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Nuffield College Centre for Social Investigation
Postdoctoral Research Officer (ESRC Brexit Project)
 
The Nuffield College Centre for Social Investigation intends to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Officer to work on a new ESRC-funded project on attitude formation and change in the run-up to Brexit. We intend to collect six waves of data using an internet panel over an eighteen month period to monitor public opinion on Brexit-related issues. The project includes two main strands: 1) descriptive analysis of public preferences, willingness to compromise on key issues and to accept supranational governance, regional variation and so forth, and 2) more in-depth analysis on attitude dynamics and the drivers of attitude stability and change.
 
The Research Officer’s main responsibilities will be to communicate with the data collection agency, to undertake benchmarking from representative surveys, to develop weighting procedures, to undertake initial analysis for wide dissemination, and to produce policy reports. In addition, he or she will carry out a detailed literature review and later in the project will start more detailed academic analysis of the panel data. The researcher will contribute to the dissemination of the results through participation in relevant research conferences and stakeholder workshops, and will liaise with project partners for maximal impact.
 
The successful candidate will hold or be near to completing a doctorate in a relevant social science discipline. He or she will possess a high standard of statistical and writing skills and be able to contribute to the design and conduct of the data collection. He or she will possess a good knowledge of the literature relevant to the study of attitude formation and change and will demonstrate the potential to produce high quality research with a good record of scholarly writing and publication (appropriate to the candidate’s academic career stage). The candidate must be able to write for a policy audience as well as for academic audiences, and should possess excellent communication skills for interacting with project stakeholders and advisors. Awareness or experience of the methodological issues and debate around internet panel methods will be an advantage.
 
The post is a full-time appointment for a fixed term of eighteen months starting on 1 July 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter. There will be an initial probationary period of six months. The salary for the post will be £30,478 p.a. The post-holder will be based in the College’s Centre for Social Investigation (CSI) directed by Professor Anthony Heath.
 
Further particulars and information about how to apply can be found here. The deadline for applications is Monday 12 June 2017.
 
Applications will be reviewed as they are received and candidates may be invited for interview in advance of the closing date. Further information about CSI can be found on the Centre’s website http://csi.nuff.ox.ac.uk/ or by contacting Lindsay.richards@nuffield.ox.ac.uk
 
 
 
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, from disabled people and from black or ethnic minority candidates, who are currently under-represented in posts in the College.
 

Nuffield College Centre for Experimental Social Sciences
Research Administrator
 
Salary: £30,000 per annum
 
The Nuffield College Centre for Experimental Social Sciences (CESS) is seeking to appoint a Research Administrator for a fixed period of one year, with the possibility of renewal.
 
The CESS promotes studies in experimental social sciences at Oxford. It offers researchers a full service 25-station experimental lab and provides support for Internet and field experiments. The duties of the postholder include providing administrative assistance to the Director; assisting with the day-to-day operations of the Nuffield CESS and Santiago CESS collaboration; assisting with the preparation of large-scale grant proposals; managing ongoing grant schedules and budgets; assisting with the administration of the experimental lab and the online experimental operations; and assisting with the seminar, workshop and summer school programmes. The CESS consists of a vibrant community of experimental social scientists and is a wonderful environment for social scientists who want to participate in the Centre’s wide-ranging projects in experimental research.
 
Candidates should hold a masters degree in Social Science or related disciplines (e.g. Economics, Political Science, Sociology, or Statistics).  A doctorate in Social Science would be desirable.
 
The Research Administrator will be fluent in Spanish and English, ideally near native Spanish speaking, and have excellent writing skills in both languages. The post will require extensive communication, both written and oral, in Spanish. Some travel to Santiago, Chile will be required in order to assist with the organization and monitoring of the Santiago-based team and to provide on-site support for some events in Santiago. The candidate should have good abilities in data management using standard office computing software and some familiarity with statistical software (e.g. Stata or R); experience of web page management (e.g. editing HTML files and working with Wordpress-based websites) would be an advantage. He or she should have experience of assembling grant proposals and of preparing project budgets and schedules. Experience of managing large-scale social science research projects would be an advantage.
 
The post is available from 1 July 2017.
 
Further Particulars including a job description are available here.

Applications consisting of a covering letter and a CV stating the names and addresses of two referees, together with a Recruitment Monitoring Form, should be sent to vacancies@nuffield.ox.ac.uk or to the Human Resources Department, Nuffield College, New Road, Oxford OX1 1NF.
 
The deadline for applications is 12 noon on Tuesday 30 May 2017. Applications will be reviewed as they are received and candidates may be invited for interview in advance of the closing date.
 
Interviews will take place in early June 2017.
 
 
Recruitment monitoring form
 
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, from disabled people, and from 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. Advertisements for available Research Fellowships are always placed on this webpage as well as in the press.  
 

Chef de Partie

Domestic Scale, K/S: £20,384 - £22,756 per annum

 

Nuffield College is a postgraduate College specialising in the Social Sciences.  The College invites applications for the position of Chef de Partie and is looking for a motivated and talented person to join our small team in its busy kitchen.  The ideal candidate will have extensive experience in the catering industry and be a hard-working and enthusiastic individual.   On-the-job training will be provided and further formal training is strongly encouraged by the College.

 

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact the Catering and Conference Manager, Olivier Goddet, on 01865 278542 or olivier.goddet@nuffield.ox.ac.uk.

 

Our benefits package includes 41 days annual leave inclusive of public holidays and closed periods at Christmas and Easter, free meals whilst on duty, childcare vouchers,

a discounted travel to work scheme and contributory pension scheme.

 

Applications consisting of a covering letter and CV, together with the names and postal and email addresses of two referees, together with a Recruitment Monitoring Form should be submitted to vacancies@nuffield.ox.ac.uk or to the Human Resources Department, Nuffield College, New Road, Oxford OX1 1NF no later than 12.00 noon on Friday 26 May 2017.

 

Interviews are likely to take place during the week commencing 5 June 2017.  

 

Further Particulars.docxFurther Particulars

Recruitment Monitoring Form.docRecruitment Monitoring Form

 

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, from disabled people and from black or ethnic minority candidates, who are currently under-represented in posts in the College. ​


 
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