01/03/2017
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Part-time Research Assistant position in Spain for the ERC project ‘Women travelling to seek abortion care in Europe’

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    Universitat de Barcelona
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    AnthropologySocial anthropology
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    22/03/2017 23:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • LOCATION
    Spain › Barcelona
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Part-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    20
  • OFFER STARTING DATE
    01/05/2017
  • EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME
    H2020 / ERC
  • REFERENCE NUMBER
    680004

This is a 18 months part-time research assistant research role: you will conduct a specified programme of research supported by research training, under the supervision and direction of the Principal Investigator (Dr. Silvia De Zordo - University of Barcelona, Department of Anthropology).

You will be part of a research team based at the University of Barcelona (Host Institution). This study aims to understand the characteristics of European women travelling to the UK, Netherlands and Spain for abortion care as well as to examine the legal/social barriers to access to legal abortion faced by these women. It also aims to examine in-country abortion travel in Italy, France and Spain.

The primary purpose of the role is to carry out mixed-methods research on in-country abortion travel in Spain (by administering surveys and conducting in-depth interviews at abortion clinics), and contribute to qualitative data analysis as well as to dissemination of the research results.

Your principal duties and responsibilities will be:

  • Collect data on in-country abortion travel at abortion clinics located in Madrid as well as in other areas (Basque Country and, eventually, Navarra) during a 1 year period (months 0-12). You will be provided with a research protocol, a survey and in-depth interview instrument prepared by the PI and her Co-Is (Dr. Joanna Mishtal-UCF; Dr. Caitlin Gerdts-Ibis Reproductive Health, USA), and approved by Ethics Committees in Spain. Prior to starting data collection you will be trained by the PI and her Co-Is, who will introduce you to the clinics’ staff. We aim at collecting up to 50 interviews in Spain.
  • Safely store the research documentation and share it with the PI.
  • Transcribe in-depth interviews, if data collection at the clinics allows (because it does not take all your working time)
  • Code the interviews using Atlas (software for qualitative data analysis).
  • Eventually attend relevant public events (conferences, meetings, and demonstrations) on abortion rights in the areas where you will carry out research and collect news and data on barriers to legal abortion and in-country abortion travel in Spain.
  • Contribute to the analysis of the qualitative data collected in Spain and update the project’s website, under the supervision of the PI.
  • Disseminate the results of the research conducted in Spain via scientific papers to be presented at international, academic conferences and to be submitted to international, scientific journals.

Salary (gross): 1.157,15 euros p/month

The research project: this is a 5 years long ERC Starting Grant project titled “Women travelling to seek abortion care in Europe: the impact of barriers to legal abortion on women living in countries with ostensibly liberal abortion laws” (Acronym: BAR2LEGAB; number: 680004). You can find a summary of the research project at http://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/203367_en.html

The project will cover all the travel expenses related to data collection and to your participation in two Conferences, up to a maximum established in the budget approved by the ERC in August 2016.

 

Selection process

How to apply:

Please send the following documentation to the PI and her Co-Is by March 22nd:

  • Current CV
  • 2 letters of reference from supervisors or colleagues who are familiar with the applicant’s research experience and language skills
  • Letter of interest explaining the applicant’s suitability for the position and relevant experience (maximum 2 pages)

PI’s email address: silviadezordo@ub.edu

Co-Is’ email addresses: Joanna.Mishtal@ucf.edu, cgerdts@ibisreproductivehealth.org

We will communicate the list of the shortlisted candidates by March 30th and will invite the selected candidates to an interview (in person or via Skype, if you do not live in Spain-Barcelona) in early April.

Additional comments

The Host Institution: The University of Barcelona is one of the most important Universities in Spain and offers a rich and stimulating research environment for carrying out this project. The research will be located in the Department of Anthropology (http://www.ub.edu/antropo/), which promotes international research in key anthropological domains that are of great relevance for this project – anthropology of reproduction, kinship and gender studies (see particularly the GRAPP and GENI research groups to which Dr. De Zordo is affiliated).

Required Research Experiences

  • RESEARCH FIELD
    AnthropologySocial anthropology
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    1 - 4
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    SociologyOther
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    1 - 4

Offer Requirements

  • REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVEL
    Anthropology: Master Degree or equivalent
    Sociology: Master Degree or equivalent
  • REQUIRED LANGUAGES
    SPANISH: Excellent
    ENGLISH: Excellent

Skills/Qualifications

  • Background: MA (completed or in advanced stage) in social sciences (preferred: anthropology or sociology) or MPH (completed or in advanced stage) in public health.
  • Previous experience with qualitative research (in-depth-interviews) with human subjects in clinical settings.
  • Field of expertise: sexual/reproductive health.
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power point, Onedrive etc.).
  • Some knowledge of data storage and sharing programmes (e.g. Dropbox).

 

Specific Requirements

Desirable:

  • Training in ethical research with human subjects.
  • Previous experience with Atlas or NVivo software for qualitative data analysis
  • Some knowledge of website’s management.
  • Previous experience with working in team.
  • Excellent professional oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent organisational skills and attention to detail.
  • Good oral skills in Italian and/or French.

Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
Universitat de Barcelona
Spain
Spain
Barcelona
08001
c. Montalegre 6-8

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EURAXESS offer ID: 185833

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