Job Opportunity: Research Fellow in Demography

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - 10:45

Oxford Institute of Population Ageing & Department of Zoology, University of Oxford

Salary:   Grade 7 (£29,541 to £36,298)

The Oxford Institute of Population Ageing is seeking a quantitative researcher to work with Dr George Leeson in collaboration with Dr Mike Bonsall (Department of Zoology) on a project funded by the Oxford Martin Future of Food Programme.

Main responsibilities will be to conduct population modelling scenarios. As part of the scientific team at the Institute, the incumbent will be asked to contribute to research tasks related to demographic and statistical analysis. This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the development of a world-leading research programme.

Applications should be submitted by 3 June 2013.

For more information and how to apply, please see the Job Details on the Oxford University Recruitment website

The successful candidate will work within a multi-disciplinary project which combines the expertise of two departments at the University of Oxford, the Oxford Institute of Population Ageing and the Department of Zoology, to address two key elements of the food security debate: the changing demography of agricultural populations and the impact of environmental change.

The contribution of the Research Fellow in Demography is to undertake population modelling scenarios, primarily on human populations, but also to explore similar modelling with insect populations.  While an interest in the demography of developing countries is expected, and knowledge of the demography of the Asian region is desirable, the ability to work in an inter-disciplinary environment alongside both demographers and biologists is essential.  The project will require both independent work as well as working as part of a multi-disciplinary team. You will also be expected to participate in project research meetings, seminars and public events. 

A PhD or equivalent experience in Demography with proven experience of multidimensional population modelling as well as of population analyses using advanced demographic and statistical methods is essential.  In addition, the candidate will have excellent communication skills and the ability to lead and contribute to the publication and presentation of research findings.

The post is full-time, on a fixed-term contract, commencing 1 October 2013 for 2 years.

Interviews will be held 5 & 6 June 2013. 

Contact: George Leeson
Vacancy ID: 108118

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