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Research Officer

London School of Economics
Contract Type
Fixed Term
£35,599 to £43,360
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

You will work closely with Professor Fiona Steele (the Principal Investigator), Professor Irini Moustaki, Dr Jouni Kuha, and the other investigators. The Research Officer will conduct literature reviews, contribute to methodological developments, conduct simulation studies and data analysis, develop and document R packages, and will have the opportunity to co-author research papers.


Candidates must have a PhD in Statistics 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 of Bayesian statistical modelling and MCMC methods, advanced skills in R, experience with Bayesian modelling software, and knowledge of latent variable models are essential.  Knowledge of methods for the analysis of longitudinal data is desirable. 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 essential.


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


This is a fixed term appointment for 2 years, to start early April 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter


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