Postdoctoral Researcher, Leverhulme Centre for Demographic Research
We are looking for two enthusiastic and highly motivated Postdoctoral Researchers to join the new innovative interdisciplinary research centre funded by the Leverhulme Centre for Demographic Science, headed by Professor Melinda Mills, in the Department of Sociology, University of Oxford, Oxford.
The post holders will be responsible for their own independent research projects within a discrete area of the wider LCDS research programme, while being encouraged to work with others in the centre and our international partners. The Centre is looking for researchers in the area of population health, COVID-19, digital and computational demography, and/or causality and methodological advances. Supervision and collaboration can occur within the core domains and with researchers within the LCDS (see www.demographicscience.ox.ac.uk).
Duties of this exciting new role will include publishing excellent research, representing the Centre at meetings and seminars, presenting papers at external events and generating creative ideas for research income and assisting with future proposals.
Applicants should hold a PhD, or be close to completion, in demography, sociology, economics, statistics, molecular genetics, biology, epidemiology, computer science, geography, or another relevant discipline. Candidates should be able to evidence a good research and publication record commensurate with career stage, demonstrate excellent communication skills including academic writing and have confidence in presenting research proposals and results. Experience of working in an interdisciplinary environment would be desirable.
This is a full time, fixed term appointment for 3 years, starting 1st February 2021 (or as soon as possible thereafter).
The closing date for applications is 12:00 noon UK time on Monday, 7th December 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.