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Statistical Research Director

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

Salary: £40,000 – £54,600 (depending on experience)

Department: Research

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 

As a Research Director, you will provide statistical input on quantitative research projects, and direct methods research projects. You will support the Research Departments in the tendering process for research projects – both contributing to Research Proposals and being a member of the team for tendering interviews. You will also take the lead on bids for methodological work, including grant applications.

The Statistical Research Director will manage research teams on methods projects and have the responsibility of supervising the work of statisticians, contribute to their development and mentoring.

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, other public/voluntary sector, or academia.
  • Knowledge of survey statistics, ideally including some practical experience of survey sampling and weighting.
  • Familiarity with SPSS, R, Stata or a similar statistical package (with experience of scripting/coding using the relevant command language).

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

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 andcommitted to equality of opportunity. We particularly encourage applications from underrepresented and marginalised groups.

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

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