Research Assistant in Data Visualisation

University of Sussex

United Kingdom

Research Assistant in Data Visualisation 

School/department:  University of Sussex Business School, Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU)
Hours: part time 7.3 hours per week
Contract: Fixed term to 28 February 2021

Reference: 3031
Salary: Starting at £30,046 and rising to £33,797 per annum (pro rata)
Closing date:  20 February 2020
Expected start date: March 2020
Estimated interview date: w/c 2 March 2020

Job description

An opportunity has arisen in SPRU, within the University of Sussex Business School, to work as a research assistant on the development and promotion of a novel research method called DARE, the Diversity Approach for Research Evaluation ( DARE provides understanding of how people collaborate when working on research projects.

The research assistant will work with the DARE research team to improve the data collection, and visualisation of the method through the development of a web-based platform (see maps here: The successful applicant should have knowledge of HTML, JavaScript; and some experience in the development of interactive visualisations. An interest in research evaluation methods, and experience in collecting data (e.g. from interviews or surveys) would also be desirable.

Informal enquiries should be made to Dr Frédérique Bone (

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How to apply

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