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Researcher in Migration

School of Anthropology Buildings, Banbury Road, Oxford
Grade 7: £32.236 – £39,609 p.a.

The Migration Observatory at the University of Oxford is seeking to appoint a researcher with a strong interest in migration policy. We are looking for someone who is committed to communicating with non-academic audiences and who over time will become a senior member of the Migration Observatory team.

The successful candidate will be involved in a wide range of Migration Observatory activities, producing analysis to help policy audiences and practitioners understand migration policies and data. They will be responsible for developing new ideas for briefing and commentaries, conducting descriptive data analysis, meeting with stakeholders inside and outside of government, and representing a high-profile organisation in public fora. In addition to work with non-academic audiences, they will also be expected to contribute to academic journal articles and will be supported to develop a programme of academic work alongside the Migration Observatory responsibilities.

The ideal candidate will have a strong interest in UK immigration policy and its impacts; a good understanding of quantitative data sources, their uses and limitations; and the ability to communicate complex ideas to non-technical audiences. They will have either a doctorate in a social sciences discipline or equivalent research training gained on the job (e.g. in government or a non-government organisation).

The initial appointment is on a fixed-term basis for 2 years, but there is an expectation that this will be extended when external funding is confirmed.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. You will be required to upload a supporting statement and CV as part of your online application.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 17 December 2018.

Contact Person : Recruitment Administrator Vacancy ID : 138007
Contact Phone : Closing Date : 17-Dec-2018
Contact Email : recruit@anthro.ox.ac.uk

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COMPAS (Centre on Migration, Policy and Society)
University of Oxford
58 Banbury Road
Oxford
OX2 6QS

T: +44 (0) 1865 274701
E: migrationobservatory@compas.ox.ac.uk

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