Migration Observatory Researcher

Grade 7: £30,738-£31,656 p.a. pro rata
Location: Banbury Road, Oxford

The Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS) is seeking to appoint a Researcher in Migration on a fixed-term basis until September 2018 (extension subject to external funding), based on the Banbury Road, Oxford.

You will be part of the Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS) and the Migration Observatory at the University of Oxford. You will be involved in two major projects examining migration statistics and the impacts of migration on the labour market and public services. Your responsibilities will include conducting high-quality quantitative research using a variety of statistical techniques and developing ideas for new research. You will also contribute to the Migration Observatory’s day-to-day work analysing UK migration, including writing briefings and responding to media requests on migration data.

As the successful candidate, you must be an experienced quantitative social scientist with a relevant doctorate or equivalent training, an outstanding research and publication record on issues related to migration or labour markets. You will also have experience of engaging with public policy and with actors outside the academic field, such as community groups, non-governmental organisations, the media, and civil servants. Familiarity with the Labour Force Survey or similar survey datasets as well as with migration data in the UK, Sweden, Germany, Spain and/or Italy is desirable.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online at the University of Oxford vacancy page (search by id 124465). You will be required to upload a supporting statement and CV as part of your online application.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 15 September 2016. Interviews will be held either on the 28th September or 4th October.

Further information

Closing date for applications: noon 15 September 2016. Interviews will be held on either 28 September or 4 October.