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Research Fellow (Survey Manager) - Ref:1887158

UCL Department / Division: Centre for Longitudinal Studies, Social Research Institute
Specific unit / Sub department: IOE, UCL’s Faculty of Education and Society
Location of position: London
Grade: 7
Hours: Full Time (Job share considered)
Salary (inclusive of London allowance): £37,873 to £45,720 per annum

Duties and Responsibilities

The Centre for Longitudinal Studies is an ESRC Resource Centre. CLS has responsibility for and manages four of Britain’s internationally renowned cohort studies:

• 1958 National Child Development Study (NCDS)
• 1970 British Cohort Study (BCS70)
• Millennium Cohort Study (MCS)
• Next Steps (formerly the Longitudinal Study of Young People in England)

The cohort studies follow individuals throughout their lives. They involve multiple surveys, together with other specialised forms of data collection (for example physical measurements and biological samples), and linkages to administrative records. The information collected is broad, covering areas as diverse as education, employment, and income, family and parenting, physical and mental health, and social attitudes. As well as conducting regular surveys of the cohorts, CLS delivers a strong interdisciplinary research programme, as well as programmes of research on survey methodology and statistical methods.

Our academic staff specialise in applying advanced quantitative methods to the cohorts data to produce high quality research and inform policy in areas such as education, health, labour markets, child development, child and adult wellbeing, and ageing.

We are now looking for a Research Fellow (Survey Manager) to join our team. In this role you will be a member of the Survey Manager team, working on the design, development and implementation of the four major longitudinal research studies housed in the Centre.

Working closely with the researchers in the team, you will contribute to the overall design of the cohort studies and the development of data collection sweeps; take a lead role in the design and development of questionnaires and other data collection instruments and work closely with the appointed fieldwork agencies to ensure that all aspects of data collection projects are completed to the highest possible quality. Opportunities to contribute to the department’s research output, for example by contributing to journal articles linked to developments in survey methodology or substantive issues in the cohort studies, and presenting these at national and international conferences will also be available.

The post is available until 31st March 2025 in the first instance.

Key Requirements

With an MSc or equivalent experience in a relevant social science discipline, you will also have experience of working on a large scale social survey and a good understanding of ethical issues in survey research.

Previously unsuccessful applicants need not apply.

Further Details

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For further information on this post, please contact Matthew Brown (matt.brown@ucl.ac.uk).

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

Closing Date: 5 Oct 2022
Latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59
Interview date: TBC

Research Finance Administrator - Ref:1887162

UCL Department / Division: Social Research Institute, Centre for Longitudinal Studies
Specific unit / Sub department: IOE, UCL’s Faculty of Education and Society
Location of position: London
Grade: 7
Hours: Full Time
Salary: £37,873 – £45,720 per annum (inclusive of London allowance)

 

Duties and Responsibilities

The Social Research Institute – formerly the Department of Social Science – in the IOE, UCL’s Faculty of Education and Society, is one of the leading centres for social research in the UK. It is home to seven internationally renowned research units:

  • Centre for Longitudinal Studies
  • Centre for Time Use Research
  • CLOSER
  • EPPI-Centre
  • Quantitative Social Science
  • Social Science Research Unit
  • Thomas Coram Research Unit

The Centre for Longitudinal Studies is an interdisciplinary research centre, which is funded by ESRC to scientifically lead and run four of Britain’s internationally renowned cohort studies:

  • 1958 National Child Development Study (NCDS)
  • 1970 British Cohort Study (BCS70)
  • Millennium Cohort Study (MCS)
  • Next Steps (formerly the Longitudinal Study of Young People in England)

The Centre has also recently been funded to test the feasibility of establishing a new UK birth cohort study, the Early Life Cohort Feasibility Study (funded by ESRC), and is collaborating on two further new longitudinal studies, the Children of the 2020s (funded by DfE) and the Covid Social Mobility study (COSMO) (funded by UKRI).

The Centre collaborates closely with the MRC Unit for Lifelong Health and Ageing in the Faculty of Population Health Sciences in UCL, which leads the 1946 National Survey of Health and Development (NSHD), the oldest of the UK’s national birth cohort studies.

We are now seeking a Research Finance Administrator to join our team. In this role you will specialise in administering the financial activities of the designated area, ensuring effective procedures are documented and adopted for dealing with all aspects including processing financial transactions, procurement and monitoring expenditure of the centres grants. Acting as the finance point of contact for research finance matters, you will be responsible for taking ownership in resolving issues and offering appropriate advice, achieving a high quality and timely service to staff, and liaise with faculty and central UCL teams in the exchanging of information and managing financial data.

You will work with team leaders on annual budget proposals and forecasts, provide financial data and advice on grants to Principal Investigators and research staff, and assist the Centre Manager in financial related activities.

This post is available until 31st March 2025 in the first instance.

 

Key Requirements

You will be educated to degree level or have acquired relevant skills in finance or accountancy or equivalent work experience. You will have knowledge of financial processes and regulations associated with general financial administration, as well as knowledge of research funding processes and regulations within a higher education/research environment.

Previously unsuccessful applicants need not apply.

Further Details

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For informal enquiries about this role please contact Felicia Teague – f.teague@ucl.ac.uk

Closing Date: 10 Oct 2022
Latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59
Interview date: TBC

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

Our department holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award, in recognition of our commitment to advancing gender equality.

These appointment is subject to UCL Terms and Conditions of Service for Research and Support Staff.

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Centre for Longitudinal Studies
UCL Social Research Institute

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London WC1H 0AL

Email: clsfeedback@ucl.ac.uk