Researcher in Migration

Deadline for Applications: 17 December 2018
Duration: Fixed-term basis for 2 years, but there is an expectation that this will be extended when external funding is confirmed
Grade 7: £32,236 – £39,609 p.a.

The Migration Observatory at the University of Oxford is seeking to appoint a researcher with a strong interest in migration policy. We are looking for someone who is committed to communicating with non-academic audiences and who over time will become a senior member of the Migration Observatory team.

The successful candidate will be involved in a wide range of Migration Observatory activities, producing analysis to help policy audiences and practitioners understand migration policies and data. They will be responsible for developing new ideas for briefing and commentaries, conducting descriptive data analysis, meeting with stakeholders inside and outside of government, and representing a high-profile organisation in public fora. In addition to work with non-academic audiences, they will also be expected to contribute to academic journal articles and will be supported to develop a programme of academic work alongside the Migration Observatory responsibilities.

The ideal candidate will have a strong interest in UK immigration policy and its impacts; a good understanding of quantitative data sources, their uses and limitations; and the ability to communicate complex ideas to non-technical audiences. They will have either a doctorate in a social sciences discipline or equivalent research training gained on the job (e.g. in government or a non-government organisation).

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online only. Please click here for full JD and application details.