Research Officer- Formalization within the mining sector in Peru

Grade 7: £32,817-£33,797

Reporting to the Principal Investigator, the Research Officer will carry out research on formalization in the mining sector in Peru with particular attention to the case of gold. You will focus on two questions: (a) why is formalization so difficult in countries like Peru? (b) What policy reforms could be adopted to reverse this trend? The project will also involve an element of policy engagement with institutions within the public and private sector in Peru. Under the direction of the PI Professor Diego Sánchez-Ancochea, you will collaborate and publish with him, and undertake other tasks as directed. It is expected that the role will involve several fieldwork visits to Peru.

You will design the research strategy of the project and undertake fieldwork both in mining areas and in Lima, as well as well as managing your own academic research and administrative activities. You will carry out collaborative work with colleagues in partner institutions, and research groups, particularly in Peru, and organize regular stakeholder events in Peru and lead their discussions whenever the PI is not present.

Applicants must:

• Hold, or be close to completion of, a relevant PhD/DPhil in anthropology, political science, political economy, sociology, international development or similar social science, together with relevant research experience.

• Experience in qualitative fieldwork.

• Able to both write and speak fluently in Spanish.

• Ability to manage own academic research and associated activities

• Previous experience of contributing to publications/presentations

• Excellent communication skills, including the ability to write for publication, present research proposals and results, and represent the research group at meetings

• Ability to organize events, work with stakeholders and chair sessions.

The post is full time and fixed term for 24 months and will be based at the Oxford Department of International Development, Queen Elizabeth House, 3 Mansfield Road, Oxford.

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.


Only applications received before 12 noon (UK Time) Thurday 17th December can be considered





Only applications received before 12 noon (UK Time) on Thursday 17 December 2020 can be considered.