Job Opportunity: Restatements Research Assistant

Monday, March 2, 2015 - 11:30

Restatements Research Assistant

Deadline: 12.00 noon on Monday 30 March 2015

For more details, visit the Oxford University Recruitment Website or download the job description.

Department of Zoology, South Parks Road, Oxford

Grade 6: £27,057 - £32,277 p.a.

The Oxford Martin Programme on the Future of Food, with the Oxford Martin School, is recruiting a research assistant to join a team producing policy-relevant reviews of the natural science evidence base in contested subjects. These reviews – called “Evidence Restatements” - are a new format of scientific paper summarising the scientific literature relevant to a contentious policy debate. Early topics have covered the control of bovine TB (including the effects of badger culling) and whether insecticides are responsible for pollinator declines.

Producing restatements requires quick-thinking, an ability to engage with scientists and policy makers at the most senior levels and an excellent eye for detail.

The successful applicant will provide background research, data analysis and summary documents; assemble and manage large bibliographic databases; help produce the final “restatements”; and co-ordinate author and stakeholder interaction, including organising workshops. You should hold at least a Master's level degree, probably in a natural science discipline, or have demonstrable equivalent experience in a research or analysis role. You should have proven analytic and writing skills and have an interest in the application of science to policy.

We are looking for someone who is broadly curious, intellectually rigorous, and able to rapidly assimilate complex concepts in unfamiliar scientific areas. You should have excellent interpersonal and organisational skills and be willing to help in event-management and liaising with stakeholders from different sectors.

The position is fixed-term for up to 18 months.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online.

Contact Person : Cate Charge, 01865 271278

For more details, visit the Oxford University Recruitment Website or download the job description.

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