Research Assistant

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

ID: 7089660 (Ref.No. LUBSC1567)
Posted: November 24, 2021

Job Description

Are you an early career researcher looking for your first challenge?  Do you have a background in Accounting and Finance?  Do you want to further your career in one of the UK’s leading research intensive Universities?

As a Research Assistant, you will work directly with your academic research team (Professor Nicholas Wilson, Professor Abdul Mohamed and Professor Shima Amini) assisting them mainly with data collection of their research project about long term performance of Private Equity backed companies. With guidance, supervision and support from your research team, you will be involved in activities which help to develop and progress the research project. 

The role will offer you the opportunity to apply your technical knowledge and skills whilst also developing skills such as communication, organisation and team-working. 

You will also gain from exposure to senior academics and involvement in active research environment. 

The role would be of particular interest to candidates with an interest in a future academic career as you will be working closely with academic researchers on a day-to-day basis, working within an active research environment.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Professor Shima Amini, email: 


Professor Abdul Mohamed, email: 


Professor Nick Wilson, email:

Please note: If you are not a British or Irish citizen, from 1 January 2021 you will require permission to work in the UK. This will normally be in the form of a visa but, if you are an EEA/Swiss citizen and resident in the UK before 31 December 2020, this may be your passport or status under the EU Settlement Scheme.

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Business
School/Institute:  Leeds University Business School
Category:  Research
Grade:  Grade 6
Salary:  £27,924 to £33,309 p.a. pro rata
Working Time:  250 hours available, in total. Hours of work will be ad hoc, flexible and according to need
Post Type:  Part Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (until 1 February 2022)
Release Date:  Tuesday 23 November 2021
Closing Date:  Tuesday 07 December 2021
Reference:  LUBSC1567

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