Department of Education, 15 Norham Gardens, Oxford, OX2 6PY
The Department of Education is looking to appoint a postdoctoral researcher to work within the Centre for Skills, Knowledge and Organisational Performance (SKOPE www. skope.ox.ac.uk). This new and pivotal role has been created to help manage and coordinate the successful delivery of a collaborative project between the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge. Funded by the Office for Students (OfS) and Research England (RE), the project is designed to improve access to postgraduate research degrees for Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic students. Reporting to Dr James Robson, the post holder will work within a multi-disciplinary team across the universities and graduate admissions, as well as with senior academics, students and wider stakeholders.
The post holder will be responsible for managing their own research and administrative activities, including the collection of data for the project, and project management, to co-ordinate multiple aspects of work to meet deadlines. They will analyse existing formal and informal doctoral admissions structures and practices in Oxford and Cambridge through a range of qualitative and quantitative approaches, including interviews with key stakeholders, analysis of admissions data, developing and testing interventions, and develop and test new tools and approaches to inclusive recruitment of research students from underrepresented ethnic groups. They will also be responsible for collaborating in the preparation of publications, representing SKOPE and presenting at external meetings, seminars and conferences, and act as a source of information and advice to other members of the group on methodologies or procedures and the substantive field of graduate access and widening participation.
The successful candidate will hold, or be close to completion of, a relevant PhD/DPhil, together with relevant experience, and possess sufficient specialist knowledge in the field of higher education to work within the established research programme. They will have experience of managing, or working in, complex research projects, experience of a range of methodological approaches, including qualitative and quantitative methods, good understanding of GDPR and research ethics, as well as the ability to contribute ideas for new projects and income generation. They must also have excellent communication skills, including the ability to write for publication, present proposals and results, and represent SKOPE at meetings.
This post is fixed-term for 12 months and is offered on a part-time basis (80% FTE).
Applications for this vacancy should be made online and you will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your application, explaining how you meet the essential and desirable criteria for this post.
For further details of the role, please see the job description. The closing date for applications is midday on Friday 17 February 2023 and only applications received by this deadline will be considered. Interviews will likely be held week commencing 27 February 2023.
Contact Person : HR Team Vacancy ID : 162820 Contact Phone : Closing Date & Time : 17-Feb-2023 12:00 Pay Scale : STANDARD GRADE 7 Contact Email : [email protected] Salary (£) : £34,308 - £42,155 per annum (pro-rata)