Internship in ESRC Funded CLS Cross Cohort Research Programme (CCRP)

University College London - Department of Social Sciences

Salary: £9.75 per hour, £355.87 per week (based on the London Living Wage and a 36.5 hour week). 
Plus a contribution towards travel (Economy class return airfare up to a maximum of £700) and subsistence costs (up to £25.00 per day). 

Applicants are invited for 2 research intern positions in the Department of Social Science (DSS) which houses the Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS), a European and Social Research Council (ESRC) Resource Centre. CLS has responsibility for four of Britain's internationally renowned cohort studies. These are; The 1958 National Child Development Study (NCDS), the 1970 British Cohort Study (BCS70), the Millennium Cohort Study (MCS) and Next Steps (formerly the Longitudinal Study of Young People in England). 

As well as development of the cohort studies, CLS conducts research programmes including the CLS Cross Cohort Research Programme (CCRP). 

These 2 full-time internships are available immediately from January 2018 for three months.

We welcome applications from students nearing the completion of their PhD or early career researchers.

The successful candidates will be expected to conduct analysis and publish substantive research in topics related to the remit of the Cross Cohort Research Programme and will be expected to collaborate with other researchers based at the Centre for Longitudinal Studies.

Person Specification

You will have research experience in any of the major applied quantitative disciplines, including epidemiology, social statistics, demography, population, health, sociology, psychology, economics, or social policy.

You will have a good understanding of applied quantitative research methods, specifically in the application of a range of statistical methods for the analysis of large-scale longitudinal datasets.

You will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to work with academic collaborators.

Experience of contributing to the design of a longitudinal study, or other major survey, or of working on a large scale complex research programme, is not essential but would be an advantage.


A job description and person specification can be accessed at the bottom of this page.

Interested candidates should send a Cover letter together with an up to date curriculum vitae and detailed publications list to Sharon Etienne (

If you have any queries regarding the vacancy or the application process, please contact George Ploubidis, Director of Research, Professor in Population Health and Statistics, who is the Principal Investigator of the CLS Cross-Cohort Research Programme (T: 020 7612 6107; E:

Please note that if you are shortlisted and are unable to attend on the interview date, regretfully it will normally not be possible to offer you an alternative date. However, where you can attend on the date but wish to change the time of interview, we will endeavour to accommodate you wherever possible.

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