A consortium of five EU/Turkey and MENA region Universities - The American University of Kurdistan (AUK) in Duhok- Kurdistan Region of Iraq, American University of Beirut (AUB), American University of Cairo (AUC), Koç University Istanbul (KU) and the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) – seeks to appoint a Research Officer to their joint collaborative research project: “The Responsible Deal: where and how to best protect and integrate Syrian refugees?”. The project, which brings together research institutions in the EU with counterparts in MENA countries most affected by the Syrian refugee crisis, employs survey, field experiments as well as qualitative methods to understand the impacts of refugee policies in transit and destination countries. The Research Officer will be involved in all aspects of the research, but with a particular emphasis on study design, data collection and analysis, and preparation of manuscripts for leading peer-reviewed journals, as well as contributing to project briefs and to the organisation of conferences. The candidate is expected to spend a period of time as a visitor to one or more institutions outside the European Union.
You will at the time of appointment have completed a PhD in a social science programme - preferably in Economics, Political Science, or Sociology. You will also have experience using quantitative and / or qualitative methods including graduate level knowledge of program evaluation methods, data collation, management and analysis. Experience in running and analysing surveys or field experiments would be highly useful, and knowledge of immigration and refugee policy in the MENA region and experience of managing a research project would also be highly valued.
While all work-related interactions are in English and excellent written and verbal communication skills in English as well and ability to communicate research findings effectively are essential, the ability to operate in Arabic is also strongly desired. The 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 an informal discussion about the post, contact the Principal Investigator, Professor Erik Berglof, Director of the Institute of Global Affairs (E.Berglof@lse.ac.uk). If you have any queries about applying on the online system, or require an alternative format for the application, please e-mail: email@example.com quoting the job title.
The closing date for receipt of applications is 8th February 2019 (23.59 UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.
Interviews are provisionally scheduled for 15th February 2019. The post begins as soon as possible after appointment.