18-Month Research Associate Post, ESRC Lifelong Health and Wellbeing at King's College London

18 month Research Associate Post, ESRC Lifelong Health and Wellbeing (LLHW) Research Consortium on the Impact of Extending Paid Work in Later Life on Health and Wellbeing

The Institute of Gerontology in the Department for Social Science, Health & Medicine at King's College London invites applications for an 18 month Research Associate post funded by the Cross-Research Council Lifelong Health and Wellbeing Programme (LLHW) Extending Working Lives Consortia, commencing January 2014.

Applications are invited from those with a strong quantitative background and an interest in lifecourse research. The post holder will be involved in an exciting new interdisciplinary consortium bringing together teams of researchers from the Institute of Gerontology and the Institute of Psychiatry at King's College London, University of Toronto, University College London and the Pensions Policy Institute. The collaborative project focuses on a crucial question for ageing societies: How inequalities across the life course relate to paid work in later life in the UK. The project involves a comprehensive analysis of the lifecourse determinants and consequences of undertaking paid work in later life, especially beyond state pension age (SPA), with a particular focus on the impacts on health and income, across time and cohorts using a variety of large scale national datasets.

The post holder will be based at the Department of Social Science, Health & Medicine which is home to the Institute of Gerontology at King's College London (Strand Campus). He/she will be responsible for data preparation and analysis, including that of the life histories in the Understanding Society, English Longitudinal Study of Ageing and the Retirement Surveys. The successful candidate will have research experience in this area, and in particular, a proven ability to carry out statistical analysis of complex survey data. Experience of longitudinal analysis is highly desirable.

The appointment will be made, dependent on relevant qualifications and experience, within the Grade 6 scale, currently £31,331 to £37,382, per annum, plus £2,323 London Allowance per annum.
The Institute of Gerontology, Department of Social Science, Health & Medicine, King's College London, is a leading multi-disciplinary Institute for research and teaching in the study of ageing. More information about the Institute of Gerontology and its strands of research can be found here: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/sspp/departments/sshm/geront/index.aspx.

All applicants for the post must complete the following forms by the deadline of 17:00 (GMT) on Monday 21 October 2013. For an informal discussion of the post please contact Dr. Karen Glaser on 0207 848 2554 or Dr. Laurie Corna on 0207 848 7115, or via email at karen.glaser@kcl.ac.uk or laurie.corna@kcl.ac.uk. For more details and an application form please see http://www.kcl.ac.uk/depsta/pertra/vacancy/external/pers_detail.php?jobindex=13800.

Interviews will be held on 29 October 2013.
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