London School of Economics and Political Science – International Inequalities Institute
|Salary:||£36,647 to £44,140 pa inclusive with potential to progress to £47,456 pa inclusive of London allowance|
|Placed On:||14th April 2021|
|Closes:||16th May 2021|
LSE is committed to building a diverse, equitable and truly inclusive university.
This is a fixed term appointment for 12 months.
The International Inequalities Institute (III) is one of the world’s leading research centres on inequality, its causes, and consequences. It houses the Atlantic Fellows in Social and Economic Equity (AFSEE) programme based which is committed to building a community of people who are “committed to using collective leadership to work towards social and economic justice for all”.
We are seeking to recruit a Research Officer for a 12-month post to work with Mike Savage, Convenor of the ‘Wealth, Elites and Tax Justice’ research theme on some aspect of the UK racial wealth gap. This project will also foster collaborative relationships between the III and the Runnymede Trust.
The post holder will be expected to conduct quantitative original research on some aspect of the racial wealth gap in the UK, building on the work of the Runnymede Trust and coordinating with their research and policy agendas. The post-holder will also be expected to play a full role in the research work of the III and in the broader activities of the III.
The post will start in September 2021.
Candidates should have:
- A completed (or nearly completed) PhD in any discipline which demonstrates research expertise in racial justice issues.
- Proven quantitative methodological skills which demonstrate the capacity to conduct original and rigorous research on some aspect of the UK racial wealth gap.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Ability to work as part of a collaborative research team
- Commitment to collaborative working with the AFSEE programme
- Ability to take responsibility for and work independently on specific project tasks as agreed with project Director
- Ability to present research findings to a variety of academic and non-academic audiences
- Experience of participation in academic/ policy events, conferences
- Good time management skills, setting priorities and meeting deadlines
- Ability to design and conduct fieldwork and/or analysis of quantitative data
- Demonstrable ability to collate and analyse data from a range of quantitative sources
- Ability to analyse and research complex ideas, concepts or theories
We offer an occupational pension scheme, generous annual leave and excellent training and development opportunities.
For further information about the post, please see the how to apply document, job description and the person specification.
To apply for this post, please go to www.lse.ac.uk/LSEJobs. If you have any technical queries with applying on the online system, please use the “contact us” links at the bottom of the LSE Jobs page. Should you have any queries about the role, please email III manager E.Ryan@lse.ac.uk.or III theme convenor Mike Savage M.A.Savage@lse.ac.uk
The closing date for receipt of applications is Sunday 16th May 2021 (23.59 UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.
Interviews are likely to be held virtually in w/c 14th June 2021.