Vacancies

Researcher/Research Officer: The Experience of Density

LSE Cities is seeking a Researcher(s) or Research Officer(s) for its project ‘The Experience of Density: living in a new London tower block’. This project is undertaken jointly with LSE London, and continues work undertaken both by LSE Cities and LSE London, looking at residential density. It is an interdisciplinary study of a new high-density residential development in London and will explore who lives in it, how different residents experience high-density living, and what spatial, design and demographic factors make it work well (or not).

The post-holder/s will work closely with the project leads (from LSE London and LSE Cities), undertaking research in a recently occupied London high-rise residential building. The post holder/s would be involved in the initial literature review for the project, assist with the identification of a long list of super high-density developments in London and the selection of a case-study site, the development of research protocols, undertake fieldwork (including door-to-door surveys of residents, in-depth interviews, focus groups, ethnographic observations, detailed mapping and spatial analysis). They would also contribute to the initial analysis of the findings and the drafting of a report/s.

Candidates for Researcher level will have an MSc in Geography, Urban Planning, Economics or other relevant social science background, or substantial research experience relevant to the project.

Candidates for Research Officer level will have a PhD in Geography, Urban Planning, Economics or other relevant social science background.

Candidates should have the ability to analyse and research complex ideas, concepts and theories and apply appropriate methodologies. They should have experience of designing, administering and analysing surveys and qualitative interviews, as well as experience of working in or with inter-disciplinary teams and strong written and oral communication skills.

Hours: 

The post/s is offered on an hourly paid basis, up to a maximum of 17.5 hours a week, with flexible working hours. The post-holder(s) will be based within LSE Cities.

Salary:

At Researcher level, an hourly rate of £18.15 - £21.00 (including holiday pay) is offered for the post, depending on experience.

At Research Officer level, an hourly rate of £21.95 - £23.27 (including holiday pay) is offered for the post, depending on experience.

Contract duration: 

This post is currently fixed term for 10 months, from the start date, which ideally would be late October/early November.

Deadline:

Friday, 30 September 2016 (17:00 GMT)

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