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Research Fellow, Gerontology

Employer
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON
Location
Southampton, United Kingdom
Salary
£39,347 to £42,978 per annum
Closing date
19 Jun 2024

Gerontology

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £39,347 to £42,978 per annum
Full Time Fixed Term for 24 months/12 months
Closing Date:  Wednesday 19 June 2024
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  2713324CC

Full Time Fixed Term one post for 24 months; and one post for 12 months

We are delighted to welcome applications for two research fellow posts within the ESRC Connecting Generations programme to examine trends in employment and caring responsibilities, and intergenerational flows of support in later life and increasing costs of living.

ESRC Connecting Generations is a collaborative project between the long-established Centre for Population Change (University of Southampton, University of St Andrews, and University of Stirling), the University of Oxford Leverhulme Centre for Demographic Science, and the Resolution Foundation.  ESRC Connecting Generations aims to innovate in knowledge and understanding of intergenerational relations and population change. The Centre is led by Professor Jane Falkingham. For further details, see  https://www.cpc.ac.uk/

This project will examine (i) trends in employment and caring responsibilities, and (ii) the impact of the cost of living on individuals and families, and the role of intergenerational support in this context. A variety of data sources including individual level data from Understanding Society, English Longitudinal Study of Ageing, the 1970 and 1958 Birth Cohort Studies, ONS Longitudinal Study and the Wealth & Assets Survey will be used.

This research positions will be based in the Department of Gerontology within the Faculty of Social Sciences, where Professors Evandrou and Vlachantoni are based. You will be part of a supportive group including other project Researchers, the CPC Research Manager and Knowledge Exchange team, and other Faculty members, within the Department of Gerontology at the University of Southampton, as well as other Departments and partner institutions. 

To be successful in either role you will have, or will be close to completing, a PhD (or equivalent professional qualifications) with strong quantitative research methods in a relevant discipline (e.g. gerontology, statistics, demography, economics, social policy); have knowledge and expertise in quantitative data analysis; are skilled in the use of STATA, SPSS or other data analysis software; have the ability to plan and organise work independently and as part of a team; and have the ability to write research presentations and papers for peer review publication.

One research fellow post is full-time fixed term for 24 months and the other research fellow post is full-time fixed term for 12 months.

The University of Southampton holds an Athena SWAN Silver Award demonstrating commitment to equal opportunities in the workplace.

Applications 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 completion of PhD.  Prior to the qualification being awarded the title of Senior Research Assistant will be given.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Prof. Maria Evandrou, email: maria.evandrou@soton.ac.uk 

The positions are available from 1st September 2024

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