Postdoctoral Researcher in Demographic Science (3 posts)
University of Oxford
Oxford, England
4d ago

Postdoctoral Researcher in Demographic Science (3 posts) Department of Sociology, Park End Street, Oxford Grade 7 : £32,236 - £39,609 p.a.

The Department of Sociology, University of Oxford would like to appoint three creative, exciting and innovative Postdoctoral Researchers who will work within the new innovative interdisciplinary environment of the Leverhulme Centre for Demographic Science, headed by Professor Melinda Mills.

The postholders 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.

Research needs to follow the aims of the LCDS which is to be innovative, disruptive, interdisciplinary and realign conventional thinking.

In this first round of postdoctoral recruitment we are looking for researchers in the area of digital and computational demography, causality and methodological advances, sociogenomics and molecular genetics.

Supervision and collaboration can occur within the core domains and with researchers within the LCDS. 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.

The postholder will have the opportunity to teach if desired.

Applicants should hold a PhD, or be close to completion, in demography, sociology, economics, geography, statistics, molecular genetics, biology, epidemiology, computer science, or another related 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.

The posts are available initially for a fixed-term duration of 3 years, ideally starting on 1 September 2019, or as soon as possible thereafter.

Please direct enquiries about the role to Professor Melinda Mills (Melinda.mills

You will be required to upload a statement of research interests, CV and details of two referees as part of your online application (references will only be requested for shortlisted candidates).

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on 7 June 2019 can be considered. Interviews are likely to take place in the last week of June or first week of July 2019.

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