Junior researcher

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Job title

Junior Researcher

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Functions of the Research Institute   

Producing research projects in the field of education

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Job description

·     Providing administrative support to senior researchers;

·     Liaising with GSE faculty members, partner organisations, Ministry of Education and Science;

·     Contributing to fieldwork, data collection and empirical data analysis, in national and international teams;

·     Conducting literature reviews and reviews of relevant policy and curriculum documents independently; 

·     Presenting at national and international research conferences;

·     Publishing scholarly papers in peer-reviewed journals;

·     Assisting with identification of sources of research funding and writing of grant applications;

·     Actively demonstrating research ethics;

·     Engaging in own professional and academic development;

·     Carrying out any other duties required by the post.

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Business trips

Possible

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Qualifications:

Master’s degree in social sciences

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Professional experience

At least a 2-year professional experience in education-related  organisations. At least 2 peer-reviewed journal articles or equivalent publication.

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Professional knowledge, skills and personal qualities

Competencies in the following fields are preferable: qualitative and quantitative methods of research, educational statistics.

Personal qualities: communication skills, public presentation skills, skills of presenting research results in oral and written form, skills of treating classified information. Proven ability to work effectively both independently and in a team.

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Language competencies:

High level of competence in Kazakh, Russian and English. English competence – equivalent to European CEFR level solid B2, IELTS 6.5, paper-based TOEFL 550-575 or TOEFL iBT 90-95.

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Computer literacy

A high level of computer literacy (Microsoft Office), some experience of working with research software, e.g.  SPSS, Stata, NVivo, is desirable.

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Deadlines for CV submission 

Until the position is filled. Please send your CVs to gse@nu.edu.kz in Kazakh and English languages. Please indicate “CV for position of Junior researcher” in the e-mail heading.