Convocatoria Becas: 3 Postdoctoral Research Fellows – Leeds University Business School(Plazo: 2 de noviembre de 2017)

Convocatoria Becas: 3 Postdoctoral Research Fellows – Leeds University Business School

Organismo: Leeds University Business School



Do you have experience in multi-sited and cross-national ethnography of workplaces, unions or labour activism? Would you like to investigate the emerging hybrid areas of work, and to join an exceptional transdisciplinary research project? Do you want to further your career in one of the UK’s leading research intensive Universities?

You will be a post-doctoral researcher experienced in qualitative methods in labour studies and will work on a multi-method research project aimed at investigating the challenges of social protection and labour representation in the ‘hybrid areas of work’.

The three successful candidates will work both independently and as part of a larger team of researchers, within a project funded by the European Research Council at the Leeds University Business School, and led by Dr Annalisa Murgia. You will carry out case studies in two European countries to understand to what extent and under which conditions solo self-employed workers are able to develop collective practices of organising, focusing not only on unions, but also on alternative associations and emerging claims-making activities.



  • A first degree and PhD (or close to completion) in social sciences (e.g. sociology, political sociology, social movements, urban studies, human geography, anthropology etc.);
  • A strong background in qualitative and ethnographic methods;
  • A consolidated knowledge of issues relating to nonstandard employment relations;
  • Excellent, advanced analytical and problem-solving skills including relevant experience of multi-sited ethnography and qualitative analysis using Atlas.ti, NVivo or similar packages;

Experience in planning and conducting independent research projects and a publication record in peer-reviewed journals;

  • Effective organisational skills demonstrated by a proven ability to manage a large research project involving complex data sets;
  • A flexible attitude to working practices;
  • The ability to work both independently and as part of a team including an enthusiastic, pro-active and co-operative approach;
  • The ability to use your initiative, particularly in the development of multidisciplinary collaborations and establishing new partnerships;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including presentation skills and the ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of stakeholders, including the countries where the ethnography will be conducted.
  • You may also have:
  • Experience of presenting data at national or international meetings;
  • A track record of successful, high quality, publications on human resource management, employment relations, industrial relations, social movements or a closely allied discipline;
  • The ability to build and maintain collaborations with other researchers working in related areas


Número de Becas: 3


Solicitudes: You can apply for this role online; more guidance can be found on our How to Apply information page


Plazo Estimado de Presentación: 02/11/2017




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