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Senior Survey Statistician

Location: London

Salary: £30,000 - £40,000 (more may be available for exceptional candidates)

Department: Survey Research Centre

Contract: Permanent

Application deadline: 30 January 2017

We are looking to recruit a Senior Survey Statistician to join a team of five statisticians based in our London office. The team is part of the Survey Research Centre (SRC), a department specialising in delivering high quality social surveys such as the Health Survey for England, the National Travel Survey, the British Social Attitudes survey and many others.

NatCen Statisticians play an important role in all of the surveys undertaken by NatCen. They are responsible for designing and drawing all survey samples, generating survey weights and developing new methodology related to survey design and analysis. In addition they act as internal consultants, advising and training researchers in statistical methodology and contributing to research proposals and technical reports.

As a Senior Survey Statistician, you will be responsible for designing and implementing sampling strategies across a range of cross-sectional and longitudinal surveys. You will have an aptitude for explaining statistical issues to a non-technical audience as you will be working directly alongside researchers with different levels of knowledge and experience. You will also play a role in winning new work by contributing to research proposals and attending pitches.

To succeed in the role you will need an excellent academic background and experience of applying statistical methods to surveys in social/market research or academia. You will be a competent user of SPSS or STATA. Experience of teaching/training would be an advantage. A good standard of written English is essential. In return there is a good salary on offer in a friendly and personable team where your achievements will be recognised. There will be ample opportunity to progress your career with support from colleagues, external courses and internal training.

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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 works for society by providing a rich understanding of people's lives and enabling them to have a powerful and influential role in shaping social policy decisions. It is used by policy makers, practitioners, academics, the media and the public as a driving force behind increased understanding of the environment we live in and how it's 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

Applications will not be considered without any of the above documents.

Closing date for applications will be Monday 30th January 2017.