Vacancies: 2 Research Assistants (155799)


Application Deadline: 31 January 2022, 12:00 PM GMT

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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: £29,614 - £35,326 p.a., pro rata

Hours: Part time (18.75 hours/ 50 %)

Contract type: Fixed term to 31/08/2022

Vacancy reference:  155799

Job Details

The Department of Social Policy & Intervention is seeking to appoint two part-time Research Assistants to join a research group with responsibility for the provision of research support in the field of comparative social policy for children in high-income countries during COVID-19, the role would report to Professor Mary Daly.

Person Specification

You will hold a first degree and be working towards a doctorate in comparative family and child policy. You will have specialist knowledge in the field of child-related social policy and its variation (especially in high-income countries) to allow you to populate the data-base and undertake theoretical and empirical analysis. Excellent communication skills and experience of qualitative policy analysis are also essential. Experience of working in a research team and contributing to children-related data compilation is also desirable.

How to Apply

Further information, including how to apply, is available in the job description. Any further enquiries may be directed to

Only online applications received by 12 noon on 31 January 2022 will be considered.


The Department is committed to fostering an environment of equality, diversity and inclusion. Our family-friendly ethos allows for hours to be worked flexibly to complement caring responsibilities.  Applications are particularly welcome from ethnic minority candidates.