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Senior Statistician

Location: London or Edinburgh with office-based and flexible working options available including working from home during the pandemic

Salary: £30,000 – £43,000 (depending on experience)

Department: Statistics

Contract: Permanent

Application deadline: 3 January 2022

We have a range of positions available, including an exciting opportunity for someone to lead and manage the team of statisticians based in our London and Edinburgh offices.

We would like to hear from candidates with experience in social or market research, government, public/voluntary sector, or academia. 

The role 

The Senior Statistician will provide statistical support on quantitative research projects, design sampling strategies and undertake complex data analysis using techniques such as logistic regression and Latent Class Analysis (LCA).

As a Senior Statistician, you will review, develop and implement new methodology related to survey design and analysis and advise researchers and customers on statistical and methodological issues.

You will be part of the tendering process for research projects and contribute to research and technical reports.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Either a degree in Statistics, Data Science, Mathematics, Survey Methodology, or a quantitative social science background or other discipline with substantial statistical content.
  • Relevant experience of working in applied social research; for example, in market research, government, public/voluntary sector, or academia. This can include work towards successful completion of a post graduate qualification with a strong research or research methods component.
  • Knowledge of survey statistics, ideally some practical experience of survey sampling and weighting.
  • Familiarity with SPSS, Stata, R or a similar statistical package (preferably with experience of scripting/coding using the relevant command language).

For further details and information about the role please download the job description (.docx).

About the National Centre for Social Research

At the National Centre for Social Research, we're driven by the belief that social research has the power to make life better. Our research influences policy makers, practitioners, academics and the media, shaping our understanding of the world we live in and how it is changing.

We offer a friendly, flexible, supportive and stimulating working  environment, with a range of benefits, including a generous defined contribution pension scheme with life assurance, learning and development opportunities, season ticket loans, cycle to work scheme, a comprehensive Employee Assistance Programme and an extensive employee benefit/discount voucher scheme.

The application process

The National Centre for Social Research is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive environment and committed to equality of opportunity. We particularly encourage applications from underrepresented and marginalised groups.

We therefore ask that you follow the recruitment application process below:


  • Send your CV and personal statement (without any identifiable personal data).

Please submit your completed application for employment form, CV and personal statement outlining your skills, experience and why you would make a great addition to the team by email to

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