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Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Sociology and Social Demography

Posted: 2/16/2018 (Employment)

University of Oxford – Department of Sociology

Location: Oxford, UK
Placed on: February 5, 2018
Closes: March 5, 2018

We are seeking an outstanding quantitative researcher to work on the European Research Council funded project FAMSIZEMATTERS Family size matters: How low fertility affects the (re)production of social inequalities, led by Associate Professor Christiaan Monden.

The successful candidate will be expected to engage in advanced independent research within the remit of the project. More specifically, he/she will shape and carry out research on one or more of the following themes: only-children, multi-generational effects, sibling size, childlessness, impact of children’s socioeconomic position on parents, high-fertility sub-populations in low fertility societies, family size, and gender inequality.

The successful candidate will hold or expect to obtain a PhD in sociology, demography, economics, statistics or another relevant discipline. Training and expertise in analysing secondary data, strong quantitative analysis skills are essential. Candidates will be required to show evidence of developing a track record of excellent quality publications in peer-reviewed academic journals.

The post is full-time on a fixed-term contract, for 36 months starting by July 2018.

Applications, including a covering letter, CV and the names of three referees, should be submitted by 12pm on Monday, March 5, 2018.

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Deadline: 03/05/2018

Location: Oxford, UK