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Position: Research Fellow - Quantitative Social Science
Institution: University College London
Department: Department of Social Science - UCL Institute of Education
Location: London, United Kingdom
Duties: The job provides a unique opportunity to conduct longitudinal research on a range of topics using data from recent and planned/ongoing sweeps of the four cohort studies managed by CLS. The research topics include but are not limited to: mental health and wellbeing, educational attainment, physical health and health behaviours, cognitive development and decline, labour market engagement and skills; A key component will be to communicate this research to a variety of audiences including academics, policymakers, and the third sector. Associated written outputs will include academic publications in leading journals, and policy papers and briefs. Verbal dissemination includes at scientific conferences, policy events, and via media outlets; In the first year of the appointment, the job will be mainly focused on the newly collected age 17 data from the MCS, and then on Next Steps, BCS70 and NCDS as and when data are available from the planned/ongoing data collections at ages 32, 50 and 62 respectively; The job will also include undertaking bespoke projects using the CLS cohorts for government departments and third sector organisations, on key policy areas. We expect this to constitute no more than one fifth of the overall time
Requirements: Completion or near-completion of a PhD in a quantitative social science discipline, such as economics, demography, social epidemiology, psychology; expertise in statistical software such as Stata, R, and/or other relevant statistical software; and experience of using a range of advanced quantitative methods to analyse longitudinal and/or large-scale micro data
   
Text: Research Fellow - Quantitative Social Science, - Ref:1869762 Click here to go back to search results Apply Now UCL Department / Division Department of Social Science Specific unit / Sub department UCL Institute of Education Location of position London Grade 7 Hours Full Time Salary (inclusive of London allowance) £35,965 - £43,470 per annum Duties and Responsibilities The job provides a unique opportunity to conduct longitudinal research on a range of topics using data from recent and planned/ongoing sweeps of the four cohort studies managed by CLS. The research topics include but are not limited to: mental health and wellbeing, educational attainment, physical health and health behaviours, cognitive development and decline, labour market engagement and skills. A key component will be to communicate this research to a variety of audiences including academics, policymakers, and the third sector. Associated written outputs will include academic publications in leading journals, and policy papers and briefs. Verbal dissemination includes at scientific conferences, policy events, and via media outlets. In the first year of the appointment, the job will be mainly focused on the newly collected age 17 data from the MCS, and then on Next Steps, BCS70 and NCDS as and when data are available from the planned/ongoing data collections at ages 32, 50 and 62 respectively. The job will also include undertaking bespoke projects using the CLS cohorts for government departments and third sector organisations, on key policy areas. We expect this to constitute no more than one fifth of the overall time. This post is funded for two years in the first instance. Key Requirements Completion or near-completion of a PhD in a quantitative social science discipline, such as economics, demography, social epidemiology, psychology; expertise in statistical software such as Stata, R, and/or other relevant statistical software; and experience of using a range of advanced quantitative methods to analyse longitudinal and/or large-scale micro data Appointment at Grade 7 is dependent upon having been awarded a PhD; if this is not the case, initial appointment will be at Research Assistant Grade 6b (salary £31,479 - £33,194 per annum) with payment at Grade 7 being backdated to the date of final award of the PhD thesis. Further Details A job description can be accessed at the bottom of this page. To apply for the vacancy click on the 'Apply Now' button below. If you have any queries around this vacancy please contact Prof Emla Fitzsimons e.fitzsimons@ucl.ac.uk UCL Taking Action for Equality We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible. Closing Date 31 Aug 2020 Latest time for the submission of applications 23:59 Interview date TBC Our department holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award, in recognition of our commitment to advancing gender equality. This appointment is subject to UCL Terms and Conditions of Service for Research and Support Staff. Please use these links to find out more about UCL working life including the benefits we offer and UCL Terms and Conditions related to this job. Job Description and Person Specification Apply Now
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