Research Officer

The LSE Middle East Centre promotes interdisciplinary research on the societies, economies, polities and international relations of the Middle East and North Africa.

The Centre seeks a Research Officer to produce independent research on one or more of the Kuwait Programme’s themes.

Candidates should have a PhD (or proof of submission date) on a topic directly related to one of the programme’s ten research themes, or equivalent experience of research on a theme (please see ‘how to apply’ document for the themes); a proven record of delivering high quality published research, or clear demonstration of potential to do so; knowledge of and connections to the international research community working on the subject; and knowledge of and connections to actors in the region. Knowledge of Arabic would be desirable.

Candidates will also need to have excellent written and verbal communication skills and command of English; the ability to communicate research findings to diverse audiences through varied formats; experience of conducting successful fieldwork in the GCC region; and experience of effective networking within the academic, policy, media, business and third sectors.

For further details on the Kuwait Programme, please see:

Hours: Full-time, fixed term for 12 months.
Salary: £34,736 pa inclusive of London allowance.
Starting date: May/June 2018.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 23 April 2018 (23.59 UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.

Only applications submitted through the LSE Jobs website can be accepted. To apply, please see:


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