This is an exciting opportunity to join a team on a three-year project funded by Wellcome to investigate morbidity, mortality and occupational health in the Victorian and Edwardian Post Office. You will oversee the digitisation, inputting and georeferencing of approximately 30,000 individual pension records, providing advice to volunteers involved in the project, and providing quality assurance. You will be an important part of a team of eight, including the academic leads and PhD students, together with volunteers from The Postal Museum and elsewhere. You will contribute to delivering the research outcomes in a timely manner and to an excellent standard, and will be involved in research, analysis, dissemination and writing up of research.
You will hold a doctorate in a relevant discipline, including but not confined to medical history, history, historical geography, digital humanities, social sciences and health sciences. You will be experienced in working with quantitative historical or geospatial data, preferably relating to health or epidemiology. You will bring with you knowledge of geographical information systems, databases, statistical software, markup and coding languages. You will exhibit excellent archival and project management skills and will be an expert oral and written communicator.
There are few faculties across the UK university landscape as varied in their scope as the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing at Kingston University. We teach and research across a wide range of subjects, allowing for real cross-discipline innovation and creativity.
Our lecturers are experts – working at the forefront of their fields and actively engaged in research so they can bring advanced knowledge to their teaching. Our state-of-the-art facilities include specialist laboratories, a public outreach centre, a specialist virtual reality centre, a rocket lab, scene-of-crime house, flight simulators and a Learjet. For future scientists and engineers, this combines to create the ultimate real-life space for practical learning. For academic professionals, this all adds up to a truly vibrant, exciting environment in one of the largest and most diverse STEM faculties in the sector.
This is a full-time position, fixed term for 3 years with a starting salary of £39,343 per annum.
Interviews are expected to be held on Tuesday 28th April 2020.
For informal enquiries please contact Dr Douglas Brown - Senior Lecturer.
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