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Research Fellow, Family Demography

Posted: 3/4/2019 (Employment)

Research Fellow in Family DemographyESRC Centre for Population Change

Social Statistics & Demography, University of Southampton

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £30,395 to £37,345 Per annum 
Full Time Fixed Term for 24 months
Closing Date:  Monday 11 March 2019
Interview Date:   TBC in late March
Reference:  1107619CC

The Centre for Population Change at the University of Southampton is looking to recruit a talented quantitative researcher with interests in family demography and/or quantitative sociology. The project will explore factors associated with partnership formation, dissolution and childbearing. You will use the UK Household Longitudinal Study (UKHLS), and other secondary data to examine the relationship between partnership dynamics and housing and labour market transitions across the lifecourse. The work will focus on the UK but will reflect on the changing nature of partnerships within Europe and the US.

The successful applicant will work for 24 months under the direction of Professor Ann Berrington and Dr. Brienna Perelli-Harris. You will have a PhD or equivalent professional qualifications and experience in a quantitative social science discipline and experience with advanced quantitative methods, excellent knowledge and solid practical experience in the use of STATA or a similar software program and good written and oral communication skills. Prior experience with analysing the UKHLS is desirable.

The deadline for applications is 11 March 2019. The position is tenable from 1 June 2019.  Informal inquiries may be made via email to Prof Ann Berrington / Dr. Brienna Perelli-Harris or telephone: +44 (0)23 8059 7180/ +44 (0)23 80 594549. Submit your completed online application form at

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Deadline: 03/11/2019

Location: ESRC Centre for Population Change, Social Statistics & Demography, University of Southampton