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Research Officer - Hellenic Observatory

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Hellenic Observatory (European Institute)


Research Officer


Salary from £36,647 to £44,140 pa inclusive with potential to progress to £47,456 pa inclusive of London allowance


This is a fixed term appointment for 1 year


The Hellenic Observatory seeks to appoint a Research Officer who will engage in the management of external research projects; help develop a programme of research, seeking external funding, in conjunction with Hellenic Observatory academic staff; and, will pursue his/her own high quality research related to Greece and/or Cyprus.


 The Research Officer will:


  1. Largely be responsible for managing a series of external research projects undertaken for the Hellenic Observatory (HO Research Calls Programme)
  2. Work with academic colleagues to develop research project(s) on Greece and/or Cyprus and actively seek external funding to support them. 
  3. Pursue his/her own independent, high quality research related to the public policy agenda in Greece and/or Cyprus.
  4. Support the general activities of the Hellenic Observatory.


You will have a completed PhD in one of the following areas: public policy; political science; economics; international relations. Preference may be given to candidates with skills in quantitative analysis. You will have a comprehensive and substantial knowledge of contemporary Greece, together with evidence of publication and/or project delivery through independent original research.


You will have the ability to analyse and research complex ideas, concepts or theories, and experience of establishing context for research projects and (as appropriate) establishing databases and models; experience drafting research projects and grant applications; good team-working and excellent communication skills


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 Hellenicobservatory@lse.ac.uk


The closing date for receipt of applications is 13 October 2019 (23.59 UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.