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21 Mar 2022

Job Board: Russian-speaking Post-doctoral Researcher

Department of Education, Oxford is recruiting a Post-Doctoral Researcher. The post is based in Oxford, UK, and the successful candidate will be expected start the job in Oxford as soon as possible after the interview. This is a three-year, full-time, fixed term contract. Only applications received by midday on Friday 1st April will be considered. Interviews will be held as soon as possible thereafter. Apply here.

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About the position

This is an exciting opportunity for a Russian-speaking post-doctoral researcher to join a multi-year, multi-method, global research project employing cutting-edge methodologies for the study of links between international student mobility and world development. We are looking for a highly motivated post-doctoral researcher to join an enthusiastic, interdisciplinary research team based at the University of Oxford Department of Education to carry out full-time research for an externally-funded project “International Student Mobility and World Development”.

Reporting to Professor Maia Chankseliani, the post-holder will lead on the data collection, searches, analysis, and presentation of findings on Europe and Eurasia region and, if required, on other regions. You will participate in the discussion of methods and approaches to data collection and analysis and use agreed approaches for extensive searches of secondary qualitative and quantitative data sources, secondary data analysis, and literature analysis. You will undertake a large number of elite interviews in Europe and Eurasia. You will independently develop a holistic understanding of the designated global region in order to be able to meaningfully contextualise and interpret numeric and narrative findings pertaining to the selected region.

The post-holder will independently manage own workload and administrative activities and work closely with the team at Oxford and with the team of collaborators in the United States. This involves small scale project management as well as co-ordinating multiple aspects of work with other team members to meet deadlines. You will work in collaboration with other team members, adapt existing methodologies, concepts and ideas to extend intellectual understanding of the systemic impact of student mobility. You will develop working theories and analyse qualitative and/or quantitative data from a variety of sources, reviewing and refining theories as appropriate. There will be opportunities to write papers for international peer-reviewed journals and to present papers at conferences and meetings.

Post holders will be members of Comparative and International Education Research Group at the world’s leading Department of Education at the University of Oxford.

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. Applicants are asked to organise the supporting statement by subheadings, explaining how they meet the essential and desirable criteria for this post.

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