Job Vacancy: Postdoctoral Research Officer, London School of Economics and Political Science

Postdoctoral Research Officer

London School of Economics and Political Science – European Institute/ Department of Government

Salary from £33,784 to £40,867 pa inclusive with potential to progress to £43,973 pa inclusive

This is a fixed term appointment for 12 months (with the possibility of extension)

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research officer, tenable from 1 November 2016 for 1 year (with the possibility of extension of up to 3 years).

The successful candidate will take part in the research activities of the ERC-funded project “Constrained Democracy: Citizens’ Responses to Limited Political Choice in the European Union” (EUDEMOS)led by Professor Sara Hobolt (European Institute/ Department of Government).

The aim of this research programme is to examine how the range and substance of political choices offered to citizens in the Europe shape democratic perceptions and electoral behaviour. The project combines a large-N cross-national analysis of citizens’ responses to choices offered by political parties with micro-level experimental work.

We are looking for a researcher who has a keen interest in political behaviour, has advanced training in quantitative statistical methods, is enthusiastic about learning new analytical techniques, and has a high level of proficiency in STATA and/or R. Ideally, the applicant also has experience analysing large-N survey data and designing experiments (survey-embedded and/or laboratory).

Candidates must also have completed (or be about to submit) a PhD in political science or another relevant discipline (e.g. sociology/ behavioural economics) and have excellent written and verbal communication skills.

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

Please contact Professor Sara Hobolt ( if you would like more information about the position or the project (information about EUDEMOS can be found here:

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 e-mail:

The closing date for receipt of applications is 1 March 2016 (23.59 UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.

The interview date is anticipated to be 24 March 2016.