Research Officer

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Department of International Relations


Research Officer


Salary from £40,229 to £48,456 pa inclusive with potential to progress to £52,095 pa inclusive (pro-rata)


This is a part-time (0.5FTE) fixed term appointment for one year, with any extension/change in FTE subject to funding.



Applications are invited for the position of Research Officer, to assist Professor Jeffrey Chwieroth in the programme of research examining the political consequences of financialization and wealth inequality as well as the politics of climate-related risks to financial stability and household wealth.


The research officer is a full member of the academic community at the Department of International Relations, so you will gain excellent skills in academic research. The research officer will interact with a network of scholars in international and comparative political economy, international relations, economics, finance, public policy, and international law across the School.  It will be especially beneficial to those looking for a pre-doctoral position to gain valuable skills before embarking on or completing their PhD.


You should have a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in political science, economics, finance, statistics, data science, public policy or in a related discipline.


You should be able to demonstrate an excellent knowledge of R and Python programming and statistics. You will have excellent quantitative research skills and be able to engage with the literature related to the programme of research. You should also have excellent written and oral communication skills.


For further information about the Department of International Relations, please visit our website


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.


This is a part-time position available from September 2023.


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


The closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 23rd June 2023 (23.59 UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.

Research Officer