Grade 7: £32,817 pa


Dr Roxana Willis and Barrister Mbinkar Caroline are looking for a full-time researcher to co-design a project to examine the ongoing civil conflict in Cameroon, West Africa.  This project is funded by the University of Oxford’s Global Challenges Research Fund, provided as a block grant to the University by Research England. The project is administered by the Faculty of Law, University of Oxford.

The successful candidate will manage their own academic research and administrative activities; co-ordinate multiple aspects of work to meet deadlines; adapt existing and develop new research methodologies and materials; conduct qualitative empirical research: semi-structure interviews, by skype, with for example, people who have been displaced, lawyers and politicians; prepare working theories and analyse qualitative data from a variety of sources; contribute ideas for new research projects and support the development of research grant applications.

Applicants should hold, or be close to completion of, a PhD/DPhil together with relevant qualitative research experience; possess sufficient specialist knowledge in the discipline to work within established research programmes; have excellent organisational skills and the ability to manage their own academic research and associated activities; ability to coordinate a research team and previous experience of contributing to publications/presentations.

Applicants from the wider social sciences are encouraged to apply, and applicants with training in anthropology are of interest. Researchers with experience or connections to Africa are particularly welcome.

This is a full time, fixed term post for 12 months

The closing date for applications is midday on Friday 29 November 2019.  You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your on line application.  Interviews will be held w/c 9 December or 16 December 2019.

Please note shortlisted candidates will be asked to submit a piece of written work, maximum 10,000 words, which can either be a peer reviewed published piece of work or draft article or chapter.

To apply for this post and for further details, including the job description and selection criteria, please go to the link http://www.recruit.ox.ac.uk/.  Vacancy ID: 143726