Research Officer, PeaceRep Iraq

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Middle East Centre


Research Officer, PeaceRep Iraq


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


This is a fixed term appointment for 12 months, with the possibility of extension for a further 12 months. The appointment is expected to commence on 1 April 2024.



The Middle East Centre seeks a postdoctoral Research Officer to conduct research on the drivers of conflict and state fragmentation in Iraq. The post will run for the fourth year of the PeaceRep Iraq project, funded by the FCDO and led by Professor Toby Dodge.


The Research Officer will design and execute two research projects leading to publications in academic journals. They will engage with the FCDO and the PeaceRep consortium and will contribute to the administration of research project activities.


Candidates should have:


·       Published high quality research on the politics, economics or sociology of state fragmentation in Iraq.

·       Experience of conducting fieldwork in Iraq or another comparable conflict zone.

·       Significant policy-focussed research experience.

·       Professional working proficiency in written and spoken Arabic.


We offer an occupational pension scheme, generous annual leave, hybrid working, and excellent training and development opportunities.


The post may be extended for a further 12 months if funding is secured and progress is satisfactory.


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 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 Robert Lowe:


The closing date for receipt of applications is 27 February 2024 (23.59 UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.

Research Officer, PeaceRep Iraq