Trabajo en el Departamento de Sociología de la University of Oxford


Convocatoria de dos contratos de investigación de tres años, para personas con un perfil de Master que incluye demografía o estudios de población, entre otros. Reproduzco a continuación el email que he recibido de la IUSSP informando de los plazos y condiciones:

2 PhD positions, Department of Sociology, University of Oxford

Deadline: March 14, 2014

Applications are invited for two PhD studentships starting Oct 2014 supported by the ERC Consolidator Grant “ReproGene: Unravelling the genetic influences of reproductive behaviour and gene-environment interaction,” led by the principal investigator Prof. Melinda Mills. The successful applicant(s) will work towards a DPhil degree under the supervision of Mills (m.c.mills.rug@gmail.com), to whom specific enquiries may be directed. The 3 year studentship is paid as a stipend that covers University tuition fees in addition to a maintenance element of £13,863 per year.

The candidate must have completed (by October 2014) a Master’s degree in sociology, demography, population studies, economics or related social science disciplines. Openness, curiosity and  willingness to work in an interdisciplinary team environment are regarded as assets. Candidates should have a strong background in advanced statistical techniques and analysis of large data sets. Knowledge of R, STATA and related experience is an asset.

Applicants should follow the instructions at: http://www.sociology.ox.ac.uk/graduate/application-procedure.html

As the abovementioned electronic link describes, all candidates should include:  1) 3 academic references; 2) Official transcripts: your university-level qualifications and marks to date; 3) Two academic writing samples: from your most recent qualification, each sample with a length of 2,000 words; and, 4) Research proposal: in two pages explain which part of the ReproGene topic you would propose to investigate, why it is sociologically significant and how you would carry out the research. On the application form, please identify Professor Melinda Mills as the faculty to supervise your research.

For more information: http://www.sociology.ox.ac.uk/scholarships?search=scholarships&task=search

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