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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.

Further particulars and information about how to apply can be found on the College website: http://www.nuffield.ox.ac.uk/About/Vacancies/Documents/CESSroFPs.pdf. The deadline for applications is Monday 26 September 2016.
 
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.
 
 

Research Fellowships
 
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 Politics
(two posts)
 
Nuffield College and the Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Oxford intend to appoint jointly, with effect from 1 September 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter, two Postdoctoral Prize Research Fellows (PPRFs) in Politics, broadly construed to include political science, comparative politics and political economy, political theory, international relations and political history.
 
The key responsibilities of the Research Fellows are to engage in advanced study and independent scholarly research in politics broadly construed (as above); to disseminate research findings through publication and participation in conferences and workshops; to take part in the intellectual life of the College and the Department by organising workshops, seminars or conferences; to undertake teaching of 24 units per year and to assist in examining for the Department.
 
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 ability to provide excellent teaching to high-achieving students; the willingness to contribute to the intellectual life of the College and the Department; 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. 
 
Further particulars, including information on how to apply, are available from the College web page: http://www.nuffield.ox.ac.uk/About/Vacancies/Documents/PolPPRF.pdf or from the College Registrar, Nuffield College, Oxford OX1 1NF. Email: pprf@nuffield.ox.ac.uk.
 
The deadline for applications is Tuesday 13 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 Prize Research Fellowships in Sociology
(two posts)
 
Nuffield College 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.
 
Further particulars, including information on how to apply, are available from the College web page: http://www.nuffield.ox.ac.uk/About/Vacancies/Documents/SocPPRF.pdf or from the College Registrar, Nuffield College, Oxford OX1 1NF. Email: pprf@nuffield.ox.ac.uk.
 
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.
 
 
 

Jemolo Fellowships

Applications have closed for the Academic Year 2015/16.
 

 
 
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