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Research Fellow in Population Health and Quantitative Social Science
(2 posts), – Ref:1877511

  • UCL Department / Division: Institute of Education
  • Specific unit / Sub department: Social Research Institute
  • Location of position: London
  • Grade: 7
  • Hours: Full Time
  • Salary (inclusive of London allowance): £36,028 to £43,533 per annum

Duties and Responsibilities
This post represents an exciting opportunity to undertake high-impact research with the UK’s national birth cohort studies using rigorous quantitative methods. The appointee will lead on the analysis of quantitative data from the CLS based and other cohorts including the recent COVID19 Web Survey to investigate the social, economic and health impacts of the pandemic. The successful appointee will be expected to develop an independent research career, and will be supported in doing so. The project will be funded by ESRC and NIHR.

You will have a background in quantitative social science, demography, epidemiology or statistics. The role will involve planning research studies, including developing analysis protocols, and conducting analyses using UK birth cohorts and longitudinal surveys.

You will be working collaboratively with other CLS researchers and a wider consortium of researchers within the Longitudinal Health and Wellbeing National Core Study and will produce high-quality research outputs, including writing manuscripts for publications.

This post will be funded for 24 months in the first instance.

Key Requirements
The successful candidate will hold a doctorate degree or have an equivalent work experience in quantitative social science (e.g., demography, economics, psychology, sociology), epidemiology or statistics.

You have experience in publishing empirical research findings in peer viewed academic journals as well as demonstrable experience in leading the development of new projects and obtaining grant funding.

It is desirable for this role that you have commitment to mentoring postgraduate students and have an experience working with electronic health or other routine administrative data.

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 £31,542- £33,257 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance) with payment at Grade 7 being backdated to the date of final award of the PhD thesis.

Further Details
A job description and person specification can be accessed here.

To apply for the vacancy click on the ‘Apply Now’ button below (you will leave the CLS website).

If you have any queries regarding the vacancy, please contact Professor George Ploubidis, email:

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

Closing Date 8 Aug 2021
Latest time for the submission of applications 23:59
Interview date TBC

Our department holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award, in recognition of our commitment to advancing gender equality.
This appointment is subject to UCL Terms and Conditions of Service for Research and Support Staff.

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Job Description and Person Specification (opens PDF)


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UCL Social Research Institute

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