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Senior Lecturer in Quantitative Social Science

This is an exciting new HEFCE funded post for a quantitative social scientist to establish a portfolio of work on UCL’s national UK birth cohorts, which have collected extensive quantitative social data, in association with biological and psychological information. Additionally UCL houses bespoke older age cohorts, such as Whitehall II, SABRE and ELSA. You will exploit this rich cross cohort resource to understand the determinants of healthy and unhealthy ageing, labour market participation, educational and social outcomes over the lifecourse. You will work across two major groups which host the birth cohorts; the MRC Lifelong Health and Ageing (LHA) Unit (Director Professor Chaturvedi) within the Institute of Cardiovascular Science, Faculty of Population Health Sciences, and the Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS) (Director Professor Alissa Goodman), within the Institute of Education.


You will play a key role in the renewal of the MRC LHA Unit, the renewal of the CLS cross-cohort research programme and the CLS resource centre grant. You will work with a multidisciplinary team of statisticians, epidemiologists, clinicians as well as economists, sociologists, demographers and other social scientists.

This post would suit a demographer, sociologist, economist, psychologist or social epidemiologist.

You will have a PhD, a track record of research published in high impact journals and leadership on grant income. The post is full time with joint reporting to Professors Chaturvedi, Goodman and Ploubidis.  


Applicants should apply online. For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Professor Alissa Goodman – email,  Professor George Ploubidis   or Professor Nish Chaturvedi - email:


If you have any queries regarding the application process please contact Jane Johnson ( We particularly welcome female applicants and those from an ethnic minority, as they are under-represented within UCL at this level.

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