Research Officer

London School of Economics and Political Science

London, UK

Application Deadline
£40,229 to £48,456

LSE is committed to building a diverse, equitable and truly inclusive university

Salary £40,229 to £48,456 per annum inclusive with potential to progress to £52,095 pa inclusive of London allowance.

This is a full-time, fixed-term appointment for 2 years

We invite applications for a Research Officer to work on LIFELONG - an exciting project on the effects of early life and education interventions on biological ageing. The project is led by Dr Emilie Courtin and funded by the European Research Council (UKRI Pioneer guarantee). The aim of the project is to understand whether social interventions and policies implemented early in the life course can alter the rate of biological ageing.

Who you are. You have a MSc or PhD in a field similar to but not limited to data science, biostatistics or quantitative social sciences and a strong interest in causal inference and open science. You are drawn to interdisciplinary research and want to develop new skills to answer policy-relevant research questions. You have extensive experience in using statistical software such as R and/or Stata to perform complex analyses.

What you will do. The Research Officer will work under the supervision of Dr Courtin. You will participate in the day-to-day research operations of the LSE Health Inequalities Lab with regard to: (1) data acquisition, management and analyses; (2) developing and leading the lab’s open science and research reproducibility strategy; (3) writing scholarly manuscripts and other materials to communicate research findings for scientific and non-scientific audiences; (4) supporting the Lab’s response to funding opportunities; (5) work closely with Dr Courtin to strategically plan scientific endeavours.

Why join us. You will join an exciting project, funded by a flagship grant programme devoted to pushing research boundaries. The project involves exciting collaborations with colleagues at the University of Oxford, Imperial College London and Columbia University, among others. We will provide abundant opportunities for networking and learning. Dr Courtin is also committed to mentoring and pay forward the advice she has received. We will support you in developing the next stages of your career, including grant and fellowship applications as relevant. We value a diversity of disciplines, backgrounds, thoughts and approaches. LSE offers an occupational pension scheme, generous annual leave, hybrid working, 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 click the 'Apply' button, above.

Should you have any queries about the role, please email Dr Emilie Courtin (

The closing date for receipt of applications is 30th June 2024 (23.59 UK time).

Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.

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