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.
We recruit annually for research economists, post-doctoral fellows, graduate scholars and summer students. The closing date for applications will be towards the end of January. Interviews will be held during February and March. Successful candidates will expect to start work in the autumn. Summer studentships will be for around eight weeks over the summer. For more details of the posts, you can download our 2016-17 recruitment brochure.
Annual recruitment rounds
Each year we recruit a number of outstanding economists to join our research teams.
The IFS is looking for a graduate intern to work in our communications office on a range of projects to enhance the communication of our research. The purpose of an intern’s role is to contribute to the day-to-day activities of the communications team and to carry out discrete projects – which will be determined based on the needs of the Institute combined with the skills and interests of the intern.