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Research Officer (Justice Interactions and Peacebuilding)

Contract Type
Fixed Term
£35,999 pa to £43,360
Expiry Date
European Institute, a vibrant inter-disciplinary academic unit within the LSE, is seeking to appoint a Research Officer.

Job Description


The candidate will work with the principal investigator on the ERC-funded “Justice Interactions and Peacebuilding:  From Static to Dynamic Discourses across National, Ethnic, Gender and Age Groups.”


This interdisciplinary project investigates how people interact with each other in response to the practice of post-conflict justice across national, ethnic, gender and age groups in different deliberative domains. The programme of mixed-method research will deliver fine-grained multi-language empirical analysis of patterns of discourse in four former Yugoslav countries (Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo and Croatia) and advance the study of peacebuilding by generating a theory of justice interactions. The successful candidate will join a multi-disciplinary team. They will benefit from training opportunities and participation in workshops and other events over the course of the research project.


The successful candidate will support the Principal Investigator in the fulfilment of project deliverables and work packages, carrying out independent and collaborative research, and facilitating its effective and efficient delivery. They will be collaborating with senior researchers with expertise in quantitative social science methodology on organising and running a multi-country survey and a survey experiment.


Candidates will have a completed (or have submitted your dissertation awaiting defence of) a PhD in Political Science, International Relations or a related discipline. They will have expertise and research experience in the fields of transitional justice, peace-building and post-conflict reconciliation, or related subject areas. The position is open both to qualitative and quantitative social scientists.


Candidates will also have excellent written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to manage your own workload and work to tight timescales. They must be willing to work in a multi-disciplinary team on mixed-method research.


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.


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The closing date for receipt of applications is 30 August 2019 (23.59 UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.