Research Assistant (Elite Voices project) - variable hours

University of Oxford
December 04, 2023
Offerd Salary:£32,332 - £38,205
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Research Assistant (Elite Voices project) - variable hours

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 seeking a Research Assistant to provide research support for the project “Elite voices: Understanding the inner workings of human rights diplomacy”, funded by the John Fell Oxford University Press Research Fund.

    Reporting to Dr Pilar Elizalde, you will manage your own research and administrative activities, select, follow and adapt specialist methodologies, and contribute to the design of research materials. You will also gather, analyse and present qualitative and quantitative data, undertake literature reviews and contribute to research publications and policy reports, as well as develop original visualisations for the presentation of research results.

    This is a variable hours post that will require to work between 160 and 200 hours total, spread over 3 months (to be discussed with the Principal Investigator).

    About You

    You must hold a postgraduate degree and be working towards a doctorate in a relevant discipline, and have the ability to manage your own research and administrative activities. You must have excellent communication skills and excellent skills with quantitative text analysis and data visualisation. Excellent command of R, including Shiny Apps, is also essential.

    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 4 December 2023.

    Contact Person : HR team Vacancy ID : 169210 Contact Phone : Closing Date & Time : 04-Dec-2023 12:00 Pay Scale : STANDARD GRADE 6 Contact Email : [email protected] Salary (£) : Grade 6: £32,332 - £38,205 (with a discretionary range to £40,521) p.a., dependent on experience. Pro-rata for variable hours appointments

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