Research Officer (British Academy Urban Infrastructures of Well-Being)

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Latin America and Caribbean Centre


Research Officer

[British Academy Urban Infrastructures of Well-Being]


Salary from £36,647 to £44,140 pa (pro rata basis) with potential to progress to £47,456 pa (pro rata) inclusive of London allowance


This is a part time appointment  working 29.75 hours per week for  a fixed term of 15 months


Applications are invited for the position of Research Officer (British Academy Urban Infrastructures of Well-Being), to assist Professor Gareth Jones and Dr Mara Nogueira, at the Latin America and Caribbean Centre, with The British Academy-funded project, ‘Engineering food: infrastructure exclusion and ‘last mile’ delivery in Brazilian favelas’. The project is a collaboration with Insper in São Paulo and forms part of The British Academy Urban Infrastructures of Well-Being programme.


The post-holder will develop the qualitative research in São Paulo and Belo Horizonte, including interviews and participant observation with favela residents, interviews with policy-makers, private companies and think-tanks, and undertake knowledge exchange through peer review papers, workshop and conference presentations, blogs and social media.


The Research Officer is expected to have completed a PhD in Anthropology, Sociology or Geography, or another related social science, proven methodological skills (qualitative) which demonstrate the capacity to conduct original and rigorous research and familiarity with research about urban issues in Brazil

Fluency in Brazilian Portuguese is essential.


For further information about the Latin America and Caribbean Centre, please visit our website http://www.lse.ac.uk/LACC


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.


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 Professor Gareth Jones at G.A.Jones@lse.ac.uk


The closing date for receipt of applications is 20 February 2020 (23.59 UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.