Research Officer (Electoral Psychology Observatory)

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London School of Economics and Political Science
United Kingdom
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Research Officer (Electoral Psychology Observatory)

Salary from £35,999 to £43,360 pa inclusive with potential to progress to £46,617 pa inclusive

This is a fixed-term appointment from 1 February 2020 to 30 September 2022

The LSE Department of Government seeks to appoint a Research Officer (Postdoctoral Researcher) to join its Electoral Psychology Observatory (EPO) research unit. The EPO houses a series of externally funded research projects concerning electoral hostility and the electoral experience of first-time voters. The EPO is directed by Professor Michael Bruter and Dr. Sarah Harrison who conduct innovative comparative quantitative and qualitative research in the fields of electoral psychology and electoral ergonomics.

The Research Officer will conduct independent and collaborative research in line with the EPO’s research programmes, as well as support the dissemination of the EPO’s research in a number of knowledge exchange activities and the administrative management of EPO and its research projects.

Candidates should have a completed Ph.D. in political science or a related discipline by the post start date, a research portfolio in the fields of electoral psychology, electoral behaviour, and/or political psychology, excellent quantitative and qualitative research methods skills and consistently professional behaviours and skills. The ideal candidate will have previous experience of administering/ managing research projects, coordinating workshops/seminars/conferences and other knowledge exchange activities, and of designing and using research methods applied to social science questions. The ideal candidate will also have a research trajectory that is aligned with the field of electoral psychology. Please see the person specification for further details on the essential and desirable criteria.

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

For further information about the post, please see the how to apply document, job description and the person specification.

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Should you have any queries about the role, please email Professor Michael Bruter ( or Dr. Sarah Harrison ( ).

The closing date for receipt of applications is 4 October 2019 (23.59 UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.

Interviews are likely to take place in w/c 18 November 2019.