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Postdoctoral Research Assistant
Whiteknights Reading UK

Job reference: SRF17387

Location: Whiteknights Reading UK

Closing date: 07/04/2017

Job live date: 07/03/2017

Salary: £29,301 to £32,004 per annum

Employment type: AR-Research

Department: School of Arts and Communication Design

Division: Film Theatre & Television

Hours per week: 1.0 FTE

Employment Basis/Type: Full-time, Fixed term

The post holder will conduct research into Harold Pinter’s work for television, cinema and radio, and collaborate with the team working on the research project “Pinter Histories and Legacies: The Impact of Harold Pinter's Work on the Development of British Stage and Screen” which aims to trace, chart, archive and contextualise Pinter's stage, screen and broadcast work in the UK from 1957 to 2017.  The post is fixed term, tenable from 1 July 2017 to 31 December 2019.

You will have:

  • An awarded or completed PhD concerning an aspect of British post-war television, radio or cinema, or a closely allied discipline or topic.
  • Demonstrated experience of conducting research;
  • Good time management and planning skills, with the ability to manage competing demands and meet tight deadlines;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills including presentation skills and the ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of stakeholders;
  • Confidence in using social media, in working with a database, and in handling the technology required for conducting interviews;
  • A proven ability to work well both individually and in a team;
  • A strong commitment to your own continuous professional development.


Informal contact details

Contact role:

Professor of Television and Film

Contact name:

Prof. Jonathan Bignell

Contact phone:

0118 378 4073

Contact email:


The University is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce and we welcome applications for job-share, part-time and flexible working arrangements which will be considered in line with business needs.


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