Research Officer

London School of Economics and Political Science - Firoz Lalji Centre for Africa (IGA)

The Centre for Public Authority and International Development (CPAID) is a newly established School Research Centre based at LSE’s new Firoz Lalji Centre for Africa. The centre’s role is to answer critical questions that have bedevilled international engagements with fragile, conflict-affected, marginal, and impoverished places. Our fieldwork focus is orientated toward Africa, but the global challenges we address are far from regionally specific - as concerns about migration to Europe, illicit financial flows, and international terrorism underline.

CPAID is seeking to appoint a dynamic individual to the position of full-time Research Officer to start in November, 2017 to support the study and contribute to research primarily focused on public authority and inclusive growth in Africa. This post will involve undertaking field research, developing, and applying qualitative methods and administering surveys for investigating how forms of public authority coalesce to shape patterns of governance and conflict over resources across spaces and temporal scales.  

The position offers an opportunity for a motivated researcher to develop a research career in International Development or a related discipline, such as Anthropology or Political Science.

You will have completed a PhD, or be close to the completion of a PhD by the start date. You will have experience in designing and conducting qualitative studies, good knowledge of qualitative methodologies and theory, and have the ability to engage with current debates on social life in African countries, international development, and/or public policy. You will also have excellent written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to communicate research findings effectively. You will also have the ability to manage your own workload and work to tight timescales.

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 www.lse.ac.uk/LSEJobs. 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 africacentre@lse.ac.uk  

The closing date for receipt of applications is (Please have this advert posted for 4 weeks from the publishing date) (23.59 UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.

An LSE Fellowship is intended to be an entry route to an academic career and is deemed by the School to be a career development position. As such, applicants who have already been employed as a LSE Fellow for three years in total are not eligible to apply. If you have any queries about this please contact the HR Division.

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