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Research Officer

Reference
VAC-12171
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Sector
Education
Location
London
Salary
£34,736 to £42,019 pa inclusive
Expiry Date
29/07/2018
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Job Description

 

Centre for Analysis of Risk and Regulation (CARR)

Research Officer

Salary from £34,736 to £42,019 pa inclusive

This is a fixed term appointment for 24 months commencing on 1 October 2018  

We are seeking to appoint a full-time Research Officer, 35 hours per week, for 24 months tenable as of

1 October 2018 or as soon as thereafter.

The successful candidate will work as part of an exciting collaboration between CARR and the Food Standards Agency (FSA). This position requires a shared working between the two institutions and allows the post holder to develop research and apply it in the context of food regulation, and to support the FSA’s programme in food regulation and  inspections, risk analysis, including risk communication and related areas. They will therefore have the opportunity to develop their profile within a context that actively encourages leading research and in-depth knowledge exchange and impact opportunities.

It is essential that the post holder is able to communicate research to academic and practitioner audiences as well policy officials and they will be expected to be able to relate and contribute to the interdisciplinary research environment of CARR and the work at the FSA. Knowledge of the literature relevant for research and work in the field of UK food regulation is essential.

Work time will be shared between CARR and the FSA. The successful candidate is expected to have completed their PhD in political science/public administration, accounting, sociology or other relevant social science discipline by 1 October 2018 or soon thereafter. In addition to relevant research skills, the ideal candidate should also have the ability to communicate and write technical research ideas clearly, and the ability to work independently and without close supervision.

The other criteria that will be used when shortlisting for this post can be found on the person specification which is attached to this vacancy on the LSE’s online recruitment system.

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 and the person specification linked to in the advert on the LSE website. Enquiries can be made to m.lodge@lse.ac.uk for more details.

To apply for this post, please go to www.lse.ac.uk/LSEJobs. 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 m.lodge@lse.ac.uk.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 29 July (23.59 UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.