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Research Associate (Fixed Term)

Salary: £29,301-£38,183.

The Cambridge Group for the History of Population and Social Structure, Department of Geography, is seeking to appoint a post-doctoral Research Associate to work with Prof. Bob Bennett, Principal Investigator for a new research project, "Drivers of Entrepreneurship and small business", mainly covering 1851-1911 with some extension to modern data.

Applications are invited from individuals who have expertise in the advanced statistical analysis of large datasets, have previously worked with historical records or other typically inconsistent datasets, and ideally also have experience of research on small business. The experience of working with historic census data is desirable and an interest in historical and Victorian Britain would be an advantage. Applicants must have received a PhD in business studies, economics, statistics, quantitative economic history, or a related subject. This project will provide outstanding potential for understanding business development over 1851-1911 and the relationships to modern entrepreneurship patterns. We are seeking applicants with a matching outstanding research potential who can work closely with others but who also follow their own initiative.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Prof. Bob Bennett ( or to Gill Newton ( who will be overseeing the data management of the project.

This project is funded by the ESRC in the Cambridge Group for the History of Population and Social Structure, and based at the Department of Geography, University of Cambridge, with co-applicants based at the Department of History at Cambridge and University of Essex.

Interviews for shortlisted applicants will take place on 7th March 2017.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 October 2018 in the first instance.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button on the University's jobs site page. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.


Please quote reference LC11116 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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