Two Postdoctoral Research Assistant/Fellow posts in the Division of Social Statistics & Demography, University of Southampton
Deadline for applications: Sunday 24 April 2013
The Division of Social Statistics and Demography at the University of Southampton invites applications for TWO Postdoctoral Research Assistant/Fellow posts to work in a research group collaborating with the Africa Centre for Health & Population Studies and others on projects focused on family demography and health in South Africa.
This is an exciting opportunity to join a vibrant group of North-South social science and public health specialists. The research group is part of the ESRC Centre for Population Change (www.cpc.ac.uk). Please indicate which post you would like to be considered for and whether you wish to be considered for more than one post. Informal enquiries may be made via email to Dr Vicky Hosegood (V.Hosegood@southampton.ac.uk) or Dr Ann Berrington (A.Berrington@southampton.ac.uk)
Quote reference: 213613CC
Duration: 3 years fixed term
Closing date: Sunday 24 April 2013
We are seeking a creative and independent Research Assistant/Fellow to join a Wellcome Trust-funded partnership between the Africa Centre for Health and Population Studies and the University of Southampton to enhance research and training in population health. The postdoctoral researcher will join colleagues in the School of Social Science and the Faculty of Medicine with long-standing and internationally recognised records of research in South Africa. She/he will have a key role in conducting and developing new demographic research projects and training. Scientific projects will primarily use longitudinal demographic and health surveillance data collected by the Africa Centre [www.africacentre.ac.za]. Topics of particular interest for secondary data analyses are family-based studies of health; health and wellbeing consequences of child and adult migration; and, intergenerational research. Additionally, the researcher will be involved with demographic training of students in the partner institutions. The position is based at the Africa Centre but will involve travel to Southampton and elsewhere for project meetings, training and conferences. Applicants should have a PhD (or be close to completion) or equivalent experience in Demography, Social Statistics or related quantitative social science. This post is tenable from the 1st May or as soon as possible thereafter.
2 years fixed term
Closing date: Sunday 24 April 2013
Our multidisciplinary team is seeking a social scientist will strong quantitative skills as well as, an interest in conducting primary data collection, to join us in working on an Economic and Social Research Council-funded project to improve the measurement of family indicators associated with child health and well-being in population-based studies in sub-Saharan Africa. The project focuses on methods of longitudinal analyses and collecting information from and about non-resident parents, non-parental caregiving and children who migrate. The collaborative project involves two UK academic institutions: the University of Southampton and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, and the Wellcome Trust-funded Africa Centre for Health & Population Studies in South Africa. The postdoctoral research will conduct analyses of existing longitudinal data collected in the Africa Centre Demographic Information System (www.africacentre.ac.za); be responsible for developing and managing a new family health survey; and, analyses of survey data using structural equation modelling methods. The position is based in the University of Southampton (www.southampton.ac.uk/socsci) but will require the postholder to spend up to 50% of time working at the Africa Centre and travelling to attend meetings and conferences. Applicants should have a PhD (or be close to completion) or equivalent experience in Demography, Social Statistics or related quantitative social science. Interest in family studies and the interrelated areas of health and/or psychology will be helpful. This post is tenable from the 1st May or as soon as possible thereafter.