Job vacancy on ESRC project ‘Becoming adult: Futures & wellbeing of former unaccompanied minors’

The Institute for Research into Superdiversity is seeking to recruit a Research Associate to work on a new ESRC-funded research project on the transitions to adulthood of former unaccompanied migrant minors. This ESRC-funded research is a collaboration between the School of Social Policy’s Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS), and the University of Oxford’s Department of Social Policy and Intervention and the Refugee Studies Centre. The post holder will report to Dr Nando Sigona, Deputy Director of IRiS.

The person appointed to this post will work the policy components of the study and his/her responsibilities will include: collecting research data via a variety of research methods;  analysis of research data; systematic storing and organisation of research data; supporting the writing of all project outputs; assisting in the organisation of seminars and conferences during the course of the research as required; and carrying out administrative tasks related directly to the delivery of the research.

The ideal candidate should have a graduate degree or equivalent in a relevant social science discipline; familiarity with UK immigration and refugee policy; practical experience of applying the relevant skills and techniques required; familiarity with qualitative and quantitative research methods; experience of working as part of a research team; ability to access and organise resources successfully; excellent communication, interpersonal and intercultural skills; ability to liaise with a range of local, national and international stakeholders.

Full details: Deadline: 10 July 2015

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