***Postdoctoral Research Fellow***, Job opportunity, Department of Sociology, Oxford University

Postdoctoral Research Fellow Department of Sociology, 42-43 Park End Street, Oxford, OX1 1JD. Grade 7: £33,309 – £40,927 per annum An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow position in Professor Federico Varese’s group within the Department of Sociology, University of Oxford.   The project (CRIMGOV) aims to rethink the concept of organised crime (OC) and will develop a new framework that distinguishes key activities of OC groups. CRIMGOV will study a broad range of organised crime in depth: local cybercrime production hubs, the international trade of drugs, the emergence of criminal governance inside and outside prisons.   The postholder will join one of the sub-projects within the CRIMGOV research group to carry out research which examines the emergence of the criminal fraternity vory-v-zakone (thieves-in-law) and its role in governing prisons in the Soviet period. The postholder is expected to present a certain level of experience in original data collection and in-depth knowledge of Russian and Soviet history and be able to provide guidance to more junior members of the research group including research assistants, PhD students, and/or project volunteers.   Applicants should hold a PhD, or be close to completion, in history, Slavic literature, sociology, criminology, anthropology, law, or related fields, together with relevant experience. Candidates should be able to evidence a good research and publication record commensurate with career stage, demonstrate excellent communication skills including academic writing and have confidence in presenting research proposals and results. Experience of independently managing a discrete area of a research project would be desirable.   This is a full time, fixed term appointment for 2 years.   The closing date for applications is 12:00 midday UK time on 25 November 2021. You will be required to upload a CV, covering letter, a sample of written work and details of two referees as part of your online application.   Interviews are expected to take place (remotely via MS Teams) in the week commencing 6 December 2021.   For a full list of the selection criteria and responsibilities of this role, as well as information on how to apply, please view the job description below. Contact Person : Senior HR Officer Vacancy ID : 154283 Contact Phone : Closing Date & Time : 25-Nov-2021 12:00 Contact Email : hr@sociology.ox.ac.uk

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