Univeryity of London: Professor & Director, Millennium Cohort Study

Deadline: 31 May 2013

The Centre for Longitudinal Studies in London is seeking a Principal Investigator for the world-renowned UK Millennium Cohort Study.

Institute of Education, University of London
Professor and Director/Principal Investigator of the Millennium Cohort Study

Centre for Longitudinal Studies
Department of Quantitative Social Sciences
Faculty of Policy and Society

Salary will be on the Institute’s Senior Grades salary scale (starting at £53,234) at a level commensurate with the academic standing of the appointee, plus £2,323 London Allowance per annum.

The appointment will be full time, and a start date of 1 January 2014 is preferred, although an earlier or later date may be agreed if practical. Job share will be considered.

In view of the nature of the work involved, any offer of appointment will be conditional on a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. We are seeking to appoint a Professor in the Department of Quantitative Social, who will be the Principal Investigator for the Millennium Cohort Study. This is one of the three world-renowned British birth cohorts managed in the Centre for Longitudinal Studies.

You will be committed to leading the future development of an extraordinary multi-disciplinary longitudinal research resource. You will take the scientific lead for planning the study, act as a senior link to Government departments, encourage use of the MCS data by researchers and also represent the MCS in the international research community.

You will have an excellent record of research and scholarship, including an outstanding track record of social science publications based on analysis of large scale longitudinal data sets and an outstanding record of success in external research funding from a range of sources. You will have proven ability to design and deliver complex large scale research projects and an understanding of the management and analysis of social science data sets. It is also essential that you have a substantive interest of clear relevance to the MCS study, for example in adolescence and/or transitions in young adult life.

Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to communicate effectively with a variety of groups and experience of disseminating research results to professional, practitioner and policy audiences and the ability to combine research and scholarship with high levels of administrative competence are also required.

Reference: SAC-PSCLS-2155-A
Closing date: 31 May 2013

To apply:
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We positively encourage applicants from all sections of under-represented communities.