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Research Officer

London School of Economics
Contract Type
Fixed Term
from £34,736 to £42,019 pa inclusive
Expiry Date
Applications are invited for a Research Officer position on the research project Methods for the analysis of longitudinal dyadic data with an application to intergenerational exchanges of family support, co-funded by the ESRC and EPSRC.

Job Description

with an application to intergenerational exchanges of family support, co-funded by the ESRC and EPSRC.  You will work closely with Dr Eleni Karagiannaki (Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion) and Professor Fiona Steele (the Principal Investigator, Department of Statistics), and the other investigators. The Research Officer will conduct literature reviews, manage and analyse longitudinal household panel data using Stata, and will have the opportunity to co-author research paper(s).


Candidates must have a PhD in quantitative social science or expect to have submitted their PhD by the post start date, and a proven record of delivering high quality published research, or clear demonstration of potential to do so. Experience with large and complex survey datasets, excellent Stata skills, and the ability to work across multiple modules with different team leads to tight deadlines are essential. Excellent written and oral communication skills, including an ability to place one's specialist work within a broader context and to communicate research findings effectively to a range of audiences are also essential. Experience of conducting social science research with policy relevance and in longitudinal data analysis is desirable.


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


For further information about the post, please see the job description and the person specification. If you would like to discuss the post, please contact Professor Fiona Steele (


To apply for this post, please go to If you have any queries about applying on the online system, or require an alternative format for the application, please e-mail:


The closing date for receipt of applications is 7th August 2018 (23.59 UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.


Interviews will take place in September 2018.