LSEUPR Recruitment for Research Director 2022/23

The LSEUPR Research Director is responsible for pushing forward the internal research arm of the LSEUPR. By overseeing a group of 3-4 research teams, you will ensure that each team is given the support they need to write an academic paper from start to finish. You will encourage and help them to apply to conferences and submit their work to other journals. Ultimately, you will be fulfilling the part of the LSEUPR mission that aims to facilitate research by young scholars. It will be your role to provide the necessary tools for young researchers to produce high quality work.


  • Guiding and providing support to the LSEUPR Research Teams.
  • Organising the activities of the LSEUPR Research Teams.
  • Hiring the Research Teams.
  • Ensuring the Research Teams have enough faculty support.
  • Assisting the Research Teams with conference presenting opportunities.
  • Assisting in the drafting and publishing of the work of the Research Teams.
  • Promoting the undertaking of undergraduate research within the wider LSE student body.
  • Participate in LSEUPR ExCo roundtable meetings.

Essential Requirements:

  • Team management experience.
  • Previous research experience (e.g. research assistant, research intern, research leader – should be academic research).
  • Interest in and commitment to the UPR mission.
  • Ability to work flexibly within a busy team environment and willingness to support fellow members of the team.
  • Time management skills – able to delegate efficiently.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with the confidence to communicate effectively, both in writing and verbally, with fellow students and staff at all levels.

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Experience presenting at an academic conference.
  • Experience in submitting abstracts to conferences.
  • Familiarity with the submission process of academic research.

What the role will offer you:

  • Learn about the research methods available to social science researchers.
  • Improve your team management, leadership and communication skills.
  • Exposure to like minded peers and academics.
  • Play a leading role in co-ordinating and producing undergraduate research.

How to Apply:

To apply please send an email to with the subject line as “Research Director – [First Name, Last Name]” and be sure to include:

  • A copy of your CV. (2 pages max)
  • A brief cover letter explaining why you want this role, why you think you are the best candidate for it, and how many hours per week you could realistically dedicate to this role. (800 words max)

Deadline: 23:59 PM (BST) on Monday 11th April 2022

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