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Research Fellow

Social Statistics & Demography

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £29,799 to £36,613
Full Time Fixed Term (1 x 18 Months and 1 x 27 Months)
Closing Date:  Saturday 07 July 2018
Interview Date:   Monday 30 July 2018
Reference:  1020218CC

ESRC Centre for Population Change

2 Research Fellows in Family Demography 

The Centre for Population Change at the University of Southampton is looking to recruit two researchers with interests in family demography and/or quantitative sociology. The project will explore factors associated with partnership formation, union dissolution, and childbearing. 

One post-doc will work for 18 months under the direction of Dr. Brienna Perelli-Harris, who has been awarded an ESRC Secondary Data Analysis Initiative grant. You will undertake research on relationship quality and partnership transitions by analysing complex survey data from the UK Household Living Survey, and the European Generation and Gender Surveys.

The other post-doc will be funded for 27 months through the Centre for Population Change and supervised by Prof. Ann Berrington and Dr. Brienna Perelli-Harris. You will use the UK Household Living Survey to study partnership, fertility, housing, and labour market transitions across the lifecourse. 

You will have a PhD* or equivalent in a quantitative social science 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 UK Household Living Survey 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 position is tenable from 1 September 2018.

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

Application procedure:

You should submit your completed online application form at 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 1020218CC on all correspondence.

The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

Further details:

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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