The International Longevity Centre – UK (ILC-UK) is an independent, research led, think-tank dedicated to addressing issues of longevity, ageing and demographic change.  Based in the heart of Westminster, much of our work is directed at the highest levels of government and the civil service, in London, local government and Brussels. Our policy and research remit is broad, and covers everything from pensions and financial planning, to health and social care, housing design, and age discrimination.

We are now looking for an Economics of Ageing Research Fellow with excellent research and writing skills and a strong passion for policy to join our busy and expanding team.  The ideal candidate should have a good understanding of the economic policy issues relevant to longevity, including pension reform, extending working lives and the funding of care.

This is a great opportunity for someone who has a genuine interest in the societal consequences of population ageing; demonstrable experience of research; an engaging writing style that can stimulate policy-makers; and an enquiring mind-set that can challenge the misconceptions around population ageing and older people.

We are looking for someone who is experienced and confident in managing their own research and policy projects, wto ork on projects simultaneously and who has experience of developing project proposals and bid writing.  An understanding of and experience of working with the financial services industry would also be an advantage, although not a necessity.

The ILC-UK envisages this post to be a full-time position but is happy to consider part-time arrangements, secondments or permanent placements. The post is initially offered on a year contract, with the strong possibility of extension and increase for the right candidate, who will then develop their own programmes of work in ageing research.

If this sounds of interest to you, then please send us a covering letter and your CV. Your covering letter should specify the name of the position you are applying for, your suitability for that role (based on the responsibilities and specifications outlined in the job description) and it should also include reference to any of your published work or documents produced.

The starting salaries will be set between £30,000 and £40,000, depending on experience.

If you have any queries about this position prior to applying, please contact David Sinclair at

The closing date for applications is 11.30am on Monday 3rd June 2013 via email to Please include in the email subject field the name of the position for which you are applying.

Interviews will be conducted on Wednesday 12th June, please ensure your availability upon application.

Please note that if you have not heard from us within 3 days of the interview date, you have been unsuccessful in your application.

We are also advertising for a Research Fellow with experience of quantitative research. For details of this role, click here.

You can find the job description and personal specifications for the Economics of Ageing Research Fellow position below:


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