Quantitative Research Officer, Young Lives

Grade 7: Salary £32,817 - £40,322 p.a

Young Lives has an exciting opportunity for two full time fixed term Quantitative Research Officers. Young Lives is a unique, innovative, longitudinal mixed-methods study following the lives of 12,000 children in Ethiopia, India (in the states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana), Peru and Vietnam over 15 years, and is recognised internationally as one of the only studies taking a holistic approach to children living in poverty.

Based at the Oxford Department of International Development and reporting to the Senior Quantitative Research Officer you will be a key member of the Young Lives study team. Taking responsibility for coordinating the Young Lives panel surveys and carrying out research using longitudinal data on issues relevant to childhood poverty and policy. As well as helping to ensure that all aspects of the Young Lives quantitative research are of a high standard and providing guidance and support to other members of the Young Lives team. You will also develop ideas for generating research income and support senior researchers in the preparation of detailed research proposals. The post is fixed term until 31st August 2022, potential to extend this post will be dependent on further funding.

You should hold (or be near completion) a relevant PhD/DPhil in economics or other relevant quantitative social science discipline; have the ability to manage your own academic research and associated activities; have excellent analytical and statistical skills including strong STATA skills; have experience of analysing survey/panel data and of research; excellent communication, presentation and writing skills; excellent time management, organisation and team working skills. You should also have a willingness to travel to one or more of the study countries up to two times a year, for periods of up to 14 days per trip.

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

Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Oxford.

Only applications received before 12 noon (UK Time) on Monday 09 March 2020 can be considered.