Post Graduate Research Assistant (PGRA) in Criminology within the College of Business, Law & Social Sciences, University of Derby

The College of Business, Law & Social Sciences has an opportunity for a Full-Time Post Graduate Research Assistant in Criminology, hosted by the criminology research cluster within the Social, Cultural and Legal Research Centre.

The successful applicant will receive a stipend of £14777 per annum and a personal development budget of £1,000 per annum for 3 years. The post also covers Home/EU PhD tuition fees for three years. Please note, if your application is successful and you are assessed as Overseas for fees purposes, you will need to pay the difference between the Home/EU fees and the Overseas fees.

The intended start is in March 2019, or the next available intake.

The successful applicant will be expected to complete his or her PhD within 3 years on the Traditional Route PhD, contribute to the College REF submission and get involved in the wider research activities of the College.

Applicants will become part of a friendly and welcoming team and will be supported and managed by his or her supervisors.

The PGRA vacancy details are as follows:


The successful candidate will be hosted in the criminology research cluster of the Social, Cultural and Legal Research Centre in the School of Social Sciences. The PhD project should be aligned with research undertaken by members of the newly formed criminology research cluster (Prof. Stephen Farrall (cluster leader), Dr Emily Grey, Prof Ray Bull, Dr Soenita Ganpat, Dr Henriette Bergstrom, Dr Karin Spenser, Dr Joanna Adhikari, Dr David Hicks). The successful candidate will deliver their own programme of work and support the cluster in the delivery of collaborative projects and a programme of research training.

Candidates wishing to apply are encouraged to make contact with Prof. Alex Nunn ( to identify a potential supervisor who can support the development of their proposal.

For more information on the SCaLR and recent projects, please see:

Applicants are invited to take inspiration from the job description and person specification for the vacancy and produce his or her own, more-specific research proposal, in addition to the standard application documentation. The proposal must be in Criminology.

To apply

For general information on how to apply and required documentation go to

Completed applications should be emailed to quoting reference BLSS_Criminology_PGRA_0219 

For other enquires which are subject–specific please contact: Professor Alex Nunn –  

When sending your application, please include the reference code for the post in the email subject heading.

Closing date for applications:  3rd February 2019

Interviews will be held between: w/c 25th February 2019. If you have not been invited for interview by the interview date, please assume your application has been unsuccessful.