Gender Diversity Impact (Gedii) : Improving research and innovation through gender diversity
The Cranfield International Centre for Women Leaders (CICWL) is a centre of excellence on gender and leadership that provides up-to-date research insights and shares best practice. Our academic research is based on social constructivist approaches to gender and leadership and supports qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods research. We specialise in doing research that has an impact on practice and/or policy.
We are seeking a dedicated and motivated professional to contribute to a Horizon 2020 project called Gender Diversity Impact (Gedii). The project examines the relationship between gender diversity within research teams in the STEM sector (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) with research effectiveness and performance.
Working closely with project partners (Universidad Oberta de Catalonia Spain, Hochschule Furtwangen Germany, Institute of Technology Sweden and VDE Verband der Elektrotechnik Germany), you will have responsibility for coordinating the data collection ; contributing significantly to the data analysis and report writing ; and developing project outputs for academic and practitioner audiences.
You should hold a doctorate (or be close to completion) in organisation or management studies, sociology, social psychology, psychology, women’s and gender studies or any related discipline, with a quantitative component. You should have the ability to understand and apply basic statistical methods. Use of Excel and if possible other statistical software such as SPSS or R is required. You should have a real interest in data analysis to create new insights into how gender diversity can lead to better research in Europe, as well as making an academic contribution to the field. Knowledge of project management, though not essential, is desirable.
You should be able to plan and organise your time effectively without detailed supervision. You will work with colleagues to plan the delivery of research outputs and will be expected to translate these plans into daily and weekly operations to deliver the results required. You will contribute to the dissemination of research findings through publications in high academic impact publications.