***Research Assistant***, Job Opportunity, Department of Sociology, Oxford University

Research Assistant

Department of Sociology, 42-43 Park End Street, Oxford, OX1 1JD.

Grade 6: £29,614 – £35,326 per annum

The Department of Sociology is seeking a Research Assistant to join a team of researchers funded by a European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grant led by Professor Federico Varese.

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 be a member of the CRIMGOV research group with responsibility for carrying out research for a sub-project which examines the emergence of criminal governance in an English city, and interventions to address the problem by local authorities. A key element of the sub-project is to conduct a survey on criminal governance in the city, conduct qualitative interviews and collect archival and newspapers data. The post-holder will also participate in the activities of the entire team and will be asked to contribute to those activities as required by the Principal Investigator.

Applicants should hold a first degree in sociology, criminology, anthropology, law or history or relevant field, together with some relevant research experience. Excellent communication skills and ability to work constructively and effectively with research partners is essential. Experience of contributing to research publications would be desirable.

This is a full time, fixed term appointment for 1 year.

The closing date for applications is 12:00 noon UK time on 25 November 2021. You will be required to upload a CV, covering letter 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 13 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.

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