Research Officer, Urban Age Programme

LSE Cities is seeking to appoint a Research Officer to work on research preparations and development for the next Urban Age research programme, focusing primarily on the theme of the interface between formal and informal urban structures and services, and digital technology and needs.

Candidates should have a PhD in Geography, Urban Science, Urban Planning or a related discipline. They should be able to provide evidence of a background in, or understanding of, the research themes required of the post, in particular relate to urban development in Sub-Saharan Africa.

The ability to analyse and research complex ideas, concepts or theories and apply appropriate methodologies, alongside excellent communication skills, are essential.

We offer an occupational pension scheme, generous annual leave and excellent training and development opportunities.

Salary: from £34,156 to £41,317 pa inclusive, with potential progress to £44,456 pa inclusive.

This is a fixed term appointment until 31st December 2018. Start date is a.s.a.p.

For further information about the post, please see the job description and the person specification.

To apply for this post, please go to If you have any queries about applying on the online system, or require an alternative format for the application, please email

The closing date for receipt of applications is 17th March 2017 (23:59 GMT). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.