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Postdoctoral Researcher for the Freedom of Religion and Belief Project

University of Oxford - School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography

Location: Oxford
Salary: £32,817 to £40,322 p.a.,Grade 7
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 15th March 2021
Closes: 29th April 2021
Job Ref: 150154

School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography, 51 Banbury Road, Oxford

Grade 7: £32,817 - £40,322

The post holder is a member of a research group with responsibility for carrying out research for the Freedom of Religion or Belief Leadership Network (FoRBLN), an international programme, funded by the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office. It looks at the role FoRB plays in creating stable, cohesive societies. The specific focus is on how awareness of FoRB amongst societal leaders contributes to societal cohesiveness. The project focuses on 8 countries in West Africa, East Africa, and South Asia.

As the postdoctoral researcher, you will gather cross-cultural data from various leaders as well as grass-roots communities to investigate group alignments and the nature of societal hostility towards individuals on the grounds of their religion or belief and group identity. This will contribute to the development of interventions to promote barrier-crossing leadership.

You will assist the Project Leaders in the design and implementation of cross-cultural experiments and surveys as well as with all administrative aspects of experimental and survey-based psychological research, including ethical approval, participant recruitment, and research assistant training. You will plan and conduct data analysis, contribute to report writing, to the writing of additional grant applications and present findings through academic lectures and seminars.

You will have completed or be in the final stages toward a PhD in Social Psychology, Experimental Psychology, Cross Cultural Psychology, Cognitive Anthropology, Behavioural Economics or a related discipline. You will  have substantial experience in designing and conducting lab and field experiments or working with large cross-cultural datasets in psychology, behavioural economics, or related social science methodologies. You will also have demonstrable proficiency with statistical analysis and inferential statistics, including strong competence with relevant statistical software (R, SPSS, JASP, etc.) and appropriate analysis methods.

The post is full-time and fixed-term for 12 months. An extension of the post might be possible, depending on funding.  The start date is 26th April or as soon as possible thereafter.

The deadline for applications is 12.00 noon on Thursday, 29th April 2021.

The interview will take place remotely. Candidates invited to an interview will need equipment and internet connection suitable for a video call.

Contact for project and post queries: Pieter Francois (Principal Investigator)  pieter.francois@stb.ox.ac.uk

Contact for procedural matters: recruit@anthro.ox.ac.uk

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