Senior Education Researcher, Young Lives University of Oxford, Oxford Department of International Development United Kingdom

Senior Education Researcher, Young Lives

Oxford Department of International Development, Queen Elizabeth House, 3 Mansfield Road, Oxford

Grade 8: £40,792 - £48,677 p.a.

We are seeking a Senior Education Researcher who will be the Principal Investigator for Young Lives research funded by Echidna Giving, focusing on the child, household, school and community factors that shape gender-based differences in skills development, training and education. The research will analyse whether, when and why gender inequalities arise and what the related labour market and other outcomes are for young men and young women. You will be responsible for all deliverables agreed in the grant agreement with Echidna Giving.


Reporting to the Young Lives Director you will conduct analysis and policy related research using Young Lives mixed methods longitudinal data, author papers and articles for publication, and represent Young Lives in academic and policy events. As well as contribute to the strategy and future development of the Young Lives study, including identifying opportunities for further funding, particularly relating to education and skills. Based at the Oxford Department for International Development in Queen Elizabeth House you will work collaboratively with other members of the Young Lives research team in Oxford and the study countries (which will include travel to one or more of the study countries up to three times a year, for periods of up to 10 days per trip).


You should hold a PhD/DPhil in a relevant area, notably in education (preferably in low or middle income countries) or applied sciences (such as development studies, economics, sociology or psychology) as well as have extensive post-qualification mixed methods research experience relevant to education and child poverty research. You should have excellent analytical and statistical skills, field experience in one or more developing countries and a strong record of publishing research output in leading international academic journals. You must also have the ability to independently plan and manage a research project, experience of successfully developing research proposals to secure research funding and experience of using research evidence to influence policy makers.


The post is fixed-term until 31 August 2020 and we are looking for applicants who wish to work full- or part-time (including potential for job sharing opportunities).


We would be willing to consider candidates with potential, but less experience, who are seeking a development opportunity, for which an initial appointment would be at Grade 7 (£32,236- £39,609 p.a.) with the responsibilities adjusted accordingly. This would be discussed with applicants at interview / appointment where appropriate.)


You will be required to upload a covering letter/supporting statement CV as part of your online application.


Only online applications received before 12.00 midday on Friday 4 January 2019 can be considered, interviews will be held in the week commencing 21 January 2019.


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