Research Coordinator (Migration Observatory)

University of Oxford - School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography

The Migration Observatory at the University of Oxford is seeking applicants for a 1-year fixed term fellowship based in Oxford. The successful candidate will coordinate the research and public engagement of the Migration Observatory, a high-profile initiative that produces analysis to inform policy and media debates about migration in the UK. The position provides a unique opportunity for an ambitious individual interested in a career in public policy research to learn about UK politics, policy and the media.

This is a part-time post; up to 80% of full-time hours.

The role involves a combination of research and project management. The successful candidate will work on multiple Migration Observatory projects, including upcoming work on the impacts of Brexit and analysis of non-EU migration. Working closely with the rest of the Observatory team, s/he will be responsible for analysing migration statistics, conducting literature reviews and assessing the implications of research evidence for policy decision-making. S/he will also ensure the smooth implementation of Observatory grants and projects, develop relationships with the Observatory’s network of external collaborators, and keep the Observatory website up to date.

The successful candidate will receive training in statistical analysis, design and website management. S/he will gain insight into the development of public policy in the UK, the politics and policy of international migration, and the role of the media in public debates.

Candidates must have at least a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field, experience working with data, demonstrated interest in UK public policy, and excellent communication and project-management skills.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online at the University of Oxford vacancy page. You will be required to upload a supporting statement as part of your online application. In this statement you should indicate your preferred part-time pattern. 

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 9 December 2016 with planned interview dates of 15/16 December 2016.

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