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Project and research positions, including Post Graduate Research Assistants and funded PhD posts, as part of Changing the Story and other related projects.

Changing the Story Postdoctoral Research Assistant.
DEADLINE 17 JANUARY 2020. Are you an ambitious early-career researcher looking for a short-term appointment to use your skills in research synthesis to contribute to an exciting AHRC Global Challenges Research Fund project, working in partnership with the University of Leeds and the British Council. The aim of the PDRA position is to produce a report that synthesises the key research findings from both Changing the Story and the British Council’s work in order maximise the learning from this work for both organisations and to organise a policy-focussed event where its findings can be shared with the wider community of youth-focussed development organisations. You will work directly with Professor Paul Cooke (Principal Investigator of Changing the Story) and Christine Wilson (Head of Research, British Council), with the option of being based either at Leeds or with the British Council in one of their UK locations.
Applications to the Laidlaw Scholarship 2020 are now open! The Laidlaw Scholarship Programme aims to develop a new generation of researchers by uniquely funding a research experience for undergraduates studying at the University of Leeds. Apply to be part of the Changing the Story team and carry out your own youth focused research over two summers (6 weeks in 2020 and 6 weeks in 2021). All undergraduate students in year 1 of a three year programme or year 2 of a four year programme are eligible to apply. There are no restrictions on discipline/department, college, nationality or fee status.
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Changing the Story Project Manager
DEADLINE 17 JANUARY 2020. Do you have an interest in, and commitment to, global development; and to Arts and Humanities methodologies and research? Are you an experienced manager, able to lead, and support, a highly motivated team to deliver a wide portfolio of projects? Fixed Term (up to 12 months from 15 April 2020 (Maternity cover)