Jobs

At IFS, we recruit top-quality economists. We specialise in the economic analysis of public policy, bridging the gap between purely academic research and issues of practical policy design or evaluation. You will carry out in-depth economic research and communicate your findings to politicians, journalists, academics and others such as campaigning groups and professional organisations.

You will work closely with colleagues in a small team as well as with other teams across the Institute; your colleagues will include policy experts and leading academics from the UK and overseas. We will support you in developing your skills, through further study, ad hoc training and by giving you opportunities to get involved with all aspects of research and communication right from the start.

Current job vacancies

Research Assistant: infant feeding intervention

Salary: IFS Visiting Scholar scale at a salary between £22,876 and £27,508
Closing date:

EDePo is now seeking to recruit a Research Assistant to support a research project on an infant feeding intervention in rural Kenya. The intervention trains a peer counsellor, who then provides mothers and fathers with information on how best to feed infants aged 6-24 months. The objective is to study the role of intra-household dynamics as well as of the salience of information in influencing child nutrition decisions, and subsequently child health in low-income settings.

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Current job vacancies

Associate Director: Research in education and skills

Salary: competitive from £67k
Closing date:

The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) is looking to recruit an outstanding and experienced researcher to direct and manage our team working on the economics of education and skills. The successful applicant will provide intellectual leadership and manage a team of excellent economists conducting first class research in the economics of education.

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Current job vacancies

Graduate Scholarships

Salary: Fees etc in line with ESRC rates
Closing date:

The IFS runs an annual Graduate Scholarship Programme, whereby students studying for a PhD on an accredited pathway at an ESRC doctoral training centre are affiliated with the IFS.

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Current job vacancies

Summer Students

Salary: £370 per week
Closing date:

IFS offers several placements each summer to economics students who are interested in how microeconomics can be applied to public policy issues and who are considering a career in economic research.

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Current job vacancies

Post-doctoral Fellowship

Salary: £32,779–£48,046
Closing date:

The IFS is looking to recruit a number of outstanding post-doctoral economists to join our research teams.

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Current job vacancies

Research Economists

Salary: £32,779-£48,046 per annum
Closing date:

IFS is looking to recruit a number of outstanding economists to join our research teams.

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