Vacancy: Lecturer, Senior Lecturer or Reader, and Co-Investigator of 1958 British birth cohort

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The IOE’s Department of Social Science are looking for someone with an excellent publications record, expertise in quantitative methods, and a record of success in securing external research funding. Candidates are expected to demonstrate a strong research interest in areas related to the lives of NCDS study members as they reach 60 years old and beyond.

This post is based in the IOE’s Department of Social Science, where CLOSER is also based. This post is not based in CLOSER.

Appointment at grade 8 Lecturer: £41,430 – £48,873 per annum. Appointment at grade 9 Senior Lecturer or Reader: £53,119 – £57,760 per annum

This appointment will be full-time and a start date of January 2016 is preferred.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Department of Social Science (DSS) conducts world-leading multidisciplinary research and postgraduate teaching and manages some of the UK’s major longitudinal data resources. DSS houses the Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS), an ESRC Resource Centre. CLS has responsibility for and manages four of Britain’s world renowned longitudinal studies: the 1958 National Child Development Study, the 1970 British Cohort Study, and the Millennium Cohort Study, and Next Steps (formerly known as LSYPE).

CLS is a leader in the scientific development of, and research based on these studies. Our research covers a range of policy areas and expertise relating to the life course including in health and ageing, education policy, social mobility, and childhood development, survey methodology, and statistical methods.

The successful candidate will contribute to the scientific development of the National Child Development Study, which has followed over 17,000 individuals, all born in a single week of March 1958, through childhood and into adult life. The study forms a unique multi-disciplinary research resource that is used by researchers across the world.

The successful candidate will contribute to the scientific development of the study and will work with the teams responsible for delivering NCDS at CLS to ensure that the scientific vision for the study is realised. The incoming post-holder will be required to support the development of the next NCDS sweep, taking a senior role in the shaping the design and content of the sweep; in supporting record linkages and legacy work on the historic NCDS archives. An important part of the role will be to further enhance and develop the study through applications for co-funding. These are likely to include, but are not limited to, applications for further biomedical enhancements at age 60, and associated research. The successful candidate will develop a funded research agenda in substantive areas related to the lives of NCDS study members as they reach 60 years old. The post-holder will contribute to the undergraduate and post-graduate teaching of the Department. The post-holder will report to the Principal Investigator of NCDS.

For appointment at Senior Lecturer or Reader level, the postholder will undertake research of significance at an international level, and will initiate, develop, and lead major funding applications to enhance the cohort.

Key Requirements

Candidates should have an academic background in any of the major applied quantitative disciplines, including epidemiology, social statistics, demography, population health, sociology, psychology, economics, or social policy, and a record of publications within that discipline based on the use of large-scale longitudinal data, and strong quantitative research skills, excellent interpersonal skills and experience in public speakingYou will have a doctorate or you will be in the later stages of your PhD and on track for successful completion.

For appointment at Senior Lecturer or Reader level, candidates are expected to have an excellent publications record, expertise in quantitative methods, and a record of success in securing external research funding. Candidates are expected to demonstrate a strong research interest in areas related to the lives of NCDS study members as they reach 60 years old and beyond.

 

Reference:        1514006

Closing date:    20 November 2015

Interview date:  8 December 2015

 

To apply for the vacancy please click on ‘Apply Now‘.

 

job description and person specification can be accessed at the bottom of the UCL job page.

If you would like to obtain further information or would like to discuss the post, you are welcome to contact Alissa Goodman, Director of CLS and PI of NCDS (by email at A.Goodman@ioe.ac.uk).

We positively encourage applicants from all sections of under-represented communities