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Occasional Research Assistant, Wellbeing Programme

The Centre for Economic Performance
Occasional Research Assistant, Wellbeing Programme

This is a part time position, hourly rate

The Wellbeing Programme at LSE’s Centre for Economic Performance is looking for a part-time research assistant with relevant experience to work with Prof Paul Frijters on a project developing a comprehensive computer model of life-satisfaction over the life course.

Key requirements:

    • Proven experience in statistical programming.
    • Some prior experience with the statistical analysis of large datasets, preferably UK datasets (cohorts/panels).
    • An honours degree (minimum 2:1), masters or PhD in social science or quantitative subject, with experience of addressing applied social science questions. Behavioural economics experience would be preferable, but not essential.
    • Experience with analysis of life-satisfaction measures, happiness measures, or mental health measures is desirable.

The position is based in London and for immediate start. The post is initially for 6 months, but with the potential to be extended (depending on funding). The payrate will be on Band 5 Step 20 of the payscale which is £16.39 per hour plus £3.06 holiday pay = £19.45 per hour worked. (This is a part-time post with a maximum of 20-29 hours a week.)
Please send a CV, a sample of previous work (if available) and a paragraph explaining how you meet the key requirements to h.ogborn@lse.ac.uk by Monday 4th September.

This is an exciting opportunity to join the leading European centre for research on wellbeing. CEP and Wellbeing Programme Details at:  http://cep.lse.ac.uk/_new/research/wellbeing/

Unfortunately LSE is unable able to sponsor candidates for a visa for this role so you must have eligibility to work in the UK.

The CEP offers an outstanding environment in which to carry out research. Please visit http://cep.lse.ac.uk/ for further information about the Centre.

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CEP Summer Internship Programme

The CEP has a small number of vacancies for Summer Internships from May to October open to Economics graduates and postgraduates. This is an excellent opportunity to gain experience of research in practice and can lead on to longer Occasional Research Assistantships with the Centre.

Download further information and an application form (PDF)


The Centre for Economic Performance invites postgraduate students to apply for Occasional Research Assistantships

Occasional Research Assistants are offered facilities and full membership of the centre and an hourly rate of pay (currently around £15 to £17 an hour) to provide on average a day or more's research assistance a week. Working on centre projects usually provides students with material, data etc for their PhD and helps them define a thesis topic more quickly. In some cases we will offer places to associate scholars who will not carry out research assistance but whose own research is well advanced and can contribute to the Centre's programme of work.

For detailed information about research undertaken at the CEP please read the CEP Programme of Work 2010 - 2015 and browse our website.

If you have a keen interest in working in one of the Centres' main research areas, complete and return the ORA application form (available in Adobe PDF and Microsoft Word 2003)

Please return your completed application form to Linda Cleavely, email l.f.cleavely@lse.ac.uk, with the subject line 'ORA your surname' (e.g. ORA Smith).