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The Care Policy and Evaluation Centre is currently recruiting for the following three positions:

  • Research Officer in Social Care Economics and/or Projections - 3 posts
  • Research Officer in Social Care Evaluation
  • Research Officer in Social Care.  

The affiliated NIHR School for Social Care Research is currently recruiting for the following position:

  • NIHR SSCR Senior Communications and Impact Officer.

Read more about these vacancies below.

Research Officer in Social Care Economics and/or Projections - 3 posts
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Salary from £37,197 to £44,802 pa inclusive with potential to progress to £48,168 pa inclusive of London allowance

This is a fixed term appointment until December 2023

CPEC is seeking to appoint three full-time Research Officers to start as soon as possible until December 2023 to support a number of externally funded research studies within the Centre, with particular contributions to research within the NIHR Policy Research Unit in Adult Social Care (ASCRU).

The Research Officers will be expected to apply quantitative methods to contribute to the evaluation of the English social care and health care systems, and will be involved in: extracting, manipulating and analysing quantitative data using different statistical and econometric modelling methods, contributing to the drafting of project reports and papers and to the dissemination of findings to a range of stakeholders, including funders, policy analysts and other academics.

The Research Officer(s) in Social Care Economics will focus on the application of micro-econometric methods for evaluating social care and health care policies.

Candidates should have advanced econometrics skills and experience of economic evaluation of care systems.

The Research Officer(s) in Social Care Projections will focus on the application of simulation methods for developing projections of future demand/expenditure for health and social care services in England.

Candidates should have advanced simulation modelling skills; experience of building models projecting future care service demand/expenditure would be desirable.

Across these roles, Candidates should have:

  • A Postgraduate degree in a relevant discipline, such as health economics, health services research, health policy or social policy, with quantitative methods training
  • A PhD, or be working towards completion of a PhD, or have other research experience that demonstrates the capacity to produce independent original research
  • Ability to analyse and research complex ideas, concepts or theories, and to apply appropriate methodologies for analysis of evidence
  • Research Officer (Economics): Advanced econometrics skills
  • Research Officer (Projections): Advanced simulation modelling
  • Research Officer (Economics): Experience of economic evaluation of care systems
  • Research Officer (Projections): Experience of building models projecting future care service demand/expenditure
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and ability to communicate research findings effectively
  • Ability to manage own workload and work to tight timescales.

Candidates should identify whether they wish to be considered for one or both roles in their applications.

Job Description (PDF)

Person Specification (PDF)

Details on how to apply 

Informal queries to Jose-Luis Fernandez (j.fernandez@lse.ac.uk). 

Research Officer in Social Care Evaluation
Deadline: 20 October 2021

Salary from £37,197 to £44,802 pa inclusive with potential to progress to £48,168 pa inclusive of London allowance

CPEC is seeking to appoint a full-time Research Officer to start in January 2022 for 36 months to support a new project entitled “Creating Care Partnerships - Developing Research Practice Partnerships to deliver novel, sustainable collaborations between adult social care research and practice in the UK”. LSE’s partnership in the Project is led by Dr Juliette Malley and involves evaluating the implementation and effectiveness of three new Research Practice Partnerships (RPPs) between care homes and universities, on a range of outcomes including building research capacity, and producing and using research to improve practice.

The Research Officer will be expected to collect and analyse qualitative and quantitative data from the RPP sites. The role will involve designing, organising and conducting the collection of data through interview, survey and observational methods, analysing the data collected using appropriate statistical and qualitative methods, synthesising the mixed methods data, contributing to the drafting of project reports and papers and to the dissemination of findings to a range of stakeholders, including funders, practitioners, policy-makers and other academics.

As a core member of the project team, the Research Officer will be expected to work closely with all project partners and with the RPP sites to ensure the evaluation aligns closely with all other project activities. The Research Officer will also undertake a range of desk and field-based activities, including carrying out literature reviews, attending workshops and other research-related activities necessary to ensure the quality and integrity of the work and success of the research project.

Candidates should have:

  • A Postgraduate degree in a relevant discipline, such as health services research, health policy or social policy
  • A PhD, or be working towards completion of a PhD, or have other research experience that demonstrates the capacity to produce independent original research
  • Qualitative data collection and analysis skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and ability to communicate research findings effectively
  • Ability to manage own workload and work to tight timescales.

