We are hiring 1 x Research Assistant/ Project Manager (1FTE, Fixed term for 2 years)
Deadline for applications: Monday 16th Nov
Interview date: w/c 30th Nov 2020
Start date: 1st Feb 2021
Contact Dr Kat Jungnickel with any questions.

As part of the 5-year research project Politics of Patents: Re-imagining Citizenship via Clothing Inventions 1820-2020 led by Dr Kat Jungnickel and funded by a European Research Council Consolidator, the Department of Sociology are seeking a Research Assistant/ Project Manager on a fixed term basis from 1st Feb 2021.

POP uses an inventive mixed-methods approach including in-depth visual and document analysis, interviews with inventors and garment reconstruction. It is oriented around speculative sewing – the researching, reconstructing and wearing of clothing inventions as both subject and method of enquiry. As such, the POPLab is equipped with computers, sewing machines, cutting tables, dress-forms and related materials.

You will be part of a team of five (along with the PI, two postdoctoral researchers and PhD candidate).

As the Research Assistant / Project Manager you will assist with the running of the POP project and POPLab. You will work in the studio (on campus and online) with the team to help to maintain the POP clothing patent dataset and source and collate additional relevant data and prepare it for analysis. You will help to organise, run and document events and social media activities. You will help to source materials and construct and sew a collection of inventions/costumes.

Over the course of the project, you will develop (a) analytical and practice research skills, (b) management skills for running a research project and events, and (c) an understanding of academic careers. You will be part of a team of scholars, participate in the academic life of the Department and College, develop your network, and gain further expertise.