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Researcher on AHRC funded project: Developing Guidelines for Mass Grave Protection (Fixed-Term) (Part-Time)

Key information

Salary: Starting Salary £29,515 - £34,189 per annum, pro rata with further progression opportunities to £37,345

Date advertised: Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Closing date: Sunday, January 20, 2019 - midnight

Please quote reference: FMC147

Bournemouth University’s vision is worldwide recognition as a leading university for inspiring learning, advancing knowledge and enriching society through the fusion of education, research and practice. Our highly skilled and creative workforce is comprised of individuals drawn from a broad cross section of the globe, who reflect a variety of backgrounds, talents, perspectives and experiences that help to build our global learning community.

The Faculty of Media & Communication is seeking to recruit an experienced and enthusiastic researcher to work on an AHRC funded project designed to create Mass Grave Protection Guidelines. You will undertake a significant role in all aspects of the delivery of the ‘Protecting Mass Graves to advance Truth and Justice’ project.

The project will address the question of how best to protect Mass Graves to secure truth and justice for survivors. The project will do this by bringing together experts and stakeholders from the forensic sciences, criminal investigations, legal profession, NGOs, international organisations, security sector and survivor groups. Through a process of consultations and round-table discussions with these experts, Mass Grave Protection Guidelines will be developed and, once finalised, translated and disseminated to stakeholders.

Ideal candidates should demonstrate excellent legal research, organisational and communication skills. Prior knowledge of research project management is desirable.

You will work closely with the Principal Investigator, Dr. Melanie Klinkner, and with staff in the Faculty and the Research Development & Support (RDS) department to support the delivery of this research project. You will contribute to Bournemouth University’s continued work in the area of Mass Grave Investigations and the Right to the Truth. You will be involved in all aspects of the project delivery, including the writing-up of research findings for publication; coordination and management of external project partner and stakeholder events as well as developing dissemination and impact generating activities.

You will have demonstrable research experience, research communications skills and impact awareness. In addition, you need to be self-motivated and able to work using your own initiative as well as in a team. Cooperative spirit, effective communication, and the ability to work under pressure are important.

This post is available part-time and fixed term basis for 21 months. The Project foresees the following working pattern throughout the 21-month period:

  • Months 0-6 at 0.4 FTE
  • Months 07-16 at 0.2 FTE
  • Months 17-21 at 0.4 FTE

For further information and discussion, please contact Dr. Melanie Klinkner, Project Principal Investigator by email on:

BU values and is committed to an inclusive working environment.  We seek a diverse community through attracting, developing and retaining staff from different backgrounds to contribute to inspirational learning, advancing knowledge and enriching society.  To support and enable our staff to achieve a balance between work and their personal lives, we will also consider proposals for flexible working or job share arrangements.