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Vacancy: Research Assistant (Assistant Survey Manager) – Centre for Longitudinal Studies


The UCL Institute of Education’s Department of Social Science is looking to recruit a Research Assistant (Assistant Survey Manager) to join the Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS).

Please note this post is not based in CLOSER.

Closing date: 21 July 2017, latest time for submissions 23:59
Interview date: TBC
Salary: £29,809 – £31,432 per annum
Contract: Full Time
Location: London

A job description and person specification can be accessed on the UCL job page.

This post represents an exciting opportunity for a Research Assistant (Assistant Survey Manager) to contribute to the development of the valuable cohort resources housed in the Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS).  You will join a vibrant team of survey managers working on the development and implementation of four major longitudinal surveys: Next Steps, MCS, BCS70 and NCDS.

As a Research Assistant (Assistant Survey Manager) for the CLS cohorts you will be part of a team providing day-to-day survey management of the cohort studies. You will assist the survey managers in the delivery of the cohort studies to a high standard, including with the design and development of data collection instruments, the development and content of survey materials, and the submission of ethical approvals.

This appointment will be available from August 2017 until 31 March 2020 in the first instance.

Key requirements

Applicants should have a first degree or equivalent relevant experience in a related social science discipline, a good understanding of the principles of survey design and methodology, of ethical issues in survey research, a good understanding of questionnaire design principles and strong questionnaire design skills. You will have the ability to contribute to the design and development of computerised survey instruments and have a good understanding of survey data and ability to conduct and write up straightforward analyses of the data.

Experience of working on a large-scale social survey and a good understanding of the specific issues related to longitudinal surveys, is desirable.

Further details

To apply for the vacancy please click on the ‘Apply Now’ button on the UCL job listing.

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