Research Fellow

University of Southampton - Social Statistics & Demography

A researcher is sought to join the project “Female-Breadwinner Families in Europe”, funded under the ESRC Future Research Leaders scheme. The project examines the implications of the emergence of female breadwinners and women as main earners in the UK by studying a series of social and demographic outcomes relating to the lives of women, men, and their children.

You will have or be close to completing a PhD* or equivalent professional qualifications/experience in Sociology, Demography, Economics, or other related Social Sciences disciplines; strong quantitative analysis skills; proficiency in using STATA; and previous experience with Understanding Society data. Familiarity with the Millennium Cohort Study data would be advantageous.

*Applications for Research Fellow positions will be considered from candidates who are working towards or nearing completion of a relevant PhD qualification. The title of Research Fellow will be applied upon successful completion of the PhD. Prior to the qualification being awarded the title of Senior Research Assistant will be given.

The position is tenable from the 2 October 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter and has a duration of 6 months full-time. You will be based at and affiliated with the University of Southampton and ESRC Centre for Population Change.

Please include your CV along and a statement of support for the attention of Dr Agnese Vitaliin your application.

Application procedure:

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Charlene Tyson Recruitment Team on +44 0 23 8059 6803. Please quote reference 899917CC on all correspondence.

Further details:

We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.

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