Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Public Policy (Quantitative Methods) (Dutch speaker)


The Blavatnik School of Government is seeking to appoint an exceptional Postdoctoral Research Fellow to join a new project funded by the Netherlands Court of Audit and led by Dr Thomas Elston (University of Oxford) and Dr Yuxi Zhang (University College London).

The successful candidate will join an international and multidisciplinary team using advanced quantitative methods to examine the effect of the Court’s activities on the ministries and agencies of the Dutch Government, extending earlier similar work in the UK context (more information is available here).

The Postdoctoral Research Fellow will have first-rate skills in econometrics, and graduate training in political science, sociology, public policy and/or management. The postholder will be based in Oxford, but occasional travel to London, The Hague, and elsewhere will also be necessary. The role would suit an early-career researcher with an outstanding training in quantitative social science and an interest in applying these techniques to novel research problems in the field of government and public policy.

In particular, a track record of using advanced quantitative methods (e.g. in a PhD thesis), and either knowledge of or interest in survival analysis and multi-level modelling, are essential.

The Postdoctoral Research Fellow must also have advanced proficiency in Dutch, and be comfortable working with administrative data written in Dutch and conversing with other members of the research team in both English and Dutch.

Finally, they should have a keen eye for detail, be proactive about identifying and solving problems, be a clear and effective writer, and have an interest in applied/policy-relevant research.

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Job Title Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Public Policy (Quantitative Methods) (Dutch speaker)
Institution University of Oxford
Location Oxford, UK
Deadline 24 June 2024
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