Vacancies

Part-time Research Coordinator (Migration Observatory)

School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography, Banbury Road, Oxford
Grade 6: £27,629 – £32,958 p.a. (pro rata)

The Migration Observatory at the University of Oxford is seeking applicants for a 1-year fixed term fellowship based in Oxford. The successful candidate will coordinate the research and public engagement of the Migration Observatory, a high-profile initiative that produces analysis to inform policy and media debates about migration in the UK. The position provides a unique opportunity for an ambitious individual interested in a career in public policy research to learn about UK politics, policy and the media.

This is a part-time post; up to 80% of full-time hours.

The role involves a combination of research and project management. The successful candidate will work on multiple Migration Observatory projects, including upcoming work on the impacts of Brexit and analysis of non-EU migration. Working closely with the rest of the Observatory team, s/he will be responsible for analysing migration statistics, conducting literature reviews and assessing the implications of research evidence for policy decision-making. S/he will also ensure the smooth implementation of Observatory grants and projects, develop relationships with the Observatory’s network of external collaborators, and keep the Observatory website up to date.

The successful candidate will receive training in statistical analysis, design and website management. S/he will gain insight into the development of public policy in the UK, the politics and policy of international migration, and the role of the media in public debates.

Candidates must have at least a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field, experience working with data, demonstrated interest in UK public policy, and excellent communication and project-management skills.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online at the University of Oxford vacancy page (search by Vacancy ID : 126124).

The job description is available here. You will be required to upload a supporting statement as part of your online application. In this statement you should indicate your preferred part-time pattern.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 9 December 2016 with planned interview dates of 15/16 December 2016.

Contact Email : recruit@anthro.ox.ac.uk

Researcher in Migration

School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography, Banbury Road, Oxford
Grade 7: £31,076 p.a.

The Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS) is seeking to appoint a Researcher for the ‘Role of European Mobility and its Impacts in Narratives, Debates and EU Reforms (REMINDER) -Drivers of Opinions and Norms’ project. This is a fixed-term contract until 31 October 2019, based at Banbury Road, Oxford.

The REMINDER project is a 3-year research project funded by the European Commission through the Horizon 2020 framework. The project explores the economic, social, institutional and policy factors that have shaped the impacts of free movement in the EU and public debates about it.

The postholder will have the opportunity to work with original data from the project—including several other work packages—and will analyse existing sources of data on Europeans’ attitudes toward migration. Some of your responsibilities will include analysing detailed and complex quantitative data from original and pre-existing public opinion surveys. You will be taking a lead role in co-authoring research articles for peer-reviewed journals as well as agreeing clear task objectives, organising, and delegating work to other members of the team and coaching other members of the group on specialist methodologies or procedures. You will also develop and implement a strategy for creating a data set integrating public opinion and contextual data from various sources, and prepare this data set for public release.

As the successful candidate, you will hold a PhD/DPhil or have equivalent experience in a relevant social science field as well as possess specialist technical knowledge to design and implement an innovative analysis of cross-national survey data, take a leading role in constructing and validating a data set integrating data from multiple surveys and aggregate level data sources. An ability to prepare a data set for publication, including the requisite technical knowledge is also essential as well as a strong attention to detail, and problem-solving skills. Experience in the preparation of quantitative data sets for public release, including technical documentation (metadata, codebooks, etc.), especially data sets that involved harmonising data from multiple sources is also desirable.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online via the Oxford University recruitment page (search by Vacancy ID: 126264).

The job description is available here. You will be required to upload a supporting statement as part of your online application.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Friday 16 December 2016.

Contact Email : recruit@anthro.ox.ac.uk