Research Fellow

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We are now seeking a Research Fellow in Parental Time Investments and Children Outcomes. The post-holder will join a vibrant and collegial research environment.

The objective of PARENTIME is to develop new socio-economic theories that unpack the detailed mechanisms driving the intergenerational transmission of inequality.

You will:

  • Undertake and publish high quality scholarly research that contributes to work in the ERC-funded project PARENTIME.
  • Undertake the data preparation work and analysis required for the project.
  • Enhance the profile of the Department and UCL through participation in conferences and international exchanges.

PARENTIME will take a theoretically-driven Big Data approach by linking large representative 24-hour diary Danish survey data of parents and children with very comprehensive and detailed information on child outcomes from administrative data in Denmark to:

1) go beyond the quantity of parental time to explore the inter-connections between family members and their role in the child’s acquisition of human capital (i.e. the timing and sequence, co-presence, multi-tasking, and instantaneous parental enjoyment).

2) establish long-term effects of parental time investments by looking at a comprehensive set of child human capital measures all the way into the child’s adult life.

3) arrive at a well-coordinated scientific approach, starting at the micro-sequential level of parents and children’s everyday life and building progressively to a macro understanding of the (re)production of socioeconomic inequality.

This post is available immediately and is funded until 01 May 2021 in the first instance.

PhD in Economics or a related field is essential. Candidates nearing completion will be considered. Evidence of scholarship that contributes to PARENTIME research and evidence of the potential to produce work of international standing in high quality peer-reviewed journals on the topic of parental time investment and child development is essential.

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 £30,922 - £32,607 per annum) with payment at Grade 7 being backdated to final submission of PhD thesis.

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

To apply for the vacancy click on the Apply Now button below.

If you have any queries regarding the vacancy, please contact Professor Almudena Sevilla ( a.sevilla [at] ucl[.]ac[.]uk )

We particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within UCL at this level.

We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible.

Our department is working towards an Athena SWAN award. We are committed to advancing gender equality within our department.

This appointment is subject to UCL Terms and Conditions of Service for Research and Support Staff.

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