skip to content

Department of Land Economy

Environment, Law & Economics

Department of Land Economy \ CCHPR

The Department of Land Economy is looking to appoint one or two Research Associates or Assistants to join its team of researchers in the Cambridge Centre for Housing and Planning Research (CCHPR).

CCHPR was established in 1990 with the aim of undertaking policy-oriented research and has an international reputation as a leading academic research institution in the fields of housing and planning. We are recruiting for researchers to join our team who are working across different topics, including: 1. Housing supply and affordability, planning obligations, house building 2. Housing for an ageing population 3. Housing tenure, homelessness, and alternative housing models 4. Digital innovation and inclusion, smart cities, offsite construction

Information about our current and completed research can be found on our website. We are seeking candidates with a PhD (or close to completion) in a relevant field or with equivalent relevant experience to contribute to our programme of research looking at different aspects of housing and planning. You will work on research grant applications, desk-based reviews, data collection and analysis, writing outputs, and dissemination of research findings to different audiences, including through reports and academic publications. You will often be working on more than one research project at a time. In addition to academic research, we also undertake policy and practice focused consultancy research, and are keen to hear from applicants interested in this aspect of our work.

If you are an enthusiastic mixed methods researcher with an excellent understanding of the UK housing market and/or the UK planning system, and are keen to develop your research portfolio, we'd love to hear from you.

Start date: From January 2023

Fixed term: The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance.

Salary: The successful candidate(s) will be appointed at the start of the relevant scale, depending on experience and qualifications. The post is full-time but we welcome applications from individuals who wish to be considered for part-time working.

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

Further information about the Department of Land Economy can be found at

For further information please contact Dr Gemma Burgess, Director of CCHPR,

(Interviews may take place online)

Please quote reference JP33960 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

Further information

Apply online


Department of Land Economy, 19 Silver Street, Cambridge CB£ 9EP


£27,929-£32,348 or






1 November 2022


2 December 2022