Postdoctoral Research Assistant to the Professoriate

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

Job posting number: #7104062 (Ref:AHCPC1050)

Posted: June 27, 2022

Job Description

Are you an experienced researcher looking for a different challenge?  Do you have a background in Performance and/or Cultural Industries?  Do you want to further your career in one of the UK’s leading research intensive Universities?

This postdoctoral research assistant role is to offer bespoke support to the professoriate of the School of Performance and Cultural industries, currently numbering three senior researchers, Professors, Alice O’Grady, Jonathan Pitches and Ben Walmsley. The successful applicant will work closely with each researcher, tailoring support to their respective needs, at any moment in the academic calendar. They will also form an important contact point for the growing postdoctoral community in the School, facilitating a mentoring programme, and contributing to the further enhancement of the School’s research culture. Specific disciplinary knowledge of the individual’s research fields is not necessary, but an ability to work across performance and cultural industries research, and support its continued growth, is essential. 

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Professor Jonathan Pitches, Head of School, email: [email protected]


Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Arts, Humanities & Cultures
School/Institute:  School of Performance & Cultural Industries (PCI)
Category:  Research
Grade:  Grade 7
Salary:  £34,304 to £40,927 p.a. pro rata
Working Time:  0.6 FTE (22.5 hours per week) from 1 August 2022
Post Type:  Part Time
Contract Type:  Ongoing
Release Date:  Friday 24 June 2022
Closing Date:  Thursday 07 July 2022
Reference:  AHCPC1050


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