Vacancies

From time to time there may be vacancies in the Department, from administrative posts to research assistants to professorships. Any current posts will be displayed on this page.

Project Manager

Department of Social Policy and Intervention, Barnett House, Wellington Square, Oxford
Grade 6: £29,176 - £34,804 p.a.

The Department of Social Policy and Intervention (DSPI) is a world-leading centre of excellence for research and teaching in social policy and the development and evaluation of social interventions. We are seeking to appoint a highly organised and motivated Project Manager to join an international research team led by Professor Lucie Cluver.

Professor Cluver works closely with the South African government, USAID-PEPFAR, UNICEF, the World Health Organisation and with other international NGOs, to provide evidence that can improve the lives of children and adolescents affected by HIV/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa. Professor Cluver and her group lead large-scale longitudinal surveys and randomised controlled trials of interventions, combined with participatory qualitative research.

This role is fixed-term for 1 year initially and is offered on a full-time basis. The post is available for an immediate start.

You will have a Master’s Degree in a relevant social science or public health discipline or equivalent experience. You will have a track record of successfully managing large research grants and projects, as well as facilitating effective fieldwork, in a resource-constrained environment. A highly organised individual, you will be able to work to tight deadlines, as well as build strong collaborative relationships. Previous experience of research fieldwork in South Africa and working in Higher Education are highly advantageous.

We are committed to fostering an environment of equality, diversity and inclusion. The hours may be worked flexibly to complement caring responsibilities and applications are welcomed from part-time workers seeking a job share position - please state preferred hours and working pattern in your application.

Only applications accompanied by a CV and supporting statement will be considered.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Thursday 31 October 2019, interviews will be held week commencing 18 November 2019.  View and apply on central vacancies site.

Contact Person : Laura Ainsworth Vacancy ID : 143088
Contact Phone : 01865 270349 Closing Date : 31-Oct-2019
Contact Email : hrteam@spi.ox.ac.uk

Postdoctoral Research Officer

Department of Social Policy and Intervention, Wellington Square, Oxford
Grade 7: £32,817 - £40,322 p.a.

The Department of Social Policy and Intervention (DSPI) is a world-leading centre of excellence for research and teaching in social policy and the development and evaluation of social interventions. We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and highly motivated Postdoctoral Research Officer to join an international research team led by Professor Lucie Cluver.

The role will focus on primarily supporting data analysis of a longitudinal data set: 1) identifying resilience-promoting factors for adolescent mothers and their young children; 2) analysing longitudinal data on predictors of adherence to ARVs amongst adolescents living with HIV; 3) analysis of programmes aimed at reducing abuse and supporting parenting in LMIC; and 4) analysis to identify effective combinations of interventions to support adolescents in LMIC by reaching multiple SDG outcomes. The role will be based in Oxford, though the postholder will work closely with our teams at the University of Cape Town and in the Eastern Cape, South Africa.

You will have a Doctorate (PhD or DPhil) in a relevant social science discipline, using quantitative methods and possess excellent data analysis and statistical skills, including experience with a range of statistical packages. You will have a track record of excellent publications or papers accepted for publication, as well as strong communication skills and experience building collaborative relationships. Desirable selection criteria include experience in conducting independent research and direct experience of working in Southern or Eastern Africa.

This is a full-time post, fixed-term to January 2021, starting in January 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter.

All applicants must complete a short application form and upload a CV and supporting statement, detailing at least two referees.

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on 6 November 2019 can be considered. Interviews are scheduled to take place during the week commencing 18 November 2019. Find out more and apply here.

Contact Person : Laura Ainsworth Vacancy ID : 143085
Contact Phone : 01865 270349 Closing Date : 06-Nov-2019
Contact Email : hrteam@spi.ox.ac.uk

Data Manager

Department of Social Policy and Intervention, Barnett House, Wellington Square, Oxford
Grade 6: £29,176 - £34,804 with a discretionary range to £38,017 p.a.

The Department of Social Policy and Intervention (DSPI) is a world-leading centre of excellence for research and teaching in social policy and the development and evaluation of social interventions. We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and highly motivated Data Manager to join an international research team led by Professor Lucie Cluver.

Professor Cluver works closely with the South African government, USAID-PEPFAR, UNICEF, the World Health Organisation and with other international NGOs, to provide evidence that can improve the lives of children and adolescents affected by HIV/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa. Professor Cluver and her group lead large-scale longitudinal surveys and randomised controlled trials of interventions, combined with participatory qualitative research.

This role is fixed-term until December 2020 initially and is offered on a full-time basis. The role is available as soon as possible.

You will have a degree in computer science, social science or public health or equivalent experience, overseeing data management processes and maintaining servers. You will have a track record of writing and implementing successful data management plans, excellent IT skills and experience of developing tools for quantitative surveys. A highly organised individual, you will be able to work to tight deadlines. Previous experience of working in Southern or Eastern Africa and using open access software are highly advantageous, as is experience of working with large databases and an understanding of Structured Query Language (SQL).

We are committed to fostering an environment of equality, diversity and inclusion. The hours may be worked flexibly to complement caring responsibilities and applications are welcomed from part-time workers seeking a job share position - please state preferred hours and working pattern in your application.

Only applications accompanied by a CV and supporting statement will be considered.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Friday 8 November 2019, interviews will be held week commencing 25 November 2019. View and apply on central vacancies site.

Contact Person : Laura Ainsworth Vacancy ID : 143261
Contact Phone : 01865 270349 Closing Date : 08-Nov-2019
Contact Email : hrteam@spi.ox.ac.uk

 

All University posts should be viewed and applied for through the central vacancies portal.

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