Job: Research Assistant (Oxford COVID-19 Government Response Tracker)

The Blavatnik School of Government is looking for a Research Assistant to join the Oxford COVID-19 Government Response Tracker (OxCGRT) project team.

Launched in March 2020, the OxCGRT is a pioneering tool that tracks and compares how governments have responded to the coronavirus outbreak around the world. The tracker systematically collects information on several different policy indicators such as school closures, testing, stay-at-home requirements, and travel restrictions. Drawing on the data, the core team is regularly engaged in advising governments and international organisations, including the UN OHCA, the World Health Organization, and the UK Cabinet Office, Department of Health and Social Care, and the Prime Minister’s office. The OxCGRT dataset is used by governments, researchers, journalists, and NGOs around the world.

Reporting to the Principal Investigator and Executive Director, the postholder will be joining a team of researchers to support the overall research and administrative activities of the OxCGRT project. Specifically, the postholder will research and data collection on government responses to COVID-19, conduct analysis and peer reviewing of OxCGRT data to ensure high data quality and work with partners, including government organisations and other research institutions, to ensure they get as much value as possible out of the OxCGRT.

A successful candidate will have a first degree, along with some relevant experience, and the ability to manage your own research and administrative activities. You should have excellent communication and presentation skills, as well as experience following and adapting data collection methodologies, and contributing to research publications, Experience managing, collecting, or using policy data is also essential.

Your happiness and wellbeing at work matters to us, so we offer a range of family-friendly and financial benefits including:

  • An excellent contributory pension scheme
  • 38 days’ annual leave
  • A comprehensive range of childcare services
  • Family leave schemes
  • Cycle loan scheme and discounted bus travel and Season Ticket travel loans
  • A mix of remote and on-site working.

The deadline for applications is 12.00 noon (UK time) on Monday 3 October 2022.

To apply visit the University website.