ICPR is recruiting!

ICPR is recruiting!

Postdoctoral researcher (2.5 days per week) sought for ground-breaking empirical study of bereaved families’ experiences of inquests.

You will join the Institute for Crime & Justice Policy Research (ICPR) in Birkbeck’s School of Law to carry out research on the ESRC-funded project ‘Voicing loss: Meanings and implications of participation by bereaved people in inquests.

The role provides a unique opportunity to join a multi-disciplinary team – comprising researchers from ICPR and the Centre for Death and Society at the University of Bath – engaged in a study on the under-researched topic of coronial inquests. The study combines policy and conceptual analysis with an empirical investigation of the experiences of bereaved families who have attended inquests in a wide range of circumstances. The research also entails close collaboration with lay, policy and practitioner stakeholders, for the purpose of drawing out the practical applications of the findings and devising recommendations for reform.

As a postdoctoral researcher on the study, you will be directly involved in conducting the empirical research (including interviews with bereaved people and  practitioners, likely to be conducted both remotely and in person), undertaking data analysis, engaging with stakeholders, and providing administrative support to the project team. You will also contribute to the production of project reports and other published outputs.  

To be considered for this role, you should have a track record of conducting qualitative empirical research in the fields of law, justice, public policy or in related areas. You should have experience of working with hard-to-reach or vulnerable groups, and the ability to engage sensitively and professionally with individuals from all backgrounds. You should have excellent oral and written communication skills, with the ability to convey complex research findings to different types of audiences. Strong organisational and administrative skills are also essential.

Full details of the job can be found here