Vacancies

Researcher — Metropolitan Indicators System

LSE Cities is seeking a Researcher to assist with the development of a system of indicators and undertake the respective data collection for 50-60 metropolises around the globe. The indicators will encompass the themes of Metropolitan Governance, Economic Development, Social Cohesion, Gender Equality, Sustainability, and Quality of Life. The framework should also adopt a gender perspective, disaggregating data according to this descriptor, as far as possible.

This project is supported by Metropolis, a global network of major cities and metropolitan areas (137 members) that serves as the hub and platform for metropolises to connect, share experiences, and mobilize on a wide range of local and global issues.

Candidates will have:

  • As a minimum, a completed, or be completing, a Master’s degree in Public Policy/Management, Political Science, Geography, Urban Science, Urban Planning, or other relevant social science background
  • Evidence of a background in, or understanding of, the research themes required for the system of metropolitan indicators, and substantial experience of data collection and analysis at the global level
  • Excellent and proven research skills, excellent written and oral communications and the ability to work under pressure and to manage a variety of different tasks
  • Any necessary visa or work permit required to work in the UK already in place for the duration of the appointment.

The full criteria that will be used when shortlisting for this post can be found on the person specification.

For further information about the post, please see:

 

Hours
The post is offered on an hourly paid contract basis, of 29.5 hours a week, with flexible working hours. The post-holder will be based within LSE Cities.
Salary
An hourly rate of £18.66 (including holiday pay) is offered for the post.
Contract duration
This post is currently fixed term until 14/09/2018. Start date is a.s.a.p.
How to apply
Please send the following in electronic format to lse.cities@lse.ac.uk:
  • A cover letter summarising how you are suitable for this position, addressing the criteria in the person specification
  • A full curriculum vitae
  • Names and contact details of two referees.

 

The deadline for receipt of applications is 1st January 2018 (17.00 GMT). Interviews are likely to be held the week commencing 8th January 2018.

Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.