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Project Officer and Researcher

London School of Economics
Contract Type
£30,029 to £34,487
Expiry Date
LSE Consulting, part of the LSE Research and Innovation team, is now seeking to recruit one full time Project Officer and Researcher.

Job Description

The Project Officer and Researcher contributes to business development, project management, and research activities within the team. The role combines the technical knowledge of public procurement procedures with in-depth knowledge of subject areas relevant to the School. You will be working closely with the Project Manager to learn the technical aspects of bidding, research activities, and management.



  • To contribute to the development of public procurement proposals for predominantly a variety of European and UK clients across a range of policy areas, which includes preparing:
  • substantive and methodological sections of the proposals;
  • appropriate staffing for the project;
  • project management and organisation;
  • budget and financial concerns;
  • administrative documents and requirements.
  • To source suitable funding opportunities to pursue relevant to the LSE, including framework contracts;
  • To manage smaller scale contract management projects, under the supervision of the Director of Consulting;
  • To contribute to the management of large-scale European research projects, under the supervision of the Senior Project Manager;
  • To facilitate stakeholder interviews, seminars, focus groups, workshops, and public engagement as necessary;
  • To conduct research for research projects, including case studies, survey preparation, literature reviews, analysis, and report writing, under the supervision of the Senior Project Manager;
  • To establish new and manage existing relationships with academics, experts and partner organisations;
  • To support the development of marketing activities and the LSE Consulting website, including the preparation of text, news items, and support to the structure.


The successful candidate is expected to have the following profile:

  • Masters’ degree in the social sciences or equivalent;
  • Record in qualitative research and fieldwork (interviews, documentary analysis);
  • Experience with working in an international environment;
  • Very good command of English (another EU language is desirable);
  • Ability to work in a team, to meet deadlines and to combine autonomy with respect of guidelines;
  • Confidence to represent the company with clients, project partners and senior experts.


We offer an occupational pension scheme, generous annual leave and excellent training and development opportunities.


The closing date for receipt of applications is 24 February 2019 (23.59 UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.