Post-doctoral Research Fellow: The Changing Character of Conflict Platform: Understanding, Tracing and Forecasting Change across Time, Space and Cultures

The Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Oxford is looking for a Post-doctoral Research Fellow to work on an exciting new project directed by Dr Annette Idler in collaboration with Dr Robert Johnson and Prof Peter Wilson, and supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).

The project “The Changing Character of Conflict Platform: Understanding, Tracing and Forecasting Change across Time, Space and Cultures” aims to produce a comprehensive knowledge platform on how and when armed conflict changes, with a view to enabling governments and international organisations to adapt their strategies and policies to address ongoing and prevent future conflict.

The successful candidate will be expected to undertake quantitative research both independently and jointly with the Project Director and the project team, and in addition s/he will be expected to participate fully in the research life of the Department and the Changing Character of War (CCW) Programme. 

The post holder’s duties will include statistical analysis, model development, and the creation of interactive data visualisations. Applicants should therefore have advanced skills in research design and quantitative analysis, with excellent skills in web technologies such as JavaScript and html. They should have demonstrable ability to use advanced data analysis software. The successful candidate will hold a doctorate in Statistics, Economics and/or Political Science, or be close to completion of a PhD in a relevant subject. Experience in engaging with external stakeholders, including governments, international organisations and think tanks, is highly desirable.

The duties of the Post-doctoral Research Fellow will also include assisting the Project Director and the research team in the academic and practical organisation of two conferences on the Changing Character of Conflict Platform, to be held in Oxford in September 2018 and September 2020.

This post if offered on a full-time basis, for a fixed-term period until 30 April 2020, to commence 1 May 2017, or as soon as possible thereafter. Further duties and skills required are described in more detail in the further particulars. 

Please direct enquiries about the role to Dr Annette Idler in the Politics and International Relations Department ( 

To apply for this role and for further details, please click the 'Apply Online' button below.Applications for this vacancy are to be made online, quoting reference 127405.

 Closing date for applications is noon (UK time) on Monday 3 April 2017.

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