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Vacancy – Senior Research Associate (International)


CLOSER are looking to appoint a Senior Research Associate – International to join our team.

Closing date: 18 February 2018, latest time for submissions 23:59
Interview date: TBC
Salary: £43,023 – £50,753 per annum
Contract: Full Time
Location: London

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

UCL has recently been awarded funding from ESRC from the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) which aims to build upon Aresearch knowledge in the UK, and strengthen capacity overseas, to help address challenges in the developing countries. This funding has created the role of Senior Research Associate – International at CLOSER, an ESRC & MRC funded resource centre based at UCL Institute of Education. This new post reflects the research councils and CLOSER’s desire to develop a better understanding of the issues and opportunities involved in research that looks across and between studies in different countries within a development context, and to explore the potential for future activity linking the UK’s longitudinal studies with studies in/ of relevance to low and middle income countries

The post will develop a strategic understanding of the issues and opportunities offered by longitudinal research in a development context, and help plan and execute appropriate subsequent activities with funders to strengthen capacity in this area. The post holder will also play an active role in CLOSER’s UK activities through, for example, research activity, communication and impact or assistance with training and capacity building. The post holder will also carry out high-quality research based on quantitative analysis of longitudinal studies in a development context.

The appointment is available immediately and is funded until 30th March 2020, in the first instance.

Key requirements

Candidates will hold a PhD in a quantitative biomedical or social science discipline, (such as but not exclusively: behavioural sciences, clinical medicine, demography, economics, education, epidemiology, geography, political science, psychiatry, psychology, public health sciences, social policy, sociology, statistics, survey methodology) or equivalent experience.

Candidates will also have an excellent understanding of at least one area of biomedical and/or social science research (eg health, education, employment, poverty and inequality, families and parenting, children’s issues, ageing) and/ or data science.

Experience of working in an international development context is desirable.

Further details

To apply for the vacancy, please select the ‘Apply now’ button the UCL job listing.

If you have any queries regarding the vacancy or the application process, please contact Professor Alison Park, Director of CLOSER, (T: 020 7612 6395; E: