Monday, 21 October 2013

Philomathia Research Associate in Sociology

Department of Sociology
Faculty of Human, Social, and Political Science

Philomathia Research Associate in Sociology
Vacancy Ref: JM01875
Annual salary scale: £27,854 - £36,298 p.a.

The Department of Sociology is seeking to appoint a suitably qualified individual as a Research Associate to work with Professor Jacqueline Scott and Professor Sarah Franklin and contribute to a new collaborative research project, called "(In)Fertility, Education and Reproductive Health" funded by the Philomathia Foundation. The post is for three years.

Applications are invited from individuals who have expertise in the social science of fertility/reproductive health, experience of analysing secondary data and who have knowledge of advanced statistical techniques. Applicants must have received a PhD in sociology or demography, or subjects related to these. We are seeking applicants with outstanding research potential who can develop their own research agendas while working with others.

Further information about the Department and the Faculty can be found at Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Jacqueline Scott at or telephone +44 (0)1223 335610.
Applications should be sent to Mr Alistair Cameron (, Faculty of Human, Social and Political Sciences, University of Cambridge, Free School Lane, Cambridge, CB2 3RQ to reach him by 4pm on Thursday 28 November 2013.

Applications should include a personal statement, a curriculum vitae, two pieces of written work, and a signed and completed copy of Parts 1 and 3 of the CHRIS/6 form which may be downloaded from here. Applicants should also arrange for two referees to send references directly to Mr Cameron on their behalf by the same date, enclosing acompleted data protection form

For more information about this position click here.

This project is funded with generous support from the Philomathia Foundation as part of a research programme exploring human values and distributive justice. More information about the Philomathia Foundation can be found here
The University is committed to equality of opportunity.