Job Description (PDF)

Person Specification (PDF)

Details on how to apply

Informal queries to Juliette Malley (j.n.malley@lse.ac.uk). 

Research Officer in Social Care
Deadline: 20 October 2021

Salary from £37,197 to £44,802 pa inclusive with potential to progress to £48,168 pa inclusive of London allowance

This is a fixed term appointment until December 2023

CPEC is seeking to appoint a full-time Research Officer to start as soon as possible until December 2023 to support a number of externally funded research studies within the Centre, with particular contributions to research within the NIHR Policy Innovation and Evaluation Research Unit (PIRU) and the NIHR Older People and Frailty Policy Research Unit (OPPRU).

The Research Officer will be expected to apply – as appropriate - qualitative and/or quantitative methods to contribute to the evaluation of the social care and health care systems nationally and (where relevant) internationally. They will be involved in data collection, management and analysis; contributing to the drafting of project reports and papers; and the dissemination of findings to a range of stakeholders, including funders, policy analysts and other academics.

The Research Officer will undertake a range of desk and field-based activities, including carrying out evidence reviews and other background research activities.

Candidates should have:

  • A Postgraduate degree in a relevant discipline, such as health services research, health policy or social policy
  • A PhD, or be working towards completion of a PhD, or have other research experience that demonstrates the capacity to produce independent original research
  • Experience of applying quantitative and qualitative research methods for social science research
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and ability to communicate research findings effectively
  • Ability to manage own workload and work to tight timescales.

Job Description (PDF)

Person Specification (PDF)

Details on how to apply

Informal queries to Martin Knapp (m.knapp@lse.ac.uk). 

NIHR SSCR Senior Communications and Impact Officer (0.80 FTE)
Deadline: 18 October 2021

Salary from £37,197 to £44,802 pa inclusive with potential to progress to £48,168 pa inclusive of London allowance

This is a fixed term appointment for 29 months/years and is part-time for 28 hour per week

The NIHR School for Social Care Research (NIHR SSCR) was established by the National Institute for Health Research in 2009 to improve the evidence base for adult social care practice in England. Directed by Professor Martin Knapp, NIHR SSCR is a partnership between seven universities and is led at LSE. Since 2009, NIHR SSCR has commissioned 194 research studies and a number of scoping and methods reviews, with c.50 current projects.

Alongside our core programme of activities, we have a further programme of work to build capacity for social care research by providing career development opportunities. We are also leading the NIHR Social Care Incubator which aims to develop a supportive and high-profile community of individuals and organisations in adult social care with an interest in research.

We are seeking a dynamic Senior Communications and Impact Officer to start as soon as possible until April 2024 to play a strategic role in supporting the management of knowledge exchange and impact processes within NIHR SSCR. The postholder will work with grant/award holders within NIHR SSCR to: enhance the impact from our funded research and building-capacity activities; lead day-to-day communication and digital engagement activities; and lead the planning and organisation of NIHR SSCR’s public and internal events programme and webinar series.

Candidates should have:

  • Experience of working in a communications or research dissemination role
  • Understanding of knowledge exchange and impact approaches such as networking, engagement activities, communication to professionals and the public
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to write and edit for a range of purposes, styles and audiences
  • Ability to interpret and identify key results from research evidence and summarise in plain language
  • Proven track record of using social media effectively in a professional context
  • Interest in social care practice and research.

The post holder will be expected to support core NIHR SSCR activities at 0.60 FTE and the NIHR Social Care Incubator at 0.20 FTE. There is scope to increase the position to 1.00 FTE if preferred by the successful candidate.

Job Description (PDF)

Person Specification (PDF)

Details on how to apply

Informal queries to Anji Mehta (a.mehta3@lse.ac.uk). 

Research Assistantships (Internal LSE opportunity)
Deadline: 20 October 2021

CPEC currently has opportunities available for postgraduate students to gain research experience within the Centre. 

We are currently seeking to appoint Research Assistants across a number of research projects focusing on: adult social care policy and/or practice, mental health, dementia, COVID-19, long-term care policy, autism, learning disabilities and the economics of care.

Individuals will be allocated to CPEC projects based on a combination of the needs of the project, the individual’s skills and experience, and the individual’s research interests.

Positions are available for 3 months, with a minimum of 10 hours and a maximum of 20 hours per week, depending on specific project needs. 

Further details and how to apply (PDF)

Informal queries to cpec@lse.ac.uk