Research Assistant Post

Politics & International Relations
New Political Communication Unit

Research Assistant

Salary: £29,600 per annum, inclusive of London weighting
1-year full-time appointment beginning 7 January 2008

Applications are invited for a Research Assistant to join a team working on an interdisciplinary project entitled, ‘Legitimising the Discourses of Radicalisation: Political Violence in the New Media Ecology’. The research is funded by the ESRC New Security Challenges Programme, ‘Radicalisation’ and Violence – A Critical Reassessment.

The successful candidate will work with Dr. Akil Awan and Dr. Ben O’Loughlin at the New Political Communication Unit, based in the Department of Politics and International Relations, and with colleagues at the University of Warwick. The candidate will identify, collate, and analyse a range of online and other media content, and will be expected to contribute fully to activities and dissemination organised within the remit of the project.

The successful candidate will have a master’s degree and preferably a PhD in a relevant discipline, or equivalent research experience. Fluency in Arabic and knowledge of qualitative research methods are essential. Familiarity with media discourse analysis, Web 2.0, and some knowledge of the current security context as it relates to issues of radicalisation and the global war on terrorism would also be desirable.

For full details of how to apply, please see Royal Holloway's Personnel pages.