Part-time Research Officer (maternity cover)

Department: School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography, Oxford
Grade 8.1: Salary in the range £38,896 p.a. pro rata

Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS) is seeking to appoint a fixed term research officer covering the maternity leave of the project’s post-doctoral researcher on a part-time basis (22.5 hours a week) until 31 December 2016, based on the Banbury Road in Oxford.

Franck Düvell, the senior researcher at COMPAS has been awarded an ESRC grant for researching ‘Does immigration enforcement matter? Irregular immigrants and control policies in the UK’ for which an experienced researcher is required. The project aims to make a unique contribution to the study of immigration law enforcement; as it builds on a previous project it also offers a distinctive longitudinal perspective.

You will carry out desk research on irregular migration and analyse qualitative data using Nvivo. You will be required to write reports, seminar and conference papers as well as assisting the PI in managing the project, research assistants, communications, meetings and events.

To be considered, you must hold a relevant Ph.D/D.Phil with post-qualification research experience and a strong publication record and familiarity with the existing literature and research in the field. You need to have experience in qualitative research and analysis, project and staff management, and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment and prioritise among multiple tasks. Familiarity with immigrant communities in the UK and knowledge of one or more other languages is desirable.

The closing date for applications is noon on 10th February 2016.

For further details and to apply visit the University’s job pages and search by vacancy ID 121930

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