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Post-Doctoral Researcher

Salary:  £36,159 to £41,196 per annum
Initial appointment will be in the above range per annum (depending on experience)
Post Type: Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (24 months)
Closing Date:  23.59 hours GMT on Thursday 05 December 2019
Interview Date:  Wednesday 11 December 2019
Reference:  38-2019

The Institute of Development Studies (IDS) is a global research and learning organisation for equitable and sustainable change, based in Brighton.

The Governance Team at IDS has secured a new ESRC funded project, Sustaining Power: Women’s struggles against backlash in contemporary South Asia (SuPWR). The project aims to understand the strategies and mechanisms through which women’s movements are able to retain power and sustain gains against backlash and counter attacks.

We are looking for an enthusiastic post-doctoral researcher who is passionate about women’s rights and gender justice, and would like to play a key role in working with us to shape and deliver on a mixed-methods project on women’s struggles against backlash in South Asia. 

Applicants should have a PhD in social sciences along with research experience in South Asia, specifically using a range of qualitative methods, including interviews, participatory tools, and political economy analysis. Applicants should also have a strong grounding in the understanding of power (including your own positionality); and be sensitive and agile to be able to work with women’s struggles and research partners. 

The successful candidate will have excellent analytical, writing and communication skills and be able to work autonomously, with minimal supervision. A willingness to travel overseas (to the four South Asian countries – Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Pakistan) is essential to this role and a working knowledge of Hindi/ Urdu would be a strong asset. 

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