The Longitudinal Survey team conducts longitudinal and cohort studies, including the English Longitudinal Survey of Ageing (ELSA), the National Child Development Survey (NCDS) and Understanding Society.
This team is also home to the NatCen’s innovative and expanding probability Panel.
We are looking for an experienced researcher with a background in quantitative social survey or market research. The successful candidate will play a crucial role in day-to-day management and delivery of high-profile surveys, including those for central government, universities, charities and other public sector clients.
Our projects use the full range of data collection techniques. Many are actively developing their approach in response to COVID and offering new opportunities for methodological innovation.
Our senior researchers are responsible for a survey from development to delivery, so you will have opportunities to be involved in all stages including design, set up, monitoring fieldwork, data analysis and reporting.
You will need to be an effective communicator as you will be working with external collaborators and customers, as well as other NatCen staff.
Having the ability to inspire, plan work for and supervise more junior staff is also integral to this role.
The successful candidate will have a background in quantitative social survey or market research.
Also, the successful candidate will :
About the National Centre for Social Research
At the National Centre for Social Research, we're driven by the belief that social research has the power to make life better.
Our research influences policy makers, practitioners, academics and the media, shaping our understanding of the world we live in and how it is changing.
We offer a friendly, flexible, supportive and stimulating working environment, with a range of benefits, including a generous defined contribution pension scheme with life assurance, learning and development opportunities, season ticket loans, cycle to work scheme, a comprehensive Employee Assistance Programme and an extensive employee benefit / discount voucher scheme.
Why work for us
As well as a competitive salary and excellent working environment (including home / office hybrid) you will be working for the largest independent social research organisation in the UK.
We are proud of the benefits we offer our employees which include
The National Centre for Social Research is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive environment and committed to equality of opportunity.
We particularly encourage applications from underrepresented and marginalised groups.
Applications close on 12th August 2021.
Job reference : HR / SRSDA