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Research Officer in Social Care Economics and/or Projections - 3 posts

London School of Economics and Political Science - Care Policy and Evaluation Centre (CPEC)

Location: London
Salary: £37,197 to £44,802 pa inclusive with potential to progress to £48,168 pa inclusive of London allowance
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 3rd September 2021
Closes: 5th October 2021

This is a fixed term appointment until December 2023

The Care Policy and Evaluation Centre is a research centre at the LSE. Directed by Dr Jose-Luis Fernandez, CPEC undertakes research particularly in the areas of long-term care and mental health economics and policy. 

CPEC is seeking to appoint three full-time Research Officers to start as soon as possible until December 2023 to support a number of externally funded research studies within the Centre, with particular contributions to research within the NIHR Policy Research Unit in Adult Social Care (ASCRU)

The Research Officers will be expected to apply quantitative methods to contribute to the evaluation of the English social care and health care systems, and will be involved in: extracting, manipulating and analysing quantitative data using different statistical and econometric modelling methods, contributing to the drafting of project reports and papers and to the dissemination of findings to a range of stakeholders, including funders, policy analysts and other academics.

The Research Officer(s) in Social Care Economics will focus on the application of micro-econometric methods for evaluating social care and health care policies.  

Candidates should have advanced econometrics skills and experience of economic evaluation of care systems.

The Research Officer(s) in Social Care Projections will focus on the application of simulation methods for developing projections of future demand/expenditure for health and social care services in England.

Candidates should have advanced simulation modelling skills; experience of building models projecting future care service demand/expenditure would be desirable.

Across these roles, Candidates should have:

  • A Postgraduate degree in a relevant discipline, such as health economics, health services research, health policy or social policy, with quantitative methods training
  • A PhD, or be working towards completion of a PhD, or have other research experience that demonstrates the capacity to produce independent original research
  • Ability to analyse and research complex ideas, concepts or theories, and to apply appropriate methodologies for analysis of evidence
  • Research Officer (Economics): Advanced econometrics skills
  • Research Officer (Projections): Advanced simulation modelling
  • Research Officer (Economics): Experience of economic evaluation of care systems
  • Research Officer (Projections): Experience of building models projecting future care service demand/expenditure
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and ability to communicate research findings effectively
  • Ability to manage own workload and work to tight timescales.

Candidates should identify whether they wish to be considered for one or both roles in their applications.

We offer an occupational pension scheme, generous annual leave and excellent training and development opportunities.

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

To apply for this post, please go to 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 Dr Jose-Luis Fernandez at  

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