Post-doctoral position at the MiSoC research centre at the University of Essex

MiSoC is one of the longest-running ESRC-supported research centres in the UK. The title of our current programme is “Understanding individual and family behaviours in a new era of uncertainty and change”.  The majority of our researchers are applied microeconomists, with interests in labour, family, development and public economics. Other MiSoC researchers have backgrounds in Sociology, Social Policy, Demography, Political Science, Social Statistics and Epidemiology; what unifies us is the use of advanced quantitative techniques and large micro-datasets to study individual and family behaviour. We are looking for candidates from any of these or related (eg health, psychology) disciplines.

Candidates will need to provide evidence of a coherent and fertile independent research agenda within a field relevant to the research programme of the ESRC Research Centre on Micro-Social Change (there is an overview of this here: Appointments are fixed-term for 2 years in the first instance, ending on 30 September 2019, which is the end date of the current MiSoC programme. But our ideal candidate will be someone who can help secure MiSoC’s future beyond 2019, and ISER has a long-standing history of retaining researchers beyond the end date of their initial grant, and of promoting them internally.
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