Research Officer (III)

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International Inequalities Institute


 Research Officer in Inequalities: Politics of Inequality


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 2 years.


The International Inequalities Institute (III) has been established by LSE in response both to the growing international concern about inequality and its consequences and to the high level of interest across all of the School’s departments and disciplines in inequality.  The Atlantic Fellows in Social and Economic Equity (AFSEE) programme based in III is committed to building a community of people who are “committed to using collective leadership to work towards social and economic justice for all”.


Applications are invited from outstanding researchers for a twenty-four month Research Officer post to work with the Research Theme Convenor of a new III research theme on ‘Politics of Inequality’. The post holder will support an interdisciplinary team and candidates should:


·       Have a completed PhD in Social Policy, Sociology, Economics, Political Science, Law, Media and Communications, Gender, Anthropology, Geography or another related social science discipline or subject area relevant for the successful conduct of research on inequalities

·       Be able to conduct original academic research on substantive research topics that relate to this research programme

·       Have proven methodological skills (quantitative or qualitative) which demonstrate the capacity to conduct original and rigorous research

·       Demonstrable ability to collate and analyse data from a range of quantitative sources

·       Willingness to collaborate on mixed method research

·       Have ability to conduct research on a comparative and international basis

·       Be able to play a full part in the research culture of the III

·       Be able to organise workshops, webinars, or seminars related to this research programme

·       Excellent written and verbal communication skills

·       Ability to present research findings to a variety of academic and non-academic audiences

·       Ability to work as part of a collaborative research team

·       Commitment to collaborative working and active engagement with the AFSEE programme

·       Ability to take responsibility for and work independently on specific project tasks as agreed with project Directors

·       Evidence of time management skills, setting priorities and meeting deadlines



The post will start on 1st October 2020, or as soon as practicable afterwards.


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, further particulars 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  


The closing date for receipt of applications is 10th August 2020 (23.59 UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications. 


Interviews are likely to be held virtually in w/c 24th August 2020.