Postdoctoral Policy and Research Associate (Lemann Foundation Programme)

University of Oxford
May 20, 2024
Offerd Salary:£36,024 - £44,263
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Postdoctoral Policy and Research Associate (Lemann Foundation Programme)

Blavatnik School of Government, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Woodstock Road, Oxford

About the Blavatnik School of Government

Our vision is of a world better led, a world better served and a world better governed. We are a global school committed to improving the quality of government and public policymaking worldwide, through three routes: teaching current and future leaders ; generating research with impact ; and engaging with governments and practitioners.

What we offer

The School is a collaborative, friendly, and dynamic department based in an award-winning building in Oxford. We host regular events and talks with well- known guest speakers – all of which are open to staff. On the social side, we have regular coffee/cake mornings for staff, a family-friendly Halloween event, and Christmas and summer parties.

As an employer, we genuinely care about our employees' wellbeing and this is reflected in the range of benefits that we offer including:

  • An excellent contributory pension scheme
  • 38 days' annual leave
  • Family leave schemes and a comprehensive range of childcare services
  • Cycle loan scheme and discounted bus travel and Season Ticket travel loans
  • Membership to a variety of social and sports clubs
  • Opportunities for remote working.
  • More information about working at the School can be found on our jobs page.

    About the Role

    The Blavatnik School of Government is in search of a Postdoctoral Policy and Research Associate for the Lemann Foundation Programme for the Public Sector which aims to address public sector challenges and opportunities globally, with a specific focus on Brazil. Through partnerships with Brazilian institutions, engagement with public sector practitioners, and delivery of insights and training, the Programme seeks to reshape the Brazilian public sector by fostering research, disseminating knowledge, equipping leaders, and facilitating collaboration.

    As part of the Programme, the candidate for this role will support the Programme Director in various capacities, including research development, coordination of Brazil-focused activities, editing Programme outputs, and facilitating practitioner and academic engagement. The role emphasises translating knowledge into practice, fostering collaboration with the Brazilian public sector, and building partnerships to advance the Programme's objectives.

    About You

    You are expected to be motivated by (and committed to) the research mission of the Lemann Foundation Programme, and should possess sufficient specialist knowledge in public sector transformation to contribute to and compile an international body of research and practice. Holding or being close to completion of a PhD/DPhil in relevant fields such as public policy, law, public management, or organisational psychology is essential.

    You should have excellent communication skills, including being able to write for both academic and non-academic publications, present at conferences, and represent the research group at meetings, and the ability to translate research findings into concrete policy recommendations. Familiarity with Brazil and the ability to write and converse in Brazilian Portuguese is highly desirable.

    Application Process

    You will be required to upload a covering letter/supporting statement, CV and the details of two referees as part of your online application.

    The closing date for applications is 12:00 noon (UK time) on Monday 20 May 2024.

    Interviews will take place during week commencing 27 May 2024 and will be online.

    Contact Person : HR team Vacancy ID : 172571 Contact Phone : Closing Date & Time : 20-May-2024 12:00 Pay Scale : STANDARD GRADE 7 Contact Email : [email protected] Salary (£) : £36,024 - £44,263 (with a discretionary range to £48,350) per annum, dependent on experience

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