Post-doctoral Research Fellow

Grade 7: Salary in the range £32,236 – £36,261 p.a


Applications are invited for the position of Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Saïd Business School for the research programme, Unlocking the Potential of Artificial Intelligence (AI) for English Law, funded by the UK Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). Based at Saïd Business School, the Postdoctoral Research Fellow will report to Professor Mari Sako (Oxford Saïd) and Professor John Armour (Law Faculty) and will be responsible for conducting qualitative and quantitative research on understanding new business models in legal services.

The postholder will conduct academic research and administrative activities. This involves small scale project management, to co-ordinate multiple aspects of work to meet deadlines for the survey, case studies, and conference/workshop presentations. The postholder will also be expected to contribute to the dissemination of the programme’s results to academics, policy makers and public and contribute, as required, to any seminars, conferences or other events organised by the programme, including occasional assistance as rapporteur as requested.

To be considered for this role you will hold, or be nearing completion of, a relevant PhD/DPhil in law, management, or other social science discipline (i.e. economics, sociology, and political science), together with relevant experience. You will also have outstanding research skills, in particular in mixed methods empirical research and the ability to contribute, under the direction of the Principal Investigators, to the design, analysis and writing of scholarly articles, papers and monographs, as evidenced in research training and written work. You will also have excellent communication skills, including the ability to conduct face-to-face research interviews, write for publication, present research proposals and results, and represent the research group at meetings.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. Please submit your CV and a supporting statement.

The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Thursday 20 December 2018 and interviews will be taking place on Wednesday 9 January 2019.