Vacancies

All current vacancies are listed below

 

Research Assistant in Development Economics

Location: Blavatnik School of Government, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Woodstock Road, Oxford
Grade 6: Salary in the range £28,098 - £29,515 p.a.
Interviews: Rolling basis
Closing date: 23 August 2019

We are advertising a 2-year, full time research position with Kate Orkin and CSAE’s Mind and Behaviour Research Group at BSG.

About Research Position at CSAE’s Mind & Behaviour Group

This is a two-year full time position. This job holder would report directly to Kate Orkin, but work also work with Stefan Dercon and the teams of different collaborators on a number of projects. The postholder will be expected to make contributions to the development and running of new or continuing research projects for large randomised controlled trials, as well as other tasks to support fieldwork or the general lab. Potential projects you could be involved with include: 

This research assistant position is best suited for someone who wants to go on to a PhD and will mainly be working on academic projects although there are field and policy aspects.  Previous research assistants from the group have gone on to PhDs at Oxford (including those who have deferred for a year), as well as PhDs at Brown, Warwick, UCL, Duke and UCSB, and admitted at Michigan. Because of the exposure to various research topics, this position is an excellent opportunity for anyone considering a doctorate, but would like time to think through what research direction to pursue. He or she would also gain access to the broader CSAE research centre, including the ability to attend CSAE lunch-time seminar series, as well as attend its annual conference.

How to Apply

If you’re interested in our two-year position as part of the Mind & Behaviour Group, please apply online. We ask that you also follow up your online application by sending an email to Kate Orkin (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and Steph Palla (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). We will be interviewing on a rolling basis, so please prepare your submission as soon as possible.

Summer Research Assistant

Location: Blavatnik School of Government, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Woodstock Road, Oxford
Salary: Standard research assistant rate of £15.10/hour plus holiday pay of £1.82 = total of £16.92/hour.
Interviews: Rolling basis

The Centre for the Study of African Economies (CSAE) is looking for a casual research assistant to undertake work for the summer (for 11 weeks with a latest end date of 30th September 2019) on projects with Mahreen Mahmud and her co-authors Kate Orkin (Oxford) and Emma Riley (Oxford).

The main project is a randomised control trial in Kenya which tests if a combination of interventions alleviating economic pressures and changing norms around women’s place in society lead to greater positive effects on women’s empowerment than either alone.

The RA should be based in Oxford for the duration of the contract. 

Further information, including instructions on how to apply, can be found on the BSG website.