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Application deadline:
18 January 2013
Interview dates:
w/c 21 January 2013
£22,750 - £25,000

A short-term Research Assistant is required to work with the EDePo research team (Evaluation of Development Policy).

From time to time the Institute needs to recruit staff to carry out short-term assignments. To make a contribution to the work of IFS we would expect to recruit self motivated and effective individuals with a record of exceptional success in their academic study or professional experience of economics. For most roles comfort with data analysis, quantitative methods and an ability to write clearly will be necessary.

Anyone eligible to work in the UK may express an interest in these opportunities by sending a CV and covering letter explaining why they would be suitable for the position and including the names of two academic referees who could be approached.

Research Assistant (Ref: RA2013/1)

A Research Assistant (either part-time or full-time) is required by the Institute to work with the EDePo research team Evaluation of Development Policy– for more details of the work of this team see EDePo’s website .

The work will include organising and analysing data collected as part of a Colombian Early Childhood Development programme that was implemented by EDePo researchers in 2010-2011. Data include micro-level surveys and implementation process data.

The RA will also be expected to:

  • organise the data to make it easily accessible;
  • analyse the data using basic econometric tools;
  • produce tables of results;
  • help write up research findings.

The successful candidate will have a good relevant degree with an excellent knowledge of Stata and a very good knowledge of applied econometrics. Proficiency in Spanish would be an advantage.

It is hoped that the successful candidate will be able to start as soon as possible and the work is expected to last for 2 to 3 months based at the IFS’s offices in Central London.

The successful candidate will be paid on the IFS Visiting Scholar scale at a salary between £22,750 and £25,000 (pro-rata).

The closing date for the receipt of CVs and a covering letter, including the names of two academic referees, is Friday 18 January 2013. Please email jobs@ifs.org.uk quoting the reference RA2013/1 in the subject line.

Interviews will be held in London hopefully towards the end of the week after the closing date.