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Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

We are seeking to appoint a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow to work within the Centre for Population Change (CPC) on the Fertility and Family Change theme, funded by the Economic and Social and Research Council (ESRC). The post will be part of the St Andrews team of CPC, and part of the broader Centre for Population Change which is a collaboration between the Universities of Southampton, St Andrews,  and Stirling (see The CPC team in St Andrews investigates fertility in high-income countries, with the focus on relationships between fertility and housing, residential context and migration. Research on the effect of the Covid-19 crisis on fertility is also on the teams agenda.

This is an excellent opportunity for a dedicated researcher to work in an international team of researchers on a highly relevant topiv. The Research Fellow will investigate human fertility using longitudinal data from one or several high-income countries including the UK. They will write up research results for publication in leading international social science journals. They will also help organise CPC workshops/events and will be responsible for the design and update of the project webpage. The candidates should have a PhD in a social science discipline (including Statistics and Applied Mathematics), experience in handling longitudinal data and conducting longitudinal analysis. Good communication and management skills are essential.

Applications are particularly welcome from women, people from the Black, Asian, Minority or Ethnic (BAME) community and other protected characteristics who are under-represented in research posts at the University.

The University is committed to equality for all, demosntrated through our working on diversity awards (ECU Athena SWAN/Race charters; Carer positive; LGBT Charter and Stonewall). More details can be found at

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United Kingdom
St Andrews
University of St Andrews

Informal enquiries can be directed to: Prof Hill Kulu, Hill.Kulu [at]; Dr Katherine Keenan, Katherine.Keenan [at]; and Dr Francesca Fiori, Francesca.Fiori [at]