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Research Opportunities

Location: London

Salary: £22k - £53.5k (Depending on skills & experience)

Department: Policy Research Centre

Contract: Permanent

Application deadline: 15 July 2019

At NatCen we believe that social research has the power to make life better. Our world class research influences policy makers, practitioners, academics and the media; shaping public understanding of the society we live in and how it is changing.

NatCen researchers are leaders in survey design and delivery, analysis, evaluation, and qualitative methods. We have a reputation for excellence and our team is driven by a passion for exploration, learning and real-world impact. Whether you are just starting out in social research, building your career, or are an established research leader, if you would like to help answer some of Britain’s most pressing and complex social questions, we want to hear from you.

Vacancies

Our research portfolio is growing, and we are looking for Research Directors, Senior Researchers and Researchers working in the following teams:

  • Children & Families
  • Communities, Work & Income
  • Crime & Justice
  • Health & Social Care
  • Evaluation

Research Directors (salary from £40,000 to £53,500 per annum)

We are looking for exceptional research leaders with a track record of designing and delivering high quality studies and winning new business. You will need strong methodological skills in one or more of the following: surveys, quantitative analysis, qualitative research, or impact evaluation. Research Directors must be passionate about delivering insights that have real world impact and committed to working with customers and partners to achieve that goal.

For a detailed job description, please click here.

Senior Researchers (salary from £30,000 to £42,100 per annum)

We are looking for experienced social scientists with a track record of managing and delivering high quality social research. You will have excellent methodological skills and either experience of or a demonstrable interest in relevant policy areas. We want Senior Researchers with leadership potential, who are experienced in managing projects and people, and capable of heading up high performing project teams.

For a detailed job description, please click here.

Researchers (salary from £22,000 to £31,600 per annum)

We are looking for early career researchers who are passionate about social research and committed to building their skills in quantitative and qualitative methods.  You will have a good understanding of research methods, strong team working skills, and an enquiring mind. Some post-graduate research experience would be an advantage.

For a detailed job description, please click here.

What do we offer in return?

NatCen is a fast paced, collaborative working environment, with a strong culture of learning and development. We invest in supporting colleagues to progress their career in social research and beyond.

We value diversity and welcome applications from all sections of the community. We are also open to part-time and flexible working proposals and offer a generous defined contribution pension scheme and staff benefits.

How to apply

Please send us your CV and a covering letter (maximum of 700 words) explaining what you could bring to NatCen, the team(s) you would like to work in and what position(s) you are interested to applications@natcen.ac.uk.

Closing date for applications will be 9am, Monday 15th July 2019.

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