Researcher in Migration

University of Oxford - School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography

The Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS) is seeking to appoint a Researcher for the ‘Role of European Mobility and its Impacts in Narratives, Debates and EU Reforms (REMINDER) -Drivers of Opinions and Norms' project. This is a fixed-term contract until 31 October 2019, based at Banbury Road, Oxford.

The REMINDER project is a 3-year research project funded by the European Commission through the Horizon 2020 framework. The project explores the economic, social, institutional and policy factors that have shaped the impacts of free movement in the EU and public debates about it.

The post holder will have the opportunity to work with original data from the project—including several other work packages—and will analyse existing sources of data on Europeans’ attitudes toward migration. Some of your responsibilities will include analysing detailed and complex quantitative data from original and pre-existing public opinion surveys. You will be taking a lead role in co-authoring research articles for peer-reviewed journals as well as agreeing clear task objectives, organising, and delegating work to other members of the team and coaching other members of the group on specialist methodologies or procedures. You will also develop and implement a strategy for creating a data set integrating public opinion and contextual data from various sources, and prepare this data set for public release.

As the successful candidate, you will hold a PhD/DPhil or have equivalent experience in a relevant social science field as well as possess specialist technical knowledge to design and implement an innovative analysis of cross-national survey data, take a leading role in constructing and validating a data set integrating data from multiple surveys and aggregate level data sources. An ability to prepare a data set for publication, including the requisite technical knowledge is also essential as well as a strong attention to detail, and problem-solving skills. Experience in the preparation of quantitative data sets for public release, including technical documentation (metadata, codebooks, etc.), especially data sets that involved harmonising data from multiple sources is also desirable.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. You will be required to upload a supporting statement as part of your online application.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Friday 16 December 2016.

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