JOBS: RESEARCH OFFICER – THE POLITICS OF THE SYRIAN REFUGEE CRISIS – REFUGEE STUDIES CENTRE (2 POSTS)

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Oxford Department of International Development, Queen Elizabeth House, Oxford

Grade 7: £30,738 – £37,768 p.a.

The Refugee Studies centre is seeking to appoint two Postdoctoral Research Officers to work on the new Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs-funded research project “The Politics of the Syrian Refugee Crisis”. The activities and duties of the role will include original research and fieldwork, managing the day-to-day activities of the project, producing both sole-authored and co-authored publications, and presenting research findings at relevant meetings within and outside the UK.

The successful candidates will have a doctorate (completed or due to be completed before the start date of appointment) in a relevant social science subject (e.g. politics, international relations, or Middle East studies), experience of undertaking independent fieldwork, preferably in Turkey, Jordan or Lebanon, and ideally relating to the project’s focus countries. Based in Oxford, the post will require extensive travel overseas to countries such as Lebanon, Jordan, and Turkey; a strong research and publication record, preferably using qualitative research skills, excellent written and verbal communication skills and experience in organising meetings, workshops and conferences. These two posts are full-time and fixed-term for 1 year, to start in March 2016 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your online application.

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on Monday 15 February 2016 can be considered.

To apply visit http://www.rsc.ox.ac.uk/about/vacancies

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