Research Fellow in Social Care Economics

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London School of Economics and Political Science

London, United Kingdom

Application Deadline
£46,792 to £54,094

Care Policy and Evaluation Centre (CPEC)

Research Fellow in Social Care Economics

Salary from £46,792 to £54,094pa inclusive with potential to progress to £60,244pa inclusive of London allowance

This is a fixed term appointment until December 2023

The Care Policy and Evaluation Centre is a research centre at the LSE. Directed by Dr Jose-Luis Fernandez, CPEC undertakes research particularly in the areas of long-term care and mental health economics and policy. CPEC leads the NIHR Policy Research Unit in Adult Social Care (ASCRU) and is a key partner of the NIHR Policy Research Unit in the Economics of Health Systems and Interface with Social Care (ESHCRU). Across both units, CPEC researchers are examining key aspects of the systems, resources, costs and outcomes of social care on the overall English care system. Both units have a strong influence of economics in their analytical approach.

CPEC is seeking to appoint a Research Fellow, for a fixed period until December 2023 in the first instance, to start in as soon as possible to support research studies within ASCRU/ESHCRU. The Research Fellow will focus on the application of micro-econometric methods for evaluating social care and health care policies in England. They will be expected to take a day-to-day lead role in the delivery and organisation of research projects, supported by senior colleagues, as well as to contribute significantly to their design.

The role will involve extracting, manipulating and analysing quantitative data using different statistical and econometric modelling methods, contributing to the drafting of project reports and papers and to the dissemination of findings to a range of stakeholders, including funders, policy analysts and other academics. The Research Fellow will also undertake a range of desk and field-based activities, including carrying out evidence reviews and other background research activities.

Candidates should have:

  • A Postgraduate degree in a relevant discipline, such as health services research, health policy or social policy, with quantitative methods training
  • A PhD or have other research experience that demonstrates the capacity to produce independent original research
  • Advanced quantitative research skills (e.g. econometric modelling, advanced data science skills)
  • Experience of applying economic analysis to quantitative policy evaluation
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and ability to communicate research findings effectively.

The role offers hybrid working arrangements, subject to the needs of specific individual research projects.

We offer an occupational pension scheme, generous annual leave and excellent training and development opportunities.

For further information about the post, please see the how to apply document, job description and the person specification.

To apply for this post, please go to If you have any technical queries with applying on the online system, please use the “contact us” links at the bottom of the LSE Jobs page. Should you have any queries about the role, please email Dr Jose-Luis Fernandez at

The closing date for receipt of applications is Wednesday 22 June 2022 (23.59 UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.


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