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We advertise job and internship opportunities for positions within the core CLOSER team, as well as vacancies based at our partner studies.

If you see a role you would like to apply for, please follow the specific application instructions stated in the job description.

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Current CLOSER vacancies

 

CLOSER Research Fellow

Ref: 1814017
Location of position: London
Closing Date: 23 July 2019 at 23:59
Interview date: 30 July 2019
Hours: Full time (job share considered)
Salary: £35,328 – £42,701 per annum

A person specification and job description are available to view on the UCL job listing.

Duties and responsibilities

An exciting opportunity has arisen for the role of Research Fellow at CLOSER in UCL’s Department of Social Science. The successful candidate will contribute to the further development, enhancement and use of the UK’s longitudinal studies, with a focus on methodological research and training and capacity building.

The post holder will:

  1. Conduct and publish high quality research based on quantitative analysis of the longitudinal studies in the CLOSER partnership and elsewhere, including methodological research in the area of data linkage or data collection or study conduct.
  2. Undertake detailed and precise data management and documentation work to support the release of CLOSER work package outputs for secondary research usage.
  3. Develop teaching training and capacity building resources, including CLOSER’s online Learning Hub for new data users as well as workshops related to areas of methodological research interest.

This post is available from September 2019 and is funded until 30th September 2020 in the first instance.

Key requirements

The post holder must have an excellent academic record, demonstrated by, for example: an outstanding degree result at undergraduate level, a distinction or high pass at masters level, journal papers, working papers or book chapters related to a PhD thesis.

The successful candidate will have excellent knowledge of advanced quantitative analysis and expertise in statistical software such as R and Stata.

Experience of working with one or more of the CLOSER partner studies and/or other longitudinal studies is desirable.

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 £30,922 – £32,607 per annum) with payment at Grade 7 being backdated to the date of final submission of the PhD thesis.

Further Details

To apply for this vacancy click on the ‘Apply Now’ button at the bottom of the UCL job listing.

If you have any queries regarding the vacancy, please contact Prof Rebecca Hardy (rebecca.hardy@ucl.ac.uk).

 

Senior Research Fellow – CLOSER International

Ref: 1814009
Location of position: London
Closing Date: 23 July 2019 at 23:59
Interview date: 31 July 2019
Hours: Full time (job share considered)
Salary: £43,884 – £51,769 per annum

A person specification and job description are available to view on the UCL job listing.

Duties and responsibilities

The Senior Research Associate – International will be based at CLOSER, an ESRC funded resource centre based at the UCL Institute of Education. The role is funded by the ESRC through the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) which aims to build upon research knowledge in the UK, and strengthen capacity overseas, to help address challenges in the developing countries.

There are three key elements to this post:

  1. To develop a strategic understanding of the existing longitudinal research landscape in low and middle income countries, including opportunities offered by longitudinal research and the challenges in carrying out such research, and to plan and execute appropriate subsequent activities with funders to strengthen capacity in this area (50%).
  2. To carry out high-quality research based on quantitative analysis of longitudinal studies in a development context (30%).
  3. To play an active role in CLOSER’s UK activities through, for example, research activity, communication and impact or assistance with training and capacity building (20%).

This post is available from the 01 September 2019 and is funded until the 15 July 2021.

Key requirements

We are looking for candidates with an excellent academic record and experience of leadership of research projects and/or experience of the preparation and submission of research grant applications.

The candidate should have experience of using longitudinal data, or involvement in longitudinal research.

Experience of mentoring, developing capacity building and training activities is not essential but would be an advantage.

Further Details

To apply for this vacancy click on the ‘Apply Now’ button at the bottom of the UCL job listing.

If you have any queries regarding the vacancy, please contact Prof Rebecca Hardy (rebecca.hardy@ucl.ac.uk).

 


Current vacancies within the CLOSER consortium

 

Unfortunately, there are no job vacancies within the CLOSER consortium at the moment.