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Postdoctoral Fellow in Sociology and Social Demography

We are looking for two Postdoctoral Researchers in Sociology and Social Demography to join the FAMSIZEMATTERS research group led by Professor Christiaan Monden in the Department of Sociology, University of Oxford, Oxford.

The aim of the project is to study a range of related questions on the consequences of low fertility for inequalities in (1) children, (2) adults and (3) societies and it takes a quantitative comparative approach over time and across societies in Europe and East-Asia.

The post holder will be expected to participate fully in the research life of the research group, and engage in advanced independent research within the remit of the project. More specifically, they will shape and carry out research in the larger project focussing on one or more of the sub-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, and simulation modelling.

Applicants should hold a PhD, (or be close to completion), 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. Experience of independently managing a discrete area of a research project would be desirable.

This is a full time, fixed term appointment starting as soon as possible until 31st December 2021 with possibility of further extension.

The closing date for applications is 12:00 noon UK time on Monday, 12th October 2020.

You will be required to upload a CV, covering letter, a sample of written work and details of three referees as part of your online application.

We are committed to equality, valuing diversity and inclusion. Applications are encouraged from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Oxford.

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United Kingdom
University of Oxford

Recruitment Team, +44 (0) 1865 286171, shabnam.mukairshoeva [at]