Postdoctoral Research Officer

Social Policy & Intervention

University of Oxford, Oxford, UK


  • Posted on: 22nd Feb 2021
  • Salary: Grade 7: £32,817-£40,322 p.a.
  • REF: 149672
  • Closes: 26th March 2021
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
  • Hours: Full Time

Job Details

Postdoctoral Research Officer

Department of Social Policy and Intervention, Wellington Square, Oxford

Grade 7: £32,817-£40,322 p.a.

The Department of Social Policy and Intervention (DSPI) is a world-leading centre of excellence for research and teaching in social policy and the development and evaluation of social interventions. We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and highly motivated Postdoctoral Research Officer to join an international research team led by Professor Lucie Cluver.

Professor Cluver works closely with the South African government, USAID-PEPFAR, UNICEF, the World Health Organisation and with other international NGOs, to provide evidence that can improve the lives of children and adolescents affected by HIV/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa. Your work will contribute to the effectiveness of front-line research with life-changing impact. You will undertake an exciting and varied key role, supporting the PI with data analysis of a number of large-scale studies. Professor Cluver and her group lead large-scale longitudinal surveys and randomised controlled trials of interventions, combined with participatory qualitative research.

This role is fixed term for one year to work on a set of research studies with a possible extension of up to four years and is offered on a full-time basis (1FTE/37.5 hours per week). The post is available from May 2021.

You will have a Doctorate (PhD or DPhil) in a relevant social science discipline, using quantitative methods and possess excellent data analysis and statistical skills, including experience with a range of statistical packages. You will have a track record of excellent publications or papers accepted for publication, as well as strong communication skills and experience building collaborative relationships. Desirable selection criteria include experience in conducting independent research and direct experience of working in Southern or Eastern Africa.

We are committed to fostering an environment of equality, diversity and inclusion. This role is based in Barnett House, 32 Wellington Square with the rest of the Cluver group, and in close collaboration with our co-leading team at the University of Cape Town, South Africa and partner institutions.

All applicants must complete a short application form and upload a CV and supporting statement. To apply for this role, please click on the ‘Apply Now’ button in the link below.

Online applications received before 12.00 midday on Friday 26th March 2021 will be considered. Please be aware that interviews are planned to be held during week commencing 19th April 2021.

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