Marie Curie Research Officer (Doctoral Scholarship)



Salary: £35,973 – £39,276 p.a.

Full-time for 36 months

The Personal Social Services Research Unit (PSSRU), which is part of LSE Health and Social Care, is a research unit based within the Social Policy Department at the LSE. Directed by Professor Martin Knapp, PSSRU is part of a consortium that has been awarded funding from the European Commission Marie Curie Scheme for the project MARATONE: Mental Health Training through Research Network in Europe to develop methodologies for measuring the individual and social impact of mental health disorders and provide young researchers with scientific expertise in mental health.

PSSRU is seeking to appoint an early stage, full-time Marie Curie Research Officer (Doctoral Scholarship) to undertake PhD research on the cost-effectiveness of mental health and wellbeing promotion initiatives, including those in workplace-based settings. The Marie Curie Research Officer (Doctoral Scholarship) will register for the PhD programme within the Department of Social Policy at the LSE from 1 October 2013 and complete this programme by 30 September 2016.

This post includes one or more short periods of secondment to other partner countries within the project, in particular Germany.

Candidates should:

  • have a postgraduate degree in a subject relevant to economics, psychology or in a mental health related area, where a high merit overall and a merit in the dissertation (minimum 65% in both cases) (or equivalent) has been obtained;
  • have the ability to analyse and research complex ideas, theories, and to apply appropriate methodologies;
  • have experience of conducting research, and applying economic modelling techniques in the health, mental health or social care areas;
  • have advanced English language skills (written and oral);
  • have excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • have the ability to undertake a PhD at the School from October 2013 and complete the programme by 30 September 2016.

The other criteria that will be used when shortlisting for this post can be found on the person specification which is attached to this vacancy on the LSE’s online recruitment system.

In addition to a good salary and funding of PhD studies, the benefits that come with this job include a defined benefits pension scheme, generous annual leave and excellent training and development opportunities.

To apply for this post please go to ‘www.lse.ac.uk/Jobs at LSE’ and select “Vacancies”.

Applications must be received by 11.59pm on 5 July 2013 (UK time). Regrettably, we cannot accept any applications received after this date.

Interviews will take place week beginning 22 July 2013

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