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Postdoctoral Researcher in Development Economics or Statistics

School of Geography and the Environment, Oxford

Grade 8: £38,898 - £46,414 p.a. (or Grade 7: £30,738 - £37,768 p.a. with reduced responsibilities)

The REACH Programme is a 7-year, £15m programme funded by the UK’s Department for International Development (DfID). This project, led by the University of Oxford, involves a research consortium of global leaders in water science, policy and practice. It aims to improve water security for 5 million poor people in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia by 2022. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of an ambitious research programme and global science-practitioner partnership working to deliver significant benefits for people living in poverty. The role will involve some overseas travel.
Reporting to Dr Rob Hope and Dr Katrina Charles, the postholder will lead the theoretical, methodological and empirical poverty analysis in the REACH programme, including day-to-day supervision for junior research staff and close collaboration with interdisciplinary research staff linking poverty to water security. The postholder will be responsible for advancing and synthesising poverty analysis linked explicitly to different water security dynamics across core research programmes and associated Partnership Funding within the global research programme. The role will involve overseas travel.
The successful candidate must hold a PhD/DPhil with post-qualification research in development economics, statistics or related field. A strong publication record and familiarity with the existing literature and research are essential, as is experience in field research in challenging environments, ideally in Africa and/or Asia.
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.
If no suitable applicants are identified on Grade 8 an appointment on Grade 7 (£30,738 - £37,768 p.a.) with an appropriate adjustment in the duties may be considered.
The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 24 February 2016, and interviews will be held on 21 March 2016.