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From 29 August 2017 to 11 September 2017

ESS ERIC is recruiting a research fellow

European Social Survey European Research Infrastructure Consortium – ESS ERIC is recruiting a research fellow. Applications can be submitted till September, 11, 2017.


City, University of London is a global university committed to academic excellence with a focus on business and the professions and an enviable central London location.

City attracts around 19,500 students (35% postgraduate), is top in London for student satisfaction (Complete University Guide), well above the sector average for graduate employability in most subjects and eleventh in the UK for starting salaries.  City joined the University of London in 2016.

In the last REF, City doubled the proportion of its total academic staff producing world-leading or internationally excellent research.

Led by President, Professor Sir Paul Curran, City has made significant investments in its academic staff, its estate and its infrastructure and continues to work towards realising its vision of being a leading global university: it has recently agreed a new Vision & Strategy 2026.

There is a new vacancy for a postdoctoral Research Fellow at the European Social Survey Headquarters housed at City, University of London. Working closely with the existing team the post holder will work on a range of methodological and substantive research questions. The ESS is the largest academic comparative general social survey in Europe, covering up to 30 nations and is known for its high methodological standards.


The post holder will be involved with a range of areas at ESS HQ. They will support the Director Professor Rory Fitzgerald and his team in publishing research on Survey Methodology as well as conducting basic substantive analysis. They will also summarise publications using the ESS for nonacademic audiences to help raise the profile of its data and findings. In addition they will contribute to areas of the core ESS ERIC workprogramme and related H2020 grants. There are also likely to be opportunities to contribute to proposal writing.

Person Specification

The successful candidate will have a PhD in a quantitative social science discipline, ideally with a strong survey methodology component. They will also have an interest in survey methodology and some experience of survey research. They should be able to demonstrate the potential to produce publications in survey methodology and will ideally already have some published peer reviewed articles. The ability to analyse survey data with complex data structures is also required. The ability to work as part of a highly integrated team is essential.

Additional Information


Northampton Square  Map & Directions
School of Arts and Social Sciences
Department European Social Survey

Contract Duration




Salary Range (£)

36613 to 44418

City offers a sector-leading salary, pension scheme and benefits including a comprehensive package of staff training and development.


Closing date for applications:  11.59pm on 11th September 2017.


Interviews will be held on: 21st September 2017.


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