Grade 6: £28,098 - £33,518 p.a.
The GO Lab is seeking to appoint two Research Assistants to support new streams of work relating to the use of Social Impact Bonds in the commissioning function of Local Authorities and/or healthcare commissioners.
As a Research Assistant, you will be an independent researcher, willing and able to apply qualitative and quantitative research methods to investigate and evaluate the application of new commissioning approaches. Working under senior members of the research team you will be responsible for supporting primary data collection efforts (e.g. administering surveys; conducting interviews; analysing documents) and coordinating evaluation activities.
You will have a relevant Master’s degree (including but not limited to public policy, public administration, research methods, sociology, organizational or community psychology) or comparable experience in research-orientated environment. The postholder will have well-developed analytical abilities with experience in implementing a range of research methods in a social science context. The postholder will also have the ability to manage their own research and administrative activities and facilitate coordination across a wider research team. Alongside this you will also have excellent communication skills, including the ability to interpret and communicate appropriately within an academic context.
It is also important that you have the confidence in presenting research outputs at conferences and representing the research group at meetings and the ability to work responsively and collaborate effectively with colleagues.
The GO Lab is willing and able to sponsor talented applicants requiring visa sponsorship, and consider flexible working arrangements for individuals with an existing right to work the UK.
The closing date for applications is 12 noon UK time on Friday 8 December 2017.
To apply, visit the University of Oxford website: