Two Postdoctoral Researchers, Centre for Demographic Studies (CED) [closing 01.11.20]

Страна: Испания;

Город: Barcelona

Добавлена: 28.10.2020

Работодатель: Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona

Тип: PostDoc vacancy;

Для кого: For researchers;

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Дедлайн подачи: 01.11.2020


Two postdoctoral appointmentsareoffered for social scientistswith excellent analytical and writing skills who haverecently completed theirPhD or will defend bythe summer of 2021. The selected candidateswillbe invited tojoin the project “Sexual Minorities and Inequality of Opportunity”. The MINEQ project isfunded by the European Research Council as aStarting Grantandwill be led by Dr. Diederik Boertienatthe Center for Demographic Studies (CED) in Barcelona.

Profile of the Candidate

Aspiring candidates should have a solid background in Sociology, Demography, and/or closely related disciplines. Researchers interested in social stratification, family dynamics and sexual minority groups are particularly encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to candidates with strong quantitative and writing skillsas well asapplicants from underrepresented groups. The candidateswillbeinvited to collaborate with the PI and will be given ample spaceto develop theirown research agenda within the broad scope of the project’s goals, which include:

•Documentingthe opportunities for sexual minority groups to attain education, income, occupation and wealth across countries and periods of time.

•Documentingthe family dynamics of individuals identifying as a sexual minority. Examples of such family dynamics are the entrance into partnerships and routes into parenthood.

•Documentingand understandingthe obstacles sexual minoritygroupsexperience to achieve socioeconomic and family-related outcomes.

The project’s research will be based onan analysis oflarge-scale surveys from a variety of countries (e.g. Add Health, HILDA, SOEP and Understanding Society). Employment ConditionsThe selected candidateswill beinvitedto join the projectin the first trimester of2021 but the starting date is flexible. We offer a 3-year contract andthe starting salary will be commensurate with experience (between €30.360and €37.560gross annually).Budget is availablefor the attendance of conferences,trainingand other research-related expenses. The candidateswill be encouraged to develop their own research agenda, collaborate with the PI and other members of the center, to present theirresults in international conferences,and topublish in top social sciences journals. There are no teaching obligations.

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