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Oxford Department of International Development – Queen Elizabeth House © ODID / Rob Judges / 2013

We are seeking two experienced post-doctoral researchers to form the core team for the ERC-funded REF-MIG project, led by the Principal Investigator (PI), Dr Cathryn Costello, based at the Oxford Department of International Development, Queen Elizabeth House, Oxford. The posts are both fixed term for three years and are to commence as soon as possible.

The researchers will work collaboratively with the PI and other members of the research group to accomplish the aims of the REF-MIG project. This will include undertaking desk-based and field-based research into the global refugee regime, in particular doctrinal legal research, empirical legal research (both qualitative and quantitative) and archival research (as appropriate), in order to accomplish the various project goals. As well as the preparation of research publications and presenting papers at appropriate scholarly conferences, stakeholder gatherings and other meetings.

The researchers should have strong expertise in international law, as well as excellent empirical research skills, including fieldwork experience. They should also be comfortable undertaking and developing empirical research strands of the REF-MIG project as well as undertaking collaborative doctrinal and empirical legal research and writing. A knowledge of international and regional refugee law and practice would be an advantage.

Applicants must have:

  • A doctorate in law, politics, international relations, sociology, anthropology or similar discipline, or evidence that a doctorate is imminently expected;
  • Demonstrated expertise in the study of international norms, legal processes and institutions;
  • Excellent empirical research skills and experience, ideally demonstrated in previous publications and participation in research projects examining legal processes and/or international institutions;
  • A proven ability to manage own independent research and associated activities;
  • Previous scholarly publications at the highest level, commensurate with experience;
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills;
  • Ability, willingness and commitment to work in a multidisciplinary team;
  • Ability to contribute ideas for new research projects and research income generation;
  • Excellent communication skills in English, including the ability to write for publication, present research proposals and results, and represent the research project

The project aims are described in more detail in the further particulars, which also contain details on how to apply. If you have any questions regarding the vacancy, please contact us using the details below        

Only applications received before 12 noon (UK Time) on Friday 9 March 2018 can be considered.

Grade 7: £31,604 - £38,833 p.a.

Full details and application form: University of Oxford recruitment site (ref. 133233)