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2 Research Fellows at LSE

Department of Social Policy

Research Fellow (two posts available)

From £43,173 to £49,986 pa inclusive

This is a full-time fixed term position until 31 January 2019.



The Department of Social Policy at LSE is the longest established in the UK and has received the highest possible rating in all Research Assessment Exercises carried out in the UK. The Department carries out research in a range of social policy-related areas, and hosts the Ageing, Lifecourse and Population Health Analysis (ALPHA) research unit that focuses on individual and population health.

The Department is seeking to recruit one or two full-time Research Fellows to work on Professor Mikko Myrskylä’s European Research Council funded project on the causes and consequences of changing family structure. The Research Fellows will be working in close collaboration with Prof. Myrskylä and other Research Fellows of the project, and their broader working environment within the LSE will be the ALPHA research unit and the Social Policy Department. 

Candidates will have a PhD in a relevant area, a track record of publishing in peer-reviewed journals and demonstrated advanced statistical skills. A substantive interest and publication record on the determinants of fertility, or on family and health, as well as experience in modelling longitudinal data is useful. Starting date is as soon as possible, and the duration of the contract is flexible but not beyond 31 January 2019.

We offer an occupational pension scheme, generous annual leave and excellent training and development opportunities.

For further information about the post, please see the how to apply documentjob description and the person specification.

If you have any queries about applying on the online system, or require an alternative format for the application, please call: 020 7955 3794. Please include in your application a one-page cover letter, a two-page plan for research, a CV with publication list, and names of 3 potential referees. For any inquiries about the position, please contact Prof. Myrskylä,


Applications must be received by 5 June 2017 (23.59 UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.

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London School of Economics and Political Science