Admin/Research assistant position to assist Prof Goodwin with ESRC project on Britain and Europe

The School of Politics and International Relations is seeking an administrative/research assistant to assist Professor Matthew Goodwin with a new ESRC project on Britain and Europe. Ahead of a likely national referendum on Britain’s EU membership this project will help to inform public debate about key issues relating to public attitudes in this area. The successful candidate will be required to collect data relating to public attitudes toward Britain’s EU membership and related issues from academic surveys and opinion polls, under the direction of Professor Goodwin. They will have an understanding of British politics and Euroscepticism, although this is desired rather than essential. The successful candidate will ideally be working toward a PhD in the Social Sciences, with experience of quantitative methods and able to use Microsoft Excel, SPSS and Stata software packages. They will also have an understanding of British politics, Euroscepticism and/or Britain and EU relations, although this is desired rather than essential. Given the flexible nature of this role the successful applicant will be given the opportunity to work from the University of Kent (Canterbury campus), the ESRC programme unit at King’s College London, or possibly from their current university campus.

Please send your CV and a covering letter to:

Robert Chapman, School of Politics and IR, Rutherford College, Canterbury Kent CT2 7NX, E-mail:

Closing date for applications: Saturday 30th May (midnight)

For more information please see the job description – JD_admin research assistant.