21 April, 2016
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Postdoctoral Research Officer position at the Oxford Institute of Population Ageing.
The institute is part of the Social Science Faculty, bringing together social science expertise from demography, sociology, economics and policy studies to explore the processes and implications of population ageing. The institute works to produce the best evidence for understanding the process of fertility and mortality change, exploring the implications across a range of societies, and disseminating this evidence to the wider policy community.
The Research Officer will undertake data analysis for a variety of institute research projects, collaborate with other institute members on ongoing research, and contribute to the intellectual life of the institute. It is expected that the RO will perform high level research and publish in international journals.
In particular the RO will provide research assistance and undertake secondary data analyses of national and international data sets such as DHS, SHARE, ELSA, Labour Force Surveys, working closely with the institute’s Director, Professor Sarah Harper. This would include preparation of data-sets, basic data analysis and advanced statistical analysis, all using advanced statistical software, such as Stata.
Candidates should have a postgraduate degree in quantitative social science and should demonstrate experience of, or an interest in, survey methodologies, especially for longitudinal studies. Candidates should also have experience of conducting literature reviews in a systematic way.
The institute has a clear multi-disciplinary orientation and welcomes applicants with a background in demography, economics, human geography, political science, sociology, or other related social sciences.
Commencing by the 1 October 2016 this post is full-time and fixed-term for 2 years in the first instance. Part-time hours will be considered (min. 50% FTE).
For informal enquiries about the post, please contact, Professor Sarah Harper by email:firstname.lastname@example.org.
Only applications received before 12.00 noon on Wednesday 11 May 2016 can be considered. You will be required to upload a cover letter, CV and details of two referees as part of your online application. Interviews will be held week commencing 23 May 2016.
Closing Date: 11-MAY-2016 12:00
This post is not valid after Wednesday May 11th, 2016