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Research Fellow (Survey Methodology)

UCL - Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS)

Location: London
Salary: £42,099 to £50,585
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 31st May 2024
Closes: 30th June 2024
Job Ref: B16-01554

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Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS)

The Centre for Longitudinal Studies is multidisciplinary research centre, and is funded by ESRC as a Resource Centre which leads four of Britain's internationally renowned cohort studies.

  • 1958 National Child Development Study (NCDS)
  • 1970 British Cohort Study (BCS70)
  • Next Steps (formerly the Longitudinal Study of Young People in England)
  • Millennium Cohort Study (MCS)

About the role

The Centre for Longitudinal Studies at UCL wishes to appoint a quantitative researcher as a Research Fellow to provide research input to the ESRC-funded project “Survey Data Collection Methods Collaboration: Securing the Future of Social Surveys”, to be known as Survey Futures.

Survey Futures is a collaboration between nine universities and three survey organisations, in partnership with the National Centre for Research Methods (NCRM) and the Office for National Statistics (ONS). Its objective is to deliver a step-change in survey research to ensure that it will remain possible in the UK to carry out high-quality social surveys of the kinds required by the public and academic sectors. The Director of the collaboration is Professor Peter Lynn (ISER, University of Essex) and the Deputy Director is Dr. Olga Maslovskaya (University of Southampton).

You will contribute to outputs including publications in peer-reviewed journals and to dissemination via national and international conferences and other relevant events.

The role will involve close collaboration with other CLS researchers and those from other institutions involved in the Survey Futures collaboration.

The post is funded from 1 September 2024 to 29 February 2026 in the first instance and will provide a fantastic opportunity for early career training.

You will hold a Post-graduate degree or equivalent professional qualifications and experience in quantitative social sciences

You will have an understanding and knowledge of Survey Methodology and experience of undertaking advanced quantitative analysis using large scale complex survey data.

A PhD in Survey Methodology or Survey Research is desirable.

Your application form should address all the person specification points and should clearly demonstrate how your skills and experience meet each of the criteria.

It is important that the criteria are clearly numbered and that you provide a response to each one.

What we offer

As well as the exciting opportunities this role presents, we also offer some great benefits.

Visit https://www.ucl.ac.uk/work-at-ucl/reward-and-benefits to find out more.

Our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

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We therefore particularly encourage applications from candidates who are likely to be underrepresented in UCL’s workforce.

These include people from Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds; disabled people; LGBTQI+ people; and for our Grade 9 and 10 roles, women.

Our faculty holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award, in recognition of our commitment to advancing gender equality.

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