Research Officer

6 months ago


London, Sao Paulo
English, Portuguese

About Us

The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) is one of the foremost social science universities in the world. Its research and teaching span the full breadth of the social sciences, from economics, politics and law to sociology, anthropology, accounting and finance. Founded in 1895 by Beatrice and Sidney Webb, the School has an outstanding reputation for academic excellence. 16 Nobel prize winners have been LSE staff or alumni.

About the Role

Applications are invited for the position of Research Officer (British Academy Urban Infrastructures of Well-Being), to assist Professor Gareth Jones and Dr Mara Nogueira, at the Latin America and Caribbean Centre, with The British Academy-funded project, ‘Engineering food: infrastructure exclusion and ‘last mile’ delivery in Brazilian favelas’. The project is a collaboration with Insper in São Paulo and forms part of The British Academy Urban Infrastructures of Well-Being programme. The post-holder will develop the qualitative research in São Paulo and Belo Horizonte, including interviews and participant observation with favela residents, interviews with policy-makers, private companies and think-tanks, and undertake knowledge exchange through peer review papers, workshop and conference presentations, blogs and social media. The Research Officer is expected to have completed a PhD in Anthropology, Sociology or Geography, or another related social science, proven methodological skills (qualitative) which demonstrate the capacity to conduct original and rigorous research and familiarity with research about urban issues in Brazil Fluency in Brazilian Portuguese is essential.

International Candidates

This job is available for international candidates.