Job offer in london Research Officer (Postdoctoral Researcher) at London School of Economics and Political Science

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This is a fixed term appointment for 19 months

Applications are invited for a Research Officer (Postdoctoral Researcher), tenable from 2nd January 2019 – 1st August 2020 for 19 months

The successful candidate must have a keen interest in political behaviour, advanced training in quantitative statistical methods, enthusiasm about learning new analytical techniques, and have a high level of proficiency in STATA and/or R. Ideally, the successful candidate will also have experience of analysing large-N survey data and/or designing and analysing experiments (survey-embedded and/or laboratory).

The successful candidate must also have, or be close to completing (by 2 January 2019), a PhD in political science or a closely related discipline (e.g. sociology/ behavioural economics) and have excellent written and verbal communication skills

The postdoctoral researcher will take part in the research activities of the ERC-funded project “Constrained Democracy: Citizens’ Responses to Limited Political Choice in the European Union” (EUDEMOS), led by Professor Sara Hobolt (LSE Department of Government). The aim of this research programme is to examine how the range and substance of political choices offered to citizens in the Europe shape democratic perceptions and electoral behaviour. The project combines a large-N cross-national analysis of citizens’ responses to choices offered by political parties with micro-level experimental work.

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.

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 contact Professor Sara Hobolt ( or if you would like more information about the project (information about EUDEMOS can be found here:  

The closing date for receipt of applications is 16 September 2018 (23.59 UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.