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Senior Research Fellow - International

UCL Department / Division: UCL Institute of Education

Specific unit / Sub department: Department of Social Science, Cohort and Longitudinal Studies Enhancement Resources

Location of position: London

Grade: 8

Hours: Full Time

Salary (inclusive of London allowance): £43,884 - £51,769 per annum


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

A job description and person specification can be accessed here.

We particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within UCL at this level.

We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible.

More information
United Kingdom
UCL Institute of Education

If you have any queries regarding the vacancy, please contact Professor Rebecca Hardy, (Rebecca.Hardy [at]