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School of Social Sciences and Humanities
Full time, fixed term to March 31st 2026
Hybrid: 60% in the office, 40% working from home.
Join us and be part of a vibrant community at Loughborough University.
Here’s more about the role and what we’re looking for:
The Modern Energy Cooking Services (MECS) Programme is seeking experienced researchers to join their team. MECS is a 39.8 million programme funded by UK Aid through the Foreign and Commonwealth Development Office, led by Loughborough University. The Research Associates will support the delivery of the MECS programme, working closely with MECS in-country partners, articulating headline research findings to a range of stakeholders, and leading on research uptake. Travel overseas to work with partners is expected.
We are looking for researchers with skills and experience in at least one of the following thematic areas: (in alphabetical order)
If this role sound of interest, we’d love to hear from you.
Informal enquiries about the posts should be made by email to Dr Louise Medland (firstname.lastname@example.org).
For more information refer to the Job Description and Person Specification.
Additional information on the Modern Energy Cooking Services Programme is available here: https://mecs.org.uk/
Closing Date: 25/02/2024
Interview Date: week commencing 26th March 2024
For candidates who would require sponsorship to work in the UK to achieve sufficient points under the Points Based Immigration System, it is likely that you will either need to:
• Have completed a PhD in a subject relevant to the job.OR• Qualify as a “new entrant”. For more information on this please see paragraphs SW 12.1 - SW 12.7 of the Immigration Rules Appendix Skilled Worker.
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