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Research Officer in Inequalities

London School of Economics
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Salary is competitive and not less than £34,736 per annum inclusive. fixed term appointment
Expiry Date
The International Inequalities Institute has been established by LSE in response both to the growing international concern about inequality and its consequences

Job Description

Applications are invited from outstanding researchers for a twelve month Research Officer post as part of a programme of research on ‘Challenging urban decline narratives: enhancing community resilience’ at the LSE’s International Inequalities Institute (III) to carry out quantitative research that supports a wider team at the III which is conducting innovative qualitative case studies of four contrasting towns in the UK using a multi-method approach to explore how these towns have responded and adapted to their respective economic challenges and whether their relations to larger urban centres have enhanced or undermined their resilience.


Candidates should have a completed PhD (or close to completing a PhD by the post start date) in Social Policy, Sociology, Economics, Political Science, Law, Media and Communications, Statistics, Gender, Anthropology, Geography or another related social science discipline or subject area relevant for the successful conduct of research on urban inequalities; proven quantitative skills in the analysis of survey data; proven skills in analysing small area statistics on UK data sets; ability to conduct mixed method research, such as qualitative interviews and documentary research.


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


For further information about the post, please see the how to apply document, job description, person specification and further particulars.


If you have any technical queries with applying on the online system, please use the “contact us” links at the bottom of the LSE Jobs page. Should you have any queries about the role, please email

The closing date for receipt of applications is Sunday 4th March 2018 (23.59 UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications. 

Interviews will be held in w/c 23rd April 2018.

Unfortunately this role will not meet the Resident Labour Market Test required by the UKVI in order for the School to be eligible to apply to sponsor candidates who do not currently have the right to work in the UK or who are currently working under Tier 2 of the UKVI Points Based System.