Department of Sociology

Sociology Vacancies

Department of Sociology
Faculty of Human, Social and Political Sciences
A Research Associate in Sociology (full time)
Vacancy Ref: JM02627
Annual salary scale: £28,132 - £36,661 (Grade 7)

The Department of Sociology is seeking to appoint a suitably qualified individual as a Research Associate to work with Professor Lawrence King on an European Research Council funded research project examining the relationship between mass privatization and mortality in post communist eastern Europe. The Research Associate will assist in obtaining data, creating data bases, analysing data, literature reviews, publishing manuscripts, applying for grants and other research activities. The post will run for 2 years and is available immediately.

Applications are invited from individuals who have expertise and research experience in the social, political and economic determinants of health. Applicants must have a PhD in Sociology or a related discipline at the time, or must be close to submitting. We are seeking applicants with knowledge and experience of managing large scale survey data sets, knowledge of advanced statistical techniques such as multilevel modelling and techniques for measuring treatment effects, and knowledge of the privatisation and mortality debate. Candidates must have Hungarian language skills sufficient for scientific collaboration (writing, reading and speaking). We are seeking applicants with experience with large population survey data sets and large firm level data sets.

Further information about the Department and the Faculty can be found at and Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Lawrence King at or telephone +44 (0) 01223 655205.

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 28 February 2013. Please quote reference JM02627.

Applications should include a personal statement, a curriculum vitae 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 a completed data protection form

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Wellcome Trust PhD Studentship (Fixed Term)

Applications are invited for a Wellcome Trust funded PhD Studentship to work with Professor Sarah Franklin on the 'IVF Cultures and Histories' project based in the Department of Sociology at the University of Cambridge. The successful applicant will join the Reproductive Sociology Research Group (ReproSoc) in October 2014.

These studentships will be awarded on a competitive basis and applicants will be expected to demonstrate both a strong academic background and an aptitude and enthusiasm for research.Funding is available for 3 years and the current starting stipend is £19,919.

Applications are due by Friday 14 February 2014 and candidates must apply through the University's Graduate Admissions office (course code HUSC21, PhD in Sociology):

For further information please see or contact Professor Sarah Franklin on

Please quote reference JM02365 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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