Current Vacancies

Casual Researchers

COMPAS is looking to recruit a minimum of five casual researchers to carry out in-depth interviews with irregular migrants from various ethnic backgrounds (Australian, Brazilian, Pakistani, Ukrainian, and Turkish) as well as with relevant employers in three different locations in England (London, probably Hertfordshire, and another city, exact locations to be confirmed). These interviews are to be conducted as part of a three-year ESRC-funded project called 'Does Immigration Enforcement Matter? (DIEM)'.

The overarching theme of the study is to examine the impact of increasingly rigid legislation and robust enforcement measures on irregular migration. It aims to find out if and how irregular immigrants navigate controls; to investigate the interaction between irregular immigrants' strategies, employer practices and enforcement measures; to show how enforcement measures are perceived by immigrant communities; to explore the impact of enforcement on irregular migrants’ access to fundamental rights; and to understand the political, practical and ethical limits to law enforcement in order to highlight its impact and effectiveness.

Candidates should have excellent communication and interviewing skills and an ability to work independently to deliver results. We estimate that each interview will take about 18 hours in total. This will include the recruitment of the interviewee, transcription, translation and coding and entering the data into NVivo.

Deadline for applications is 19 November 2014 at 12 noon UK time. Instructions on how to apply can be found on the application form.

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