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Research Data Manager

Location: London

Salary: £22k - £31k (Depending on skills & experience)

Department: Surveys, Data and Analysis

Contract: Permanent

Application deadline: 30 September 2019

We are recruiting Research Data Managers to join the Surveys, Data and Analysis department. This is an important role working on our high profile, flagship surveys such as the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing, English Housing Survey, Taking Part and the Scottish Health Survey.

Many of these studies provide National or Official Statistics and incorporate the collection of data through multiple instruments including questionnaires, diaries, biomedical measurements and surveyor visits.

Working alongside researchers and other specialists you will be responsible for managing survey data throughout the project lifecycle. Tasks will range from checking early data and validating data from different sources to producing final datasets and documentation for a range of users.

You should have good communication skills as you will often be the contact person for data related queries and requests from members of our research teams, our project collaborators, customers and external data users. Strong numerical skills and attention to detail are essential. You should have some experience of managing data and/or using statistical software (SPSS or STATA).

For a detailed job description, please click here.

About NatCen Social Research

At NatCen Social Research, we're driven by the belief that social research has the power to make life better. Our research influences policy makers, practitioners, academics and the media, shaping our understanding of the world we live in and how it is changing.

We offer a friendly and stimulating environment with a high profile, challenging research programme, as well as favourable working conditions. Benefits include a generous holiday entitlement and a defined contribution pension scheme.

How to apply

Please submit your CV and supporting statement (no more than 700 words) outlining your skills, experience and why you would make a great addition to the team by email to

Closing date for applications will be 9am, Monday 30th September 2019.

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