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Research Officer

Contract Type
Fixed Term
Salary is fixed at £35,999 pa inclusive
Expiry Date
LSE’s Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science is committed to developing the School’s role as a world leader in the researching and teaching of psychological and behavioural science

Job Description

In the coming years, the department will become a hub for the 50+ psychological and behavioural researchers in other disciplines across the LSE as well as a cutting-edge centre of expertise in its own right. The Research Officer will contribute to the recently awarded ESRC award Pathways to Reconciliation: Investigating the impact of ES.PE.RE. (Schools of Forgiveness and Reconciliation) on psychological and social wellbeing.

Candidates should have a completed PhD in Social and Cultural Psychology, with a focus on youth groups, gangs and violence in the Colombian context. Experience of conducting field work in Colombia, using both quantitative and qualitative methods and full proficiency in English and in Latin American Spanish, with fluent knowledge of idiomatic expression of Colombian youth is essential.


The successful candidate should be able to adapt and contribute to a rapidly changing environment, where goals and specifications change as the project grows. They will need to show competence to work with stakeholders in different disciplines and with different levels of technical ability.


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.


To apply for this post, please go to 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 Professor Paul Dolan at  


The closing date for receipt of applications is 4 April 2019 (23.59 UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.



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