Research Fellow in Family Demography

Country: United Kingdom;

City: Southampton

Vacancy added: 06.02.2019


Vacancy type: PostDoc vacancy;

Resumes due: 11.03.2019


The Centre for Population Change at the University of Southampton is looking to recruit a talented quantitative researcher with interests in family demography and/or quantitative sociology. The project will explore factors associated with partnership formation, dissolution and childbearing. You will use the UK Household Longitudinal Study (UKHLS), and other secondary data to examine the relationship between partnership dynamics and housing and labour market transitions across the lifecourse. The work will focus on the UK but will reflect on the changing nature of partnerships within Europe and the US. 

The successful applicant will work for 24 months under the direction of Professor Ann Berrington and Dr. Brienna Perelli-Harris. 

You will have a PhD or equivalent professional qualifications and experience in a quantitative social science discipline and experience with advanced quantitative methods, excellent knowledge and solid practical experience in the use of STATA or a similar software program and good written and oral communication skills. Prior experience with analysing the UKHLS is desirable. 

Applications for Research Fellow positions will be considered from candidates who are working towards or nearing completion of a relevant PhD qualification.  The title of Research Fellow will be applied upon successful completion of the PhD.  Prior to the qualification being awarded the title of Senior Research Assistant will be given.

The deadline for applications is 11 March 2019. The position is tenable from 1 June 2019.

Informal inquiries may be made via email to Prof Ann Berrington / Dr. Brienna Perelli-Harris or telephone: +44 (0)23 8059 7180/ +44 (0)23 80 594549

Shortlisted candidates will be called for an interview in late March.


Application procedure:

You should submit your completed online application form. The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Charlene Tyson (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 6803. Please quote reference 1107619CC on all correspondence.

We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.

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