Psychology - UK Jobs

Campus: Coleraine
Salary: £28,773 – £32,361
Fixed-term until 31/07/2024
Closing Date: Thursday 7th July 2022 at 15:00
Reference Number: 013522


We are a university with a national and international reputation for excellence, innovation and regional engagement, making a major contribution to the economic, social and cultural development of Northern Ireland.

Our core business activities are teaching and learning, widening access to education, research and innovation and technology and knowledge transfer.


Ulster University is seeking a Research Associate to play a key role in the Arts and Humanities Research Council funded project Bordered Youth: Analysing Citizenship and Identities in Post-Brexit Northern Ireland.

This post offers an exciting opportunity for a researcher to work with a team of investigators exploring the future of the Irish Border as envisaged by young people living alongside it. The post-holder will be required to liaise and work with a diverse range of stakeholders involved in youth work and related sectors within Northern Ireland. They will play an important role in supporting the research team to draft, publish and disseminate the findings and recommendations of the research in both academic and non-academic outlets. They will also be involved in the organisation of outreach and impact events.

The post-holder will have experience of working with young people (aged 16 to 24) in either a professional or voluntary basis. The Research Associate will play a full part in the academic life of the Faculty of Life and Health Sciences with opportunities for professional development through publication and other activities.


  • A completed doctorate in human geography (or a cognate relevant field e.g. sociology, psychology, youth work, politics, education)
  • Experience of conducting qualitative research, analysing and coding qualitative data


  • Competitive salary
  • Generous annual leave entitlement promoting a healthy work/life balance – plus an additional 15 days per year when the university is closed
  • Enrolment in USS pension scheme – employer contribution of 21.1%
  • An environment that supports flexible working and allows you to balance both work and home life
  • An open and inclusive environment that celebrates and welcomes diversity
  • On-site and discounted sports/gym facilities (3 months’ free gym membership at either the Jordanstown, Coleraine or Magee Campus)
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Exposure to the very latest in cutting edge technologies including Dell, Aruba, Checkpoint and Avaya, feeding your passion for IT
  • Autonomy in your role to make impactful decisions and changes to company processes

The School of Geography & Environmental Sciences holds a Bronze Athena SWAN Award in recognition of our commitment to advancing gender equality. You can read more about what this means on our University website.

The University has a range of initiatives to support a family friendly working environment, including flexible working.

The University is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applicants from all sections of the community, particularly from those with disabilities. Appointment will be made on merit.

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