Department of Sociology, Manor Road, Oxford
Grade 7: Salary in the range £29,541 - £31,331 p.a.
The Department of Sociology seeks an enthusiastic quantitative researcher to work on a Wellcome Trust-funded project to evaluate the histories of public health and social protection systems during periods of economic crises. The successful candidate will be working with Dr David Stuckler and his interdisciplinary research team to assess the political economy of policy responses to periods of social and economic changes. The appointed person will take responsibility for leading both quantitative analyses of historical data from the U.S. Great Depression as well as qualitative analyses of archived documents. They will also be engaged in writing and submitting research proposals on related topics, and will be encouraged to further their research portfolios and publication outputs, and to develop their academic career potential. The position offers an exciting opportunity to contribute to the development of a world-leading research programme in the political economy of health at the University of Oxford.
The successful candidate will hold or expect to obtain a PhD or DPhil in history, history of medicine, political science, social epidemiology, demography, or related social science. They will have training and expertise in analysis of secondary data, strong quantitative analysis skills, and be proficient in using STATA and EndNote. They will also show evidence of developing a track record of excellent quality publications in highly ranked peer-reviewed academic journals and/or major presses.
The post will commence from 1 October 2013 (start date is flexible and can be negotiated) and is full-time, fixed-term until 29 February 2016 in the first instance, but with the possibility of extension for a further period.
All applications should include a covering letter, CV, and the names of three referees.
The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Wednesday 18 September 2013, interviews will take place as soon as possible afterwards.
Contact Person : Departmental Secretary Vacancy ID : 109076
Contact Phone : 01865 281740 Closing Date : 18-Sep-2013
Contact Email : firstname.lastname@example.org