Research Associate in Land Economy

University of Cambridge Cambridge Centre for Housing and Planning Research

Research Associate - Grade 7 (£32,816 to £40,322) Research Assistant - Grade 5 (£26,715 to £30,942)

Cambridge Centre for Housing and Planning Research (CCHPR) University of Cambridge - Department of Land Economy

The Department of Land Economy is looking to appoint a Research Associate or Assistant to join its team of researchers in the Cambridge Centre for Housing and Planning Research (CCHPR).

CCHPR was established in 1990 with the aim of undertaking policy-oriented research and has an international reputation as a leading academic research institution in the fields of housing and planning. We are recruiting for a researcher to join our team who are working across different topics, including:

  1. Housing supply and affordability, planning obligations, house building
  2. Housing for an ageing population
  3. Housing tenure and alternative housing models
  4. Digital innovation and inclusion, smart cities, offsite construction

Information about our current and completed research can be found on our website.

We are seeking a candidate with a PhD (or close to completion) in a relevant field or with equivalent relevant experience to contribute to our programme of research looking at different aspects of housing and planning. You will work on research grant applications, desk-based reviews, data collection and analysis, writing outputs, and dissemination of research findings to different audiences, including through reports and academic publications. You will often be working on more than one research project at a time. In addition to academic research, we also undertake policy and practice focused consultancy research, and are keen to hear from applicants interested in this aspect of our work.

If you are an enthusiastic mixed methods researcher with an excellent understanding of the UK housing market and/or the UK planning system, and are keen to develop your research portfolio, we'd love to hear from you.

Start date: Immediate Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance.

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

Informal enquiries about this post should be directed to the Centre Director, Dr Gemma Burgess, on glb36@cam.ac.uk. Interviews are planned for Thursday 3 June 2021.

Further information about the post can be found in the Further Particulars document.

Please quote reference JP26429 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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