Research Officer

London School of Economics and Political Science - Department of Economic History

The London School of Economics

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The Role

Applications are invited for a Research Officer to work on the EU-funded project Narrative Science under the direction of the principal investigator, Professor Mary S. Morgan. This team project will investigate how, when, and why scientists use narratives to explain their work within their own communities ( Each researcher will develop their own case materials within the overall project, working - by agreement with the project leader - on particular topics and fields of science past and present.

Candidates must have a PhD in history of science or a closely related field (including narrative studies, etc.) provided that you have some experience of historical research work; or you must have an equivalent track record of independent and original research. The successful candidate should also hold the ability to communicate effectively in spoken forms about their research, and write effectively for both academic audiences in their field, and for broader audiences within academia and beyond. The ability to maintain an effective mode of record keeping during research, and to think beyond the history to interrogate aspects of narrativity in the topic-field of study and explore its functions in that particular context and the wider context of that time and science are essential.

To find out more information about the Narrative Science project please visit the Research pages of the Department of Economic History website,

For further information about the post, please see the job description, person specification and How to Apply document.  


We offer a generous annual leave allowance of 25 days, plus bank holidays and additional closure days around the Easter and Christmas period. The School also offers season ticket loans, a cycle to work scheme, gym membership, a childcare voucher scheme and access to LSE events including regular Department of Economic History seminars.

LSE is committed to building a diverse, equitable and truly inclusive university

We are also committed to staff development and have a range of internal training opportunities as well as study sponsorship.

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 Jennie Stayner

The closing date for receipt of applications is 24 October 2017 (23.59 UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.

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