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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. We also consider applications for senior economists on an ongoing basis.

For more information about working at the IFS, you can download our 2018-19 recruitment brochure.

Current job vacancies
Salary From £54K
Apply from 3 January 2019
Closing date 1 February 2019
The senior economist will work in the Tax sector. We are looking for somebody who will be a key member of teams working on projects and who can, or will soon be able to, lead projects in their own right. A central role for economists at this level is to undertake high quality and rigorous research and policy analysis in a timely and efficient manner.
Current job vacancies
Salary TBC (Contract)
Apply from 23 January
Closing date Monday18 February
The IFS is seeking applications for a Country Adviser role for our Ethiopia country programme. This role will be based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and is expected to start in March or April 2019.
Current job vacancies
Salary £70,000 to £85,000
Closing date 15 February
The IFS is recruiting a Research Director for the Centre for Tax Analysis in Developing Countries (TAXDEV). This role provides an outstanding opportunity to lead the development of IFS’ research agenda on tax, social protection and development, working closely with colleagues and a network of academics and policymakers.
Annual recruitment round
Salary Fees etc in line with ESRC rates
Apply from Not currently recruiting
Closing date N/A
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.
Annual recruitment round
Salary Between £54K and £68K
Apply from Ongoing
Closing date Ongoing
We are currently interested in applications from experienced economists with expertise in one or more of these areas: labour economics, welfare, pensions, taxation, public finances, and economics of education.
Current job vacancies
Salary £25,000 to £27,000
Apply from 21 January 2019
Closing date 11 February 2019
The IFS is looking for a Support and System Administrator, with at least two years’ experience, to provide support in our busy London office. The IFS carries out research into economic policy, making much use of datasets and computer modelling, which means that excellent IT infrastructure and efficient support and maintenance are key to our success.