Research Associate

University College London - Department of Social Science, Quantitative Social Science

Applicants are invited for a Research Associate post in the Department of Social Science (DSS). This post represents an exciting opportunity to contribute to the further use of the Millennium Cohort Study to work on a project about grammar schools. The post will also enable the successful applicant to develop their skills and experience of teaching in higher education The appointment is available from the 1st January 2018 until 30th June 2019 in the first instance. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute through research and training to a project using the Millennium Cohort Study, investigating access to and impact of grammar schools. You will play a central role in this project, assisting the Principal Investigator in producing the estimates and writing up the results. You will also be expected to develop your own independent research strand and to submit funding proposals to support your further research. You will also be require to support the teaching profile of the department, particularly undergraduate seminars in introductory economics and impact evaluation methods.

You will have a PhD in a quantitative social science discipline, such as social policy, sociology, economics, psychology, and social statistics; or with a background in epidemiology or other quantitative health-related discipline. As well as an excellent academic record, you will have demonstrable knowledge of advanced quantitative analysis, and expertise in statistical software such as Stata and R, and/or other relevant statistical software. In addition you will have expertise in using longitudinal datasets and a strong research interest in education in England. Strong communication skills including the ability to write clearly and concisely, and to present to both academic and non-academic audiences as well as good interpersonal skills, including the ability to work as part of a team are essential. Experience of working with the cohort and longitudinal studies and developing research funding proposals, is not essential but would be an advantage. We welcome applications from candidates nearing completion of their PhD.

Applicants should apply online. To access further details about the position and how to apply please click on the 'Apply Now' button below.

Fur further details about this post please email Professor John Jerrim (

Closing Date: 11 December 2017

Latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59.

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