Research Officer

University of Oxford - Department of Education

The Department of Education at the University of Oxford wishes to appoint a Research Officer to work with an international research team on ISOTIS, a large-scale European project ( The postholder will be leading a qualitative study on experiences, aspirations and support needs of families who suffer from disadvantage because of their immigrant, ethnic, or low-income background.

This is a fixed-term externally funded post for 12 months. Part-time working or job share may be possible.

The main duty of the postholder will be to co-ordinate a qualitative parent interview study, carried out in ten European countries. This will involve a number of tasks, starting with: the development of a coding frame for the interviews to be carried out in all participating countries; training of interviewers and quality assurance; conducting and analysing semi-structured qualitative interviews with mothers in low-income families in England. The postholder will take the lead in collecting, summarising, and integrating qualitative parent interview analyses from all participating countries, and in writing a technical report on the study.

The postholder will be expected to act as a source of information and advice to other members of the group on methodologies or procedures, and to liaise between the Oxford research team and European partners regarding the qualitative interviews.

The successful candidate will hold (or be expected shortly to obtain) a PhD qualification, together with relevant research experience, and possess sufficient specialist knowledge in the discipline to work within the tight project timeline and requirements. Good interpersonal, IT and organisational skills are essential, as is the ability to liaise with various agencies and research teams, and to work independently as well as part of the ISOTIS team.

The post is based at the University Department of Education in Norham Gardens, Oxford.

Closing Date: 30-AUG-2017 12:00

Interviews will take place on Wednesday 6 September 2017.

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