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Early career research fellowship opportunities in the social sciences offered by departments and colleges at Oxford.

Opportunities are listed according to closing date.

Post: Research Fellow (2 posts)
The subject scope of the award: Business Taxation
The department offering the position: Saïd Business School
Closing date: Monday 9th January 2017 (noon)
Further information: http://ow.ly/UAQW3074GMN

Post: Researcher
The subject scope of the award: Individual, collective and institutional behaviour on the Internet
The department offering the position: Oxford Internet Institute
Closing date: Thursday 12th January 2017 (noon)
Further information: http://ow.ly/g4YM3074H2D

Post: Researcher
The subject scope of the award: Digital Entrepreneurship in Africa
The department offering the position: Oxford Internet Institute
Closing date: Thursday 12th January 2017 (noon)
Further information: http://ow.ly/MFdM307Ir5S

Post: The Clayman Junior Research Fellowship
Subject scope:
Politics and Political Thought
The College offering the position:
St Anne's College
Closing date:
Friday 13th January 2017 (noon)
Further information:
http://ow.ly/yQGe307ItpR

Post: Non-Stipendiary Junior Research Fellowships (5 posts available in the Social Sciences)
Subject scope: any academic discipline
The College offering the position: Linacre College
Closing date: Friday 13th January 2017
Further information: http://ow.ly/yhtT307IvHs

Post: Postdoctoral Research Fellow
The department offering the position:
Department of Social Policy and Intervention
Closing date:
Friday 20th January 2017 (noon)
Further information:
http://ow.ly/Azv33074HDh

Post: Research Associate
The subject scope of the award: Renewable Energy
The department offering the position: School of Geography and the Environment
Closing date: Friday 27th January 2017 (noon)
Further information: http://ow.ly/YfcF307Irqj

Post: Research Associate (2 posts)
The subject scope of the award: Sustainable Finance Programme
The department offering the position: School of Geography and the Environment
Closing date: Friday 27th January 2017 (noon)
Further information: http://ow.ly/gni5307Is8Q

Post: Research Fellow
The subject scope of the award:
Environmental Social Science
The department offering the position:
School of Geography and the Environment
Closing date:
Friday 3rd February 2017 (noon)
Further information:
http://ow.ly/NkJ8307IsDX

Post: Postdoctoral Researcher
The subject scope of the award: Ethics of Biomedical Big Data
The department offering the position: Oxford Internet Institute
Closing date: Friday 3rd February 2017 (noon)
Further information: http://ow.ly/jxEG307It0f

Post: Research Associates (2)
The subject scope of the award:
Preferably the sciences or social sciences
The College offering the position:
Wadham College
Closing date:
Friday 3rd February 2017 (noon)
Further information:
http://ow.ly/ROSE306RFHB

Post: Tanaka Junior Research Fellowship
Subject scope:
Japanese Studies
The College offering the position:
Pembroke College
Closing date:
Monday 6th February 2017 (noon)
Further information:
http://ow.ly/q9ld307Iup0

Post: Rokos Junior Research Fellowship
Subject scope: Development Economics
The College offering the position: Pembroke College
Closing date: Monday 13th February 2017 (noon)
Further information: http://ow.ly/b4po307IuLT

Post: Non-Stipendiary Junior Research Fellowship (2 posts)
The subject scope of the award:  Economics, Politics and Law
The College offering the position: Corpus Christi College
Closing date: early May 2017 (exact date to be confirmed)
Further information: www.ccc.ox.ac.uk/Junior-Research-Fellowships or by contacting the President’s PA


Please also visit the main University jobs pages at www.ox.ac.uk/about/jobs/research
and the Conference of Colleges jobs pages at https://weblearn.ox.ac.uk/portal/hierarchy/colleges/confcoll

The following opportunities have now lapsed, but may arise again next year:

Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Changing Risks of Droughts, Floods and Heatwaves in the Early 20th Century and Today Using Ensemble Climate Modelling, School of Geography and the Environment, advertised January 2017

Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Endangered Archaeology, School of Archaeology, advertised January 2017

Research Assistant in Educational Assessment, Department of Education, advertised January 2017

Postdoctoral Research Officer in the Department of Social Policy and Intervention, advertised December 2016

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Digital News, Department of Politics and International Relations, advertised December 2016

Researcher in Migration, School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography, advertised December 2016

Policy Fellow in Entrepreneurship, Saïd Business School, advertised December 2016

Data Scientist/Data Hacker, Oxford Internet Institute, advertised December 2016

Postdoctoral Researcher in Cognitive Anthropology, School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography, advertised December 2016

Postdoctoral Researcher in Mutuality in Business, Saïd Business School, advertised December 2016

Research Fellow in Mutuality in Business, Saïd Business School, advertised December 2016

Postdoctoral Research Officer on CRESSI Project, Saïd Business School, advertised December 2016

Postdoctoral Researcher in Ethics of Data and Algorithms, Oxford Internet Institute, advertised November 2016

Senior Research Associate, Endangered Archaeology, The School of Archaeology, advertised November 2016

Junior Research Fellowship in Law, University College, advertised November 2016

Postdoctoral Researcher in Statistical Data Analysis, School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography, advertised November 2016

Postdoctoral Research Assistant in European Iron Age Archaeology, The School of Archaeology, advertised November 2016

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Changing Ecologies of Knowledge and Action (CEKA), School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography, advertised November 2016

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in How Institutions Think (HIT), School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography, advertised November 2016

Postdoctoral Researcher in Forecasts for AnTicipatory HUManitarian action (FATHUM), School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography, advertised November 2016

Junior Research Fellowships in Arts, Science and Education, Christ Church, Merton College and St. John's College, advertised November 2016

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, Political Science with a Specialism in Political Economy and/or Experimental Research, Department of Politics and International Relations,
advertised November 2016

Fellowships by Examination, Magdalen College, advertised October 2016.

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Economics (4 posts), Nuffield College, advertised October 2016.

Postdoctoral Prize Research Fellowships in Politics (2 posts), Nuffield College, advertised September 2016.

Career Development Fellowship in Law, New College, advertised April 2016.

JRF in Economic History, Wadham College, advertised April 2016.

JRFs in Arts and Sciences, Christ Church, Merton and St John's Colleges, advertised November 2015.

Christopher Cox Junior Fellowship, New College, advertised October 2015.

Rank-Manning JRF in Social Sciences, New College, advertised September 2015.

Stipendiary Junior Research Fellowships, St Hilda's College, advertised May 2015.

Junior Research Fellowship in Philosophy or Politics, University College, advertised November 2014.

Junior Research Fellowships in Arts, Science or Education, Christ Church, Merton College, and St John’s College, advertised November 2014.

Herbert Nicholas Junior Research Fellowship in Politics, New College, advertised December 2014.

Victoria Maltby Junior Research Fellowship, Somerville College, advertised December 2014.

Junior Research Fellowship in Economics, or Philosophy, or Politics, or Sociology, Trinity College, advertised December 2014.

Peter J Braam Research Fellow in Global Wellbeing, Merton College, advertised February 2015.

Junior Research Fellowship in Politics, with a research specialism in New Political and Social Movements in Britain, Queen's College, advertised February 2015.

Junior Research Fellowship in Social Sciences (Archaeology, Human Geography, Law or Philosophy), Hertford College, advertised March 2015.

Other early career opportunities:

  • Current call for ESRC Global Challenges Research Fund Postdoctoral Fellowships. 
  • Post-doctoral research opportunities (e.g. Research Officer or Research Assistant posts based on externally-funded projects held within social science departments) are listed on the University vacancies website.
  • Research Fellowships offered by external funding bodies can be found on their websites or on ResearchProfessional.com.