

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