Grade 7 (Grade 7.1-7.3): £32,817 - £34, 804 per annum

The Centre for Socio-Legal studies is seeking to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Officer.   The postholder will be part of a team funded by the AHRC to undertake an oral history of the Law Centres movement. They will be primarily responsible for collecting annual reports from Law Centres across the UK, conduct a content analysis of the reports, customise a database to store the data. The person appointed will also play a part in liaising with project partners, and contributing to scholarly publications. They will work closely with Dr Marie Burton. 

The postholder will be expected to manage their own academic research and administrative activities, including small scale project management, to co-ordinate multiple aspects of work to meet deadlines; adapt existing and develop new research methodologies and materials; prepare working theories and analyse qualitative and/or quantitative data from a variety of sources, reviewing and refining theories as appropriate and contribute ideas for new research projects.

The successful candidate should hold, or be close to completion of, a relevant PhD/DPhil; possess sufficient specialist knowledge in the discipline to work within established research programmes; ability to manage own academic research and associated activities; previous experience of contributing to publications/presentations and the ability to contribute ideas for new research projects and research income generation

The post is full time (although we are willing to consider part-time applications) and fixed term for 12 months from 1 April 2021.

The postholder will be based in the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Manor Road Building, Manor Road, Oxford, OX1 3UQ

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online via and enter vacancy ID: 148071.

The closing date for applications is midday on Monday 1 February 2021.  Interviews will be held on Wednesday 17 February 2021 (am).