University of Nottingham

Senior Research Fellow

2023-12-04 (Europe/London)
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Location: Jubilee Campus 

Salary: £44,263 to £56,021 per annum (pro-rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance. 

Closing Date: Monday 04 December 2023 

Reference: SOC522823

We are looking for an experienced researcher whose expertise lies in the generation and analysis of quantitative education data, to work in the Observatory for Mathematical Education. The Observatory for Mathematical Education is a collaboration between the School of Education and the School of Mathematical Sciences and will generate state-of-the-art, evidence-driven, and policy-relevant research to improve mathematics education, learner outcomes and longer-term benefits for individuals and society.  Its remit stretches through primary and secondary education, to undergraduate study and postgraduate research in mathematics. 

The Observatory will explore how learner pathways and outcomes in mathematics education are impacted by social background, institutions, locations, policies, interventions, time, curriculum, teaching, parents and peer groups, through the analysis of secondary datasets (e.g. the National Pupil Database) and primary data generated by the Observatory’s longitudinal cohort studies.  It will also undertake additional evaluation and intervention projects in mathematics education. 

We believe that our talented and inclusive teams deliver the highest quality research and are seeking applications from quality candidates who enhance the diversity of our existing team. The Observatory is committed to creating opportunities for people traditionally under-represented in mathematical education research and strives to maintain an environment where people can be their authentic selves. 

You will be able to carry out research of a high standard, and evidence, through your experience, how you will undertake original research of international excellence. It will be key that you prepare your work for publication in leading journals and contribute to its distribution at national and international meetings.  

This position is available from 1st January 2024 [or as soon as possible thereafter]. This is a permanent with underlying funding role until 31st October 2028. With the possibility of extension dependent on funding. Hours of work are full-time (36.25 hours); however applications are also welcome from candidates wishing to work part-time (minimum 21.75 hours per week). Please specify in your application if you wish to work part time and the number of preferred hours. We are open to discussing flexible working arrangements with you, though secure data will need to be accessed via the Observatory’s Data Lab on Jubilee Campus, University of Nottingham. Job share arrangements may be considered

If it sounds like you would be a good fit, we look forward to hearing from you.

Interview will take place week commencing 18th December 2023.

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For information about the School of Education and the School of Mathematical Sciences see: and 

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Andrew Noyes email: Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

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Our University is a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community. We welcome those of different cultures, ethnicities and beliefs – indeed this very diversity is vital to our success, it is fundamental to our values and enriches life on campus. We welcome applications from UK, Europe and from across the globe. For more information on the support we offer our international colleagues, see our Moving to Nottingham pages.

Applicants for this post will be considered on an equal basis, subject to the relevant permission to work in the UK as defined by the requirements set out by UK Visas & Immigration.  Please visit: for more information.

For successful international applicants, we provide financial support for your visa and the immigration health surcharge, plus an interest-free loan to help cover the cost of immigration-related expenses for any dependents accompanying you to the UK. For more information please see our Financial support for visas and the immigration health surcharge webpages.

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Senior Research Fellow
University Park Nottingham, United Kingdom
Application deadline
2023-12-04 23:59 (Europe/London)
2023-12-05 00:59 (CET)
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