Research Fellow/ Senior Research Fellow – Record Linkage


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About IOE

IOE is UCL’s Faculty of Education and Society. Founded in 1902, IOE has been shaping policy and helping government, organisations and individuals navigate a changing society for the last 120 years. We embrace collaboration and excellence to create a future that is inclusive and just, and have been ranked number one for education every year since 2014 in the QS World University Rankings by Subject.

The Centre for Longitudinal Studies is multidisciplinary research centre, and is funded by ESRC as a Resource Centre which leads four of Britain’s internationally renowned cohort studies:

• 1958 National Child Development Study (NCDS)
• 1970 British Cohort Study (BCS70)
• Millennium Cohort Study (MCS)
• Next Steps (formerly the Longitudinal Study of Young People in England)

The Centre has also recently been funded to test the feasibility of establishing a new UK birth cohort study, the Early Life Cohort Feasibility Study (funded by ESRC), and is collaborating on two further new longitudinal studies, the Children of the 2020s (funded by DfE) and the Covid Social Mobility study (COSMO) (funded by UKRI).

About the role

We are seeking to appoint an outstanding quantitative researcher to undertake research across multiple cohort studies and linked administrative and geo-environmental data sets.

The role will also involve conducting methodological work including assessing linked data quality in terms of match rates and variables, making improvements where necessary in order to ensure the linked data sets and accompanying documentation are suitable for research use by the wider research community.

This role will provide a fantastic opportunity for early career training and involves collaborations with leading researchers and access to globally unique data resources.

The post is available until 31st March 2025 in the first instance.

About you

You will have a PhD or equivalent experience in a relevant discipline (or in the process of completing) such as quantitative social science (psychology, sociology, economics, demography), epidemiology and knowledge of quantitative methods appropriate to longitudinal survey data and large, linked administrative data sets.

Your application form should address all the person specification points and should clearly demonstrate how your skills and experience meet each of the criteria.

It is important that the criteria are clearly numbered and that you provide a response to each one.

Our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

As London’s Global University, we know diversity fosters creativity and innovation, and we want our community to represent the diversity of the world’s talent.

We are committed to equality of opportunity, to being fair and inclusive, and to being a place where we all belong. We therefore particularly encourage applications from candidates who are likely to be underrepresented in UCL’s workforce.

These include people from Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds; disabled people; LGBTQI+ people; and for our Grade 9 and 10 roles, women.

Our department holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award, in recognition of our commitment to advancing gender equality.

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