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Research Fellow in Demography

UCL Department / Division: UCL Institute of Education
Specific unit / Sub department: Department of Social Science, Centre for Longitudinal Studies
Location of position: London
Grade: 7
Hours: Full Time
Salary (inclusive of London allowance): £35,328 - £42,701 per annum


Duties and Responsibilities

We invite applications to work on an exciting ESRC project led by Dr Alice Goisis. Working with Dr. Goisis, you will investigate both the determinants and consequences of being an only child, using data from the UK birth cohort studies and rigorous quantitative methods. 

The project will focus on only children. The project will analyse the well-being of only children at various points of the life-course. Only children will be compared to children with siblings on a range of demographic and health outcomes and by adopting a cross-cohort perspective. The project will rely on data from four UK birth cohort studies: the 1946 National Survey of Health and Development, the 1958 National Child Development Study, the 1970 British Cohort Study and the Millennium Cohort Study.  

This post is available from 1st June 2019 and is funded until 31st January 2021 in the first instance. 


Key Requirements

You will have completed (or be near completion of) a PhD in a quantitative social science discipline, such as demography, sociology and social epidemiology during which you will have developed expertise in analysing the social determinants of demographic outcomes and/or health. Through your research, you will have demonstrated experience of using quantitative methods and analysing large data sets, which ideally include the UK birth cohort studies.

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.


More information
United Kingdom
University College London

If you have any queries regarding the vacancy, please contact Dr. Alice Goisis at a.goisis [at]