ORGANISATION/COMPANYUniversity of Oxford
RESEARCH FIELDPolitical sciences › Other
RESEARCHER PROFILEFirst Stage Researcher (R1)Established Researcher (R3)
APPLICATION DEADLINE15/04/2019 12:00 - Europe/London
LOCATIONUnited Kingdom › Oxford
TYPE OF CONTRACTOther
HOURS PER WEEK37.5
IS THE JOB RELATED TO STAFF POSITION WITHIN A RESEARCH INFRASTRUCTURE?Yes
The Department of Politics and International Relations, Manor Road, Oxford
Salary: Grade 7: £32,236 - £39,609 with a discretionary range to £43,267 p.a.
The Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Oxford is seeking to recruit an experienced postdoctoral Research Fellow to work with Professor Richard Caplan and his team on a new exciting project (After Exit – The Consequences of UN Peacekeeping Withdrawal). The project examines and documents conditions on the ground in countries that have played host to large-scale UN peacekeeping operations (UN PKOs) after missions have closed and peacekeepers have withdrawn.
The primary responsibility of the postholder will be undertaking independent and joint research with the project supervisor; which will include contributing to the collection, management and analysis of project data, specifically, cleaning survey data, adapting existing and developing new research methodologies and materials. Further duties will include collaborating in the preparation of research publications, book chapters, including dissemination of the project’s results to academics, policy makers and the public, and participating in the overall works to meet a range of deadlines.
The successful candidate will hold (or be close to completion of) a PhD/DPhil in a relevant subject area and possess demonstrable knowledge of statistical software and programming languages (Stata and R) along with an ability to undertake research at an advanced level, particularly with a quantitative focus. Previous experience of independently managing a discrete area of a research project; and an ability to actively collaborate in the development of research articles for publications are amongst desirable criteria for this post.
The successful candidate will be offered advanced quantitative methods training and, should they wish, an association with Linacre College. Applicants are welcome to contact Professor Richard Caplan via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) for an informal discussion about this post, inquiries will be treated in strict confidence and will not form a part of the selection decision.
This is a full-time and fixed-term appointment available immediately until 31 October 2021.
The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 15 April 2019.
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