Research Fellow

UCL: Institute of Education

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UCL, Gower Street, London, UK


  • Posted on: 09th Jan 2022
  • Salary: £36,770 - £44,388 per annum
  • REF: 1881618
  • Closes: 21st January 2022
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
  • Hours: Full Time

Duties and Responsibilities

The UCL Institute of Education (IOE) is a world-leading centre for research and teaching in social science and education, ranked number one for education worldwide in the 2021 QS World University Rankings for the eighth year running.

Within UCL IOE, Social Research Institute (SRI) is one of the largest centres of multi-disciplinary, social science research and teaching in London. It is home to over 80 academics based in five renowned research centres:

Social Science Research Unit (SSRU)

CLOSER The home for longitudinal research

The Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS)

Quantitative Social Science (QSS)

Thomas Coram Research Unit (TCRU)

We are seeking to appoint a Research Fellow who will be responsible for undertaking primary and secondary research to examine the influence of embedded researchers in public health decision-making settings.

The role involves contributing to all parts of an ambitious research project, with opportunities to lead some components with support. The successful candidate will contribute to the production of a systematic review of the evidence that is currently underway. You will contribute to the dissemination and analysis of a survey of research evidence use patterns and undertake primary qualitative research with practitioners. You will also be supporting the maintenance of an advisory group of experts of knowledge translation and research evidence use.

This post is funded 31 until December 2022 in the first instance.

Key Requirements

You will be educated to postgraduate degree level or recognised equivalent qualification in a subject relevant to the role in the social or health sciences. You have an experience of undertaking qualitative research using a variety of methods across all stages from conceptualisation/design to interpretation and write-up and knowledge of systematic reviews. You have the ability to use mixed methods to address complex research questions and be able to use forms of software to undertake analysis data.

Appointment at Grade 7 is dependent upon having been awarded a PhD; if this is not the case, initial appointment will be at Research Assistant Grade 6B (salary 32,217 – 33,958 per annum, inclusive of 3,461 London Allowance) with payment at Grade 7 being backdated to the date of final submission of the PhD thesis.

Further Details

A job description and person specification can be accessed at the bottom of this page.

To apply for this vacancy please click the ‘Apply Now’ button at bottom of this page.

For further information on this post, please contact Dr Dylan Kneale (e-mail:

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Closing Date

21 Jan 2022

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