Job: Research Fellow (Government Outcomes Lab)

Grade 8: £41,526–£49,553 per annum (with a discretionary range to £54,131)

At the Blavatnik School of Government, part of the University of Oxford, our vision is of a world better led, better served and better governed. We are seeking a Research Fellow to join the Government Outcomes Lab (GO Lab) during its exciting new phase of research.

The GO Lab is a partnership between the Blavatnik School of Government and UK Central Government. The team is a world-leading centre of academic excellence to advance the study of outcomes-based commissioning and other mechanisms to support cross-sector partnerships, establishing this as an area of top-class academic research. The Lab is entering an exciting new phase and is quickly and significantly expanding its scope to include the study of alternative models for effective cross-sector partnerships that bring together government, private sector and social sector organisations.

Reporting to the Research Director, the Research Fellow will be responsible for developing research questions, conducting original research on innovations in outcomes-based commissioning and cross-sector partnerships. They will share responsibility for shaping the group’s future research plans. They will manage complex, multi-year evaluations and research projects; develop and implement research methodologies and materials; write research articles, book chapters and reviews; and present on research papers at international conferences. In addition, the postholder will be responsible for raising research funds through grant applications and managing their own area of a larger research budget.

We are looking for a flexible, interdisciplinary research fellow who is confident in leading primary research in the field of cross-sector partnerships. You must hold a relevant PhD/DPhil (eg social policy, economics, law, public policy, public management, or public administration) along with relevant post-qualification research experience. A strong publication record in fields relevant to improving social outcomes, familiarity with the existing literature and research in this area, and sufficient specialist knowledge in the discipline are also essential.

The GO Lab is currently recruiting for a number of positions, therefore applicants will be simultaneously considered for other vacant research roles.

This post is fixed term until March 2023. Part time applications (minimum 0.7 FTE) will be considered.

Further details for this position, including information on how to apply, are outlined in the job description.

The closing date for applications is midday (UK time) on Monday 7 December 2020. We expect to hold interviews for this position w/c 14 December 2020.

To apply, please visit the University of Oxford website.