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Postdoctoral Researcher in Sociology of Networks / Social Mobility

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    The University of Oxford
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    SociologySocio-economic research
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
    Established Researcher (R3)
    Recognised Researcher (R2)
    Leading Researcher (R4)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    28/09/2020 00:00 - Europe/London
  • LOCATION
    United Kingdom › Oxford
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    37.5
  • OFFER STARTING DATE
    01/12/2020
  • EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME
    FP7
  • REFERENCE NUMBER
    147342
  • IS THE JOB RELATED TO STAFF POSITION WITHIN A RESEARCH INFRASTRUCTURE?
    Yes

OFFER DESCRIPTION

We are looking for an enthusiastic and highly motivated Postdoctoral Researcher in Sociology of Networks / Social Mobility to join the new innovative interdisciplinary research centre funded the Leverhulme Centre for Demographic Science, headed by Professor Melinda Mills in the Department of Sociology, University of Oxford, Oxford.

The post holder will work in a research project combining the modelling of social networks and research on social mobility with further opportunities to develop their own independent research project in an area related to the research on social networks or social mobility, while being encouraged to work with others in the centre and our international partners. Research needs to follow the aims of the LCDS which is to be innovative, disruptive, interdisciplinary, and realign conventional thinking.

Duties of this exciting new role will include publishing excellent research, representing the Centre at meetings and seminars, presenting papers at external events, and generating creative ideas for research income and assisting with future proposals. The post-holder will have the opportunity to teach if desired.

Applicants should hold a PhD, (or be close to completion), in sociology, economics, social networks, statistics, or another related discipline. Either a strong record and experience in working with social mobility and its statistical analysis, or a strong record and experience in working with statistical tools for social networks (such as ERGMs or SAOMs), and an interest in the respective other field is requires. Further, excellent written and verbal communication skills to demonstrate a potential to write and present at an international level are essential. Experience of working in an interdisciplinary environment would be desirable.

This is a full time, fixed term appointment for 3 years, starting 1st December 2020 (or as soon as possible thereafter).

The closing date for applications is 12:00 noon UK time on Monday, 28th September 2020 with interviews scheduled for October 2020. You will be required to upload a CV, covering letter, a sample of written work, and details of two referees as part of your online application.

More Information

Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
The University of Oxford
United Kingdom
Oxford
OX1 1JD
42-43 Park End Street

EURAXESS offer ID: 551134

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