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.

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

Note: In light of the coronavirus (COVID-19) challenges, the University is re-assessing its resource requirements.

As a result, we are pausing some existing recruitment until further notice. You will be kept informed during the process but please also be aware that responding to applicants may take slightly longer than usual.

Research Assistant

Application Deadline: 5th February 2021, 12:00 PM

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Division: Social Sciences Division

Department: Social Policy and Intervention

Location: Barnett House, 32 Wellington Square, Oxford, OX1 2ER

Grade and salary: Grade 6: £29,176 - £34,804 per annum pro rata

Hours: Part time ( 15 hours)

Contract type: Fixed-term (7 months) 

Vacancy reference:  148990

The role:

The Department of Social Policy and Intervention is looking to appoint a part-time Research Assistant to work with Anders Bach-Mortensen supporting a John Fell funded project on the privatisation of English children’s homes. The project involves creating a novel dataset of harmonised publicly available data on providers of children’s homes in England, in order to identify the implications of the predominantly private and for-profit care provision of children’s services in England.

Responsibilities will include data cleaning, analysis and visualisation, identifying and merging relevant datasets and contributing to the writing and formatting of research papers, as well as day to day administration of the research project.

You will have experience using a statistical software (eg. Stata or r) and be willing to work with publicly available government data. You will hold a first degree and be working towards a doctorate in a relevant subject and be comfortable with quantitative data management, analysis, and visualisation. Experience with merging datasets would also be desirable.

The Department is 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.

Read the Research Assistant Job Description for further information, including how to apply. Any further enquires may be directed to Anders Bach-Mortensen.

Project Manager

Application Deadline: 15th February 2021, 12:00 PM

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Division: Social Sciences Division

Department: Social Policy and Intervention

Location: Barnett House, 32 Wellington Square, Oxford, OX1 2ER

Grade and salary: Grade 6: £29,176 - £34,804 per annum

Hours: Full time ( 37.5 hours)

Contract type: Fixed-term (1 year initially) 

Vacancy reference:  149062

The role:

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 one year initially and is offered on a full-time basis (37.5 hours per week).

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.

Read the Project Manager Job Description.