Research Associate (Survey Manager)

University College London - Department of Social Science

Applicants are invited for a Research Associate (Survey Manager) position in the Department of Social Science (DSS) which houses the Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS) and Cohorts and Longitudinal Studies Enhancement Resources (CLOSER), ESRC Resource Centres.

The Centre for Longitudinal Studies has responsibility for and manages four of Britain's internationally renowned birth cohort studies. The cohort studies follow individuals throughout their lives. They involve multiple surveys, together with other specialised forms of data collection and linkages to administrative records. The information collected is broad, covering areas as diverse as education, employment, and income, family and parenting, physical and mental health, and social attitudes. You will be a member of the specialist team of researchers, referred to as survey managers, working on the design, development and implementation of the four major longitudinal research studies housed in the Centre. 

You will ensure that the cohort studies are designed, developed and delivered to a high standard, with high rates of participation. This will involve a range of research activities including questionnaire design, writing research protocols and preparing submissions for ethical review. You will work closely with the external survey sub-contractor, and the CLS cohort maintenance, data management and communications teams. You will also contribute to research outputs, such as working papers and/or journal articles, and presenting at national and international conferences. 

This full-time appointment will be available from May 2018 until 31 March 2020 in the first instance.

Candidates should have an MSc or equivalent experience in a relevant social science discipline, and experience of survey management with large-scale surveys.  A strong understanding of the principles of survey design and methodology and of ethical issues in survey research.  Experience of design and development of computerised survey instruments.

Experience of working on a longitudinal social survey and working for a major survey organisation, together with a PhD in a relevant social science discipline is not essential but would be an advantage. 

UCL vacancy reference:  1713680   

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

If you have any queries regarding the vacancy or the application process, please contact Dr Lisa Calderwood, , or by telephone 0207 911 5510.

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

Interview Date: TBC

Any offer of employment will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

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