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Senior Researcher – Manchester City Council

Position Title: Senior Researcher
Salary: Grade 8 £32,486 to £36,379 (Bar at £35,444) per annum
Contract Type: Permanent Full Time
Hours: 35 per week
Location: Town Hall Extension, off Mount Street, Manchester, M2 5DB
DBS Required: Yes
Reference: MCC115507NJ/11

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LARIA Annual Conference 2018 – Places still available

Shaping the place – the role of local area intelligence
Tues 22 – Wed 23 May 2018
Crowne Plaza Hotel, Chester

The LARIA Annual Conference programme is now available and registration is open. This year the conference is taking place …

University of Manchester – Social Statistics – Scholarships Available for 2018/19

University of Manchester – Social Statistics

Scholarships Available for 2018/19

MSc in Social Research Methods and Statistics (FT/PT)

Social Statistics at the University of Manchester offer an MSc programme in Social Research Methods and Statistics (SRMS):

A small number of …

How can you help lead LARIA?

Every year, there are a number of opportunities for LARIA members to help lead the organisation. These include: supporting the LARIA Council; helping to organise or speak at events; contributing to developing a vibrant local network; and liaising with key …

Could you be the new Chair of LARIA?

The Chair of LARIA since 2012, Neil Wholey, is standing down at the May 2018 Annual Conference. All LARIA Full Members can stand for election to the LARIA Council, including the position of Chair.

With the AGM coming up all …

Have your say #lariafuture

As a member of LARIA it is important that you, and your organisation, have a say in our future. You are therefore invited to attend the next LARIA Away Day at 11am on the 11th April 2018 in London. It …

Market Insight Manager

£30,090 – £33,387

37 hours

Wakefield District

Reference no. W020/18

Are you looking for a new challenge where you can take early responsibility for creating reports and presentations and delivering market insights to senior level directors?

These are exciting times …

Shortlisted Announced – LARIA Research Impact Awards 2018

The LARIA Research Impact Awards are the only awards specifically designed to showcase the work of those researching local areas. We welcome entries from across the public and private sector that show the value of this work in helping public …

New edition of Research Policy and Planning is out now

Research Policy and Planning 33(1), the journal of SSRG in LARIA, is out now. It features an insightful article from authors who offer an analysis of findings from a series of ‘community of practice’ meetings which brought together academics, social …


Later this year new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will be introduced in the UK and this legislation updates data protection laws for the digital age. While no one could question the benefit of extending the rights of data subjects, …

MRS Roadshows

The MRS team are on the road again in 2018, presenting at Roadshow events around the UK. These informal events are a great way to find out what is planned for MRS and the sector in 2018, hear the latest …

Making Research Count – upcoming workshops

A series of free workshops on Learning Disability Research, for 2018

17 April 2018 Peter McGill, Tizard Centre – Interventions for people with learning disabilities and challenging behaviour

12 June 2018 Jon Symonds, Bristol University – Fathers with learning disabilities…

Upcoming Courses

12th April: Introduction to Longitudinal Data Analysis

The course covers basic concepts in longitudinal design and analysis.

The morning session focuses on the strengths and methodological difficulties of the longitudinal approach such as defining longitudinal populations and target samples; levels …

Answering Social Science Questions With Social Media Data

Where: Wellcome Institute in London

When: 8th March 2018 09:30 – 17:00

Cost: £115 for general delegates (or £95 for SRA members).

Speakers from a range of backgrounds will talk about their experiences of using social media in their research, …

Research Manager

Salary: £30,090 – £33,387
Hours: 37 hours
Location: Wakefield District
Reference no. W020/18

Are you looking for a new challenge where you can manage and develop research projects in a bright and creative environment?

An exciting opportunity has arisen delivering …