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Research Associate (Fixed Term)

Salary: £28,695-£37,394.

The Cambridge Group for the History of Population and Social Structure, Department of Geography is seeking to appoint a post-doctoral Research Associate to work with Dr Alice Reid, Principal Investigator for a new research project, "An Atlas of Victorian Fertility Decline".

Applications are invited from individuals who have expertise in the statistical analysis of large data sets and ideally also in demographic techniques and measurement. Experience of working with historic census data is desirable and an interest in historical demography and the Victorian Britain would be an advantage.

Applicants must have received a PhD in demography, statistics or a related subject. We are seeking applicants with outstanding research potential who can work closely with others but who also follow their own initiative.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr Alice Reid at

This project is funded by the ESRC and is based in the Cambridge Group for the History of Population and Social Structure, Department of Geography, University of Cambridge, with co-applicants based at the Department of History, University of Essex.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 14 months in the first instance.

Interviews for this post will take place on 1 May 2015.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button on the University's jobs site page. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Please ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a covering letter in the Upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

Please quote reference LC05325 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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