Internship on ESRC-Funded CLS Cross Cohort Research Programme (CCRP)

University College London - UCL Institute of Education - Department of Social Sciences

Vacancy Information

Weekly wage £372.30 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 £37.00 per day).

Applicants are invited for 4 CCRP Internship positions in the Department of Social Science (DSS) which houses the Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS), an ESRC Resource Centre. CLS has responsibility for four of Britain's internationally renowned cohort studies;

  • 1958 National Child Development Study (NCDS)
  • 1970 British Cohort Study (BCS70)
  • Millennium Cohort Study (MCS)
  • 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)

Duties & Responsibilities

These 4 Internships are available for 3 months from May 2018 working full time weekly hours of 36.5.

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. You 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.

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.

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 here: Job Description and Person Specification  

To apply for this vacancy, please submit a covering letter, together with an up-to-date curriculum vitae and detailed publications list to Sharon Etienne at

If you have any queries regarding the vacancy or the application process, you are welcome to contact George Ploubidis (by telephone, 0207 612 6107 or by email,

Contact name: Sharon Etienne
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Interview date: TBC

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