Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Sociology

This is a dedicated postdoctoral research position on an innovative new Wellcome Trust Collaborative Award, bringing together multiple international research groups on a four-year project concerning the forensic epidemiology and impact of substandard and falsified (SF) antimicrobials on public health. Reporting to Professor Heather Hamill and Professor Federico Varese, the purpose of this role is to create a global index of flow of SF medicines around the world, and to analyse the data mainly through Social Network Analysis.The postholder will be responsible for building and analysing relational data sets related to the production and trade of SF medicines, managing their own academic research and administrative activities, and adapting existing or developing new research methodologies as required. They will work closely with colleagues, providing guidance and training to junior members of the research group, and collaborate with colleagues in partner institutions, developing international connections to enhance the research of the project and its reach.You will hold a relevant PhD or DPhil (or be close to completion) in sociology, economics, criminology, public health, or another related discipline. You will be able to demonstrate excellent training in the field of Social Network Analysis and a strong interest in data set creation. You will also be able to manage your own research, have excellent communication skills, and be willing to travel internationally (if possible) to deliver short courses in SNA and present results.For a full list of responsibilities and selection criteria, please see the job description below.This is a full-time, fixed-term appointment for 3 years, funded by the Wellcome Trust.To apply, you will need to upload a supporting statement and CV, as well as the details of two referees as part of your online application. Your supporting statement must explain how you meet each of the selection criteria for the post using examples of your skills and experience.The closing date for applications is 12:00 midday UK time on 3 March 2022. Interviews are expected to take place (remotely via MS Teams) on 22 March 2022.Contact Person :Senior HR OfficerVacancy ID :156041Contact Phone :Closing Date & Time :03-Mar-2022 12:00Pay Scale :STANDARD GRADE 7Contact Email (£) :Grade 7: £33,309 – £40,927 per annum
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