In this post you will support the programme of methodological research and training of NCRM and conduct a programme of methodological research alongside the Director and co-directors of the Hub. In conjunction with the Director, you will develop and take forward strategies for closer integration with ESRC’s data resource investments, particularly the Understanding Society survey, the Birth Cohort studies, Economic and Social Data Service (ESDS) and new UK Data Service (UKDS). A core part of this role will be the organisation of data analysis workshops, with contributions from a number of different individuals, which focus on the application of appropriate methods for these data sets.
You will have a PhD in a social science (or closely related) discipline, demonstrable knowledge of and interest in the development and use of quantitative methods in the social sciences and experience of report writing/literature reviews. Outstanding candidates with interests in any areas of quantitative methods are welcome but applicants with interests in the areas of survey methodology and statistical modelling are encouraged.
You will have an appreciation of some of the methodological challenges facing the social science community, particularly those relating to interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary research. You will possess the ability to work independently in planning and conducting a programme of methodological research.