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Closing Date: 30 November 2009

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University of Essex




Job Title and Grade: Senior Research Officer

Grade 8


Contract: Full time, fixed-term for 2 years. This post is fixed-term due to funding stipulations on the period of employment


Hours: A notional minimum of 36 hours per week


Salary: £29,704-£35,469 per annum


Department/Section: Sociology


Responsible to: The Head of Sociology


Reports on a day to day basis to: The PI of the Project LineUp


Responsible for: Managing the data collection, tracing families and contributing to the activities of the research team.


Purpose of job:


We are looking for an enthusiastic post doctoral researcher with the knowledge, skills, and experience to play a full and active part in all aspects of this project. Under the supervision of Dr Güveli, the tasks of the successful candidate will concentrate on the management of the survey data collection, tracing the members of the 500 Turkish families, organizing meetings, liaising with the partners and conducting research. The main tasks comprise the preparation of the questionnaires, managing the screening in Turkey, tracing the family members and publishing articles and reports.

Qualifications include a doctorate in sociology, economics, demography or a related social science, excellent quantitative research skills, experience with and strong interest in migration issues and survey data collection, and excellent Turkish and English communication skills.


This research is administered by the University of Essex and it is hosted in the Department of Sociology. The candidate should start in January 2010 or as soon as possible after this date.


Duties of the Post:


  1. Coordinating and managing the LineUp project as a whole but in particular the international data collection (under the supervision of the Principal Investigator and other research partners).
  2. Contributing to the development of the questionnaires.
  3. Managing the screening of the regions in Turkey to find immigrant and non-immigrant families.
  4. Collecting contact information of the family members of the 500 Turkish families in all European countries and Turkey.  
  5. Liaising with organizations and associations in Turkey and European countries in order to increase the response rates in the screening and surveying.
  6. Finding bilingual interviewers from European countries and assisting them with their interview training and interview.
  7. Taking notes in the meetings and writing evaluation reports about them.
  8. Writing annual reports.
  9. Preparing proposals for funding purposes.

10.  Attending relevant conferences, workshops, and meetings.

11.  Doing literature review on the Turkish migration to Europe.

12.  Contributing to collaborative decision making with colleagues in the research team.

13.  Planning and managing own research activities in collaboration with other team members.

14.  Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time by the Head of Sociology or his/her nominee.

These duties are a guide to the work that the post holder will initially be required to undertake. They may be changed from time to time to meet changing circumstances and do not form part of the contract of employment.

Terms of Appointment:

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