Postdoctoral Research Officer

University of Oxford - Department of Social Policy and Intervention

Barnett House
32 Wellington Square 

The Department of Social Policy and Intervention is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Officer to work closely with Professor Martin Seeleib-Kaiser to assist in the development of a research project, and to assist in the preparation of relevant publications, relating to EU citizenship and social rights.

The Postdoctoral Research Officer will support the development of an externally-funded research project on the politicisation of intra-EU migration with a special focus on Britain, Germany and Sweden as well as the preparation of relevant publications relating to EU citizenship and social rights. Building on previous research, the work will focus on a) the specific structure of welfare states (including the ‘ease’ of access to benefits and services by intra-EU migrants) and labour markets; and b) the role of political parties and social partners in the framing and the politicisation of intra-EU migration.

This is a fixed-term, full-time post for 6 months. The post is available from 1 April 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The successful candidate will have a postgraduate degree in a research-based relevant social science discipline; demonstrable interest and knowledge about migration and social rights; detailed knowledge of EU social policy, especially as it relates to EU migrant citizens; experience of conducting qualitative research, including document analysis; German and Swedish language skills;  experience of managing research from the initial stages through to publication; proven ability to liaise with a range of different stakeholders and the ability to work both independently and as part of a team. The successful candidate will have excellent communication, presentation and writing skills in English.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. You will be required to upload a CV, a supporting statement and the names and addresses of two referees as part of your online application.

Only applications received promptly by 12.00 noon on 21 December 2016 can be considered.

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