JOBS@ECPR-METHODS: 2 Fully-funded PhD studentships in Survey Research Methodology, City London

2 Fully-funded PhD studentships in Survey Research Methodology

Centre for Comparative Social Surveys, City University London

Qualification: PhD
Funding for: UK Students, EU Students, and International Students

Funding amount: £16,057 per annum for full-time study over 3 years (+ fee waiver)

The Centre for Comparative Social Surveys (CCSS), City University London, invites two outstanding and self-motivated students to undertake research and development on survey research methodology, starting in September 2016. Full scholarships, including a fee waiver, will be offered to the successful candidates.

The CCSS specialises in the design, implementation, and analysis of comparative social surveys. It hosts the European Social Survey (ESS), a multi-national survey project designed to monitor and explain social attitudes, beliefs, and values across Europe. The ESS has been established as a European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ERIC) in 2013.

Applications are sought from graduates with a keen interest in survey research methodology and a strong background in quantitative social science research methods. The PhD projects will investigate methodological issues related to survey research and rely on the ESS data for the empirical investigation.

We select students with an excellent track record of academic achievements and a demonstrated research potential in the following subject areas:

. Survey Research Methods
. Statistics
. Quantitative Sociology
. Psychology
. Economics
. Computer Sciences

Full applications including (1) a covering letter outlining your qualifications and suitability for the advertised position, (2) a CV, and (3) two academic references should be submitted by Friday, 8 July 2016. Please email your documents directly to Prof. Dr. Rainer Schnell Interviews will be held in August 2016.

For further details of and discussions about the potential research projects please contact Prof. Dr. Rainer Schnell on +44 (0)20 7040 3397 or email

The City University London is committed to an inclusive culture and respecting diversity. It welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

City University of London

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