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Postdoctoral Research Fellow for the Minerva Global Security Programme

University of Oxford - Blavatnik School of Government

Location: Oxford
Salary: £34,308 to £36,386 Grade 7 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 9th December 2022
Closes: 16th January 2023
Job Ref: 161791

About the Blavatnik School of Government

Our vision is of a world better led, a world better served and a world better governed. We are a global school committed to improving the quality of government and public policymaking worldwide, through three routes: teaching current and future leadersgenerating research with impact; and engaging with governments and practitioners.

What we offer

The Blavatnik School is a collaborative, friendly, and dynamic department based in an award-winning building in Jericho. In term time, we host regular events and talks with well-known guest speakers (usually 2-3 each week) – all of which that are open to staff. On the social side, we have regular coffee/cake mornings for staff, a Halloween event to which children of staff are invited and Christmas and summer parties for all staff.

As an employer, we genuinely care about our employees’ wellbeing and this is reflected in the range of benefits that we offer including:

  • An excellent contributory pension scheme
  • 38 days annual leave
  • A comprehensive range of childcare services
  • Family leave schemes
  • Cycle loan scheme
  • Discounted bus travel and Season Ticket travel loans
  • Membership to a variety of social and sports clubs
  • Opportunities for hybrid working.

More information about working at the Blavatnik School of Government can be found on our jobs page.

About the role

The Blavatnik School of Government is looking to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to contribute to the Minerva Global Security Programme: Contested Cross-border Spaces, Illicit Flows, and Order in the Contemporary World.

The role would suit a researcher with an excellent grounding in security studies and/or quantitative methods. Awareness of the key literature and debates on global security is required.

The Research Fellow will support the collection, analysis, and writing up of data obtained through mixed methods. It is anticipated that the postholder will co-author one or more research papers with the PI.

The contract is fixed-term until 31 August 2025, with the likelihood of extension.

About you

You will hold, or be close to completion of, a doctorate along with relevant experience in International Relations, security studies, or peace and conflict studies. You will be enthusiastic about interdisciplinary research and about working in a team, have a keen eye for detail, be proactive about identifying and solving problems, and be an effective communicator.

Application process

You will be required to upload a sole-authored writing sample, covering letter/supporting statement, CV, and the details of two referees as part of your online application.

The closing date for applications is 12 noon (UK time) on Monday 16 January 2023.

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