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Nuffield College Centre for Experimental Social Sciences
Research Officer and Assistant to the Director
The Nuffield College Centre for Experimental Social Sciences (CESS) seeks to appoint a Research Officer and Assistant to the Director. The post would be ideal for a candidate who has recently completed, or is close to completing, his or her doctorate in a relevant social and/or computing science discipline and who would be interested in contributing to the development and promotion of experimental social sciences in Oxford and beyond.
The main duties of the Research Officer and Assistant to the Director include: managing all aspects of the online and virtual lab experiments, including scheduling, assisting with the design of the experimental projects and managing the associated administrative tasks; providing research assistance to the Director of CESS, including managing large databases and programming in R, Stata, and in languages designed to acquire web content in machine-readable format (for example, Python) and related web sweeping and text analysis software; and assisting the Director with the CESS administration. In addition the Research Officer will be expected to engage in independent scholarly research and to take part in the intellectual life of the Nuffield CESS and the College.
Applicants should hold a bachelors and/or masters degree in a relevant Social Science discipline (e.g. Economics, Political Science, Sociology) or Computing Science or Statistics, and they must have completed or be close to completing a doctorate in one of these disciplines. They should also have familiarity with programming on-line survey and virtual lab experiments and with software designed for recruiting and managing the subject pool, and they should be able to manage the cloud servers that run the virtual and on-line experiments. They should have experience with managing large databases and using statistical analysis software (such as R and Stata) and web programming and scripting languages, such as PHP, Ruby on Rails, and Python and related web sweeping and text analysis software. The successful candidate should also have the ability and willingness to undertake independent scholarly research and to deliver courses, including courses associated with the CESS Summer Schools and training courses that CESS provides for both students and external clients (such as civil servants); and excellent oral and written communication and organizational skills.
The salary offered is £34,389 p.a. - £35,951 p.a. (Research Officer Scale). The post is full-time and permanent, with an initial probationary period of twelve months. The starting date is 1 October 2016 or as soon as possible thereafter. The post-holder will be based in the Nuffield CESS in Oxford.
Nuffield College exists to promote excellence in education and research, and is an equal opportunities employer committed to equality and valuing diversity. Applications are particularly welcome from women, black and minority ethnic candidates, who are currently under-represented in posts in the College.
The College has a number of Research Fellowships designed (fully or partially) to support people to carry out research at Nuffield for limited periods of time. The responsibility of a Research Fellow is to engage in independent scholarly research and to take part in the intellectual life of the College. Adverts for these positions are always placed on this webpage as well as in the press. Information about these positions is available below.
Postdoctoral Prize Research Fellowships in Sociology
intends to appoint with effect from 1 September 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter, two Postdoctoral Prize Research Fellows (PPRFs) in Sociology, broadly construed to include sociology, demography, social and medical statistics, social psychology, public policy, and social policy. Applicants who wish to undertake research in Economic History, or interdisciplinary research in Sociology which includes Economics and/or Politics are also welcome to apply for the Fellowships. The College particularly encourages applications from candidates who work or plan to work in the field of one or more of the College’s Sociology Fellows.
The key responsibilities of the Research Fellows are to engage in advanced study and independent scholarly research in sociology broadly construed (as above); to disseminate research findings through publication and participation in conferences and workshops; and to take part in the intellectual life of the College by organising workshops, seminars or conferences. Research Fellows may also undertake ad hoc paid teaching or supervision within the collegiate University, up to a maximum of 48 hours per year.
To be eligible, candidates should hold a bachelors and/or masters degree in a relevant field and should by 1 September 2017 have completed, or be close to completing, a doctorate. Candidates must be within three years of the award of their doctorate at the time of application. Preference will be given to candidates who have not previously held a research fellowship similar to that advertised for more than one year at the time of taking up the fellowship. Allowances will be made for career breaks (for example, family-related leave) and candidates are asked to provide relevant information. Prospective candidates should also have experience of carrying out independent research and a track record of excellent quality papers appropriate for and commensurate with their career level. They should have the willingness to contribute to the intellectual life of the College, and excellent oral and written communication skills.
The posts are full-time and fixed-term for three years, starting on 1 September 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter. The salary offered is £30,114 per annum. Research Fellows are entitled to single accommodation in College (at a subsidised rate). Further benefits include a research allowance, free lunch and dinner in College and child support funds.
The deadline for applications is Friday 30 September 2016.
The College exists to promote excellence in education and research, and is an equal opportunities employer committed to equality and valuing diversity. Applications are particularly welcome from black and minority ethnic candidates, who are currently under-represented in posts in the College.
Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Economics
Closes: 12 noon on Monday 10 October 2016
The Department of Economics, in partnership with Nuffield College, offers Postdoctoral Research Fellowship openings for Economics candidates who have recently been awarded a doctoral degree or will have by 31 December 2017. The Fellowships offer early career researchers the opportunity to develop their research portfolio within one of the world’s leading Economics departments and so strengthen their future position in the academic job market.
Applications have closed for the Academic Year 2015/16.
Clerical and Library Grade C/D: £20.974 - £22,125 per annum (Pro-rata)
Nuffield College invites applications for the position of HR Assistant. The post is part-time (17.5 hours, 0.5FTE per week) on a fixed-term basis for twelve months in the first instance.
You will support the HR Officer in the smooth running of all aspects of the College’s HR function. This position would be an ideal opportunity for someone who is looking to develop an administrative career in Higher Education, or who wishes to broaden their HR experience.
You must have administrative experience, as a result of work or study, preferably within the Higher Education sector. You should be able to demonstrate strong interpersonal and communication skills, excellent organisational and IT skills and a flexible and proactive approach to work. Experience of updating and maintaining webpages would be an advantage.
Further information, including the full set of selection criteria, can be found in the Job Description.
Applications, consisting of a covering letter and CV, stating the names and postal and e-mail addresses of two referees, together with a Recruitment Monitoring Form should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org or to the Human Resources Department, Nuffield College, New Road, Oxford OX1 1NF no later than 12 noon on Monday 10 October 2016.
The College exists to promote excellence in education and research, and is an equal opportunities employer committed to equality and valuing diversity. Applications are particularly welcome from women, from disabled people and from black or ethnic minority candidates, who are currently under-represented in posts in the College.