The Hellenic Bank Association Postdoctoral Fellowship in Contemporary Greek and Cypriot Studies

Job Title: The Hellenic Bank Association Postdoctoral Fellowship in Contemporary Greek and Cypriot Studies

Position Type: Fixed Term Post (12 months)

Salary Range: £35,999 to £43,360pa inclusive

Hours per Week: Full-Time

Posting Open Date: 02/04/2019

Application Deadline: 17/05/2019 (23.59 UK time)

Start Date: 16/09/2018 (or as soon as possible after this date)



Job Summary


This post is a full-time, fixed term post for twelve months and has been made possible by the generosity of the Hellenic Bank Association of Greece. The Researcher will be based in the Hellenic Observatory, which is part of the European Institute, and will be responsible to the Director of the Hellenic Observatory. This role is the equivalent of a Research Officer under LSE’s Research Career family.


Duties and Responsibilities


The Fellowship is intended to support research in an area specified by the Hellenic Observatory. For 2019-20, we seek a candidate who can undertake a coherent programme of research on Greece and/or Cyprus as indicated by the research proposal you will have submitted as part of the application process. The fellowship will develop expertise on Greece and/or Cyprus, in particular in the area of political economy. Preference may be given to those focussing on the Greek and/or Cypriot banking sectors. The research will be undertaken under the supervision of the Observatory’s staff and should demonstrate the ability to frame and research complex ideas, concepts or theories and to apply appropriate methodologies to your empirical analysis.


  • The research will be designed to lead to publication(s) of relevance to contemporary policy debates and in high quality publications in peer-reviewed outlets.
  • Conducting research projects or programmes either independently or in a team.
  • Contributing to the formulation of peer reviewed research grant proposals.
  • Demonstrating the ability to analyse and research complex ideas, concepts or theories and applying appropriate methodologies.
  • Contributing creative solutions to research challenges.
  • Design, implement and evaluate fieldwork and collate data using appropriate data analysis tools.
  • Write up research for publication including peer reviewed journals.
  • Present research papers at conferences.
  • Organise conferences, seminars and workshops.
  • Initiating and sustaining links with external bodies to foster collaboration.
  • Produce regular progress reports for the Director of the Observatory on the research and likely publications.
  • Provide a full written report to the Director before the end of the appointment that may be passed to the Advisory Board.
  • Acknowledge the support of the Observatory in all public activities and publications deriving from the appointment period.
  • Play a constructive role in the life of the Hellenic Observatory by participating in its public activities and offering appropriate support to them and initiating such activities on behalf of the Observatory.


  • PhD in the social sciences
  • Comprehensive and substantial knowledge of contemporary Greece/and Cyprus 

To apply for this post, please click here. Applications must take the form of a full Curriculum Vitae (CV) or Resume, a Covering Letter and a Research Proposal. Please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification for the role. These documents outline the main duties and responsibilities of the post along with the respective selection criteria.


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