Blavatnik School of Government, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 6GG
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 looking for an enthusiastic Postdoctoral Research Fellow to work at the heart of a new £30m six-year global research and policy effort: the What Works Hub for Global Education (WWHGE).
The WWH aims to dramatically improve learning outcomes for children in developing countries by generating new evidence on the “implementation science” of delivering what works at scale, with governments, and across contexts.
The Postdoctoral Research Fellow will work with the WWH's Academic Director on Pillar 3 of the WWH (the development of a new science of implementation), managing and leading on primary and secondary research within scopes of work provided. You will undertake in-depth data analysis and literature reviews, produce high-impact, high-quality research papers and policy products and present and represent the WWH; and contribute to wider project planning, including identifying gaps in the WWH research agenda, and proposing ideas.
You will have relevant work experience in International Development, Economics, Political Science, Political Economy, Public Policy, Education or a related field, as well as a familiarity with international development and international education and experience with academic and/or policy communication.
You should be creative and curious, with the desire to seek out new ideas. You should have outstanding organisational, interpersonal, and communication skills, with the ability to take personal initiative, work independently, while also working as a member of an integrated team.
A PhD (or close to completion) in a relevant discipline and a passion for international development, and for improving lives around the world through effective public policy, are also essential.
You will be required to upload a covering letter/supporting statement, a writing sample including both a paper as well as policy writing sample or presentation ppt, your up-to-date CV, and the details of two referees as part of your online application.
The closing date for applications is 12 noon (UK time) on Monday 20 November 2023.
Interviews will take place online on 11 and 12 December and, as a first step, long-listed candidates will be asked to undertake an exercise for the role.
Contact Person : HR Team Vacancy ID : 169157 Contact Phone : Closing Date & Time : 20-Nov-2023 12:00 Pay Scale : STANDARD GRADE 7 Contact Email : recrui[email protected] Salary (£) : Grade 7: £36,024 - £44,263 per annum