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Post-doctoral Fellows

Annual recruitment round

Contract: two-year fixed term

The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) recruits outstanding post-doctoral economists to join our research teams.

IFS is Europe’s leading centre for microeconomic research and is an authoritative commentator on a wide range of policy issues. It is a politically independent registered charity aiming to bridge the gap between academia and the wider public.

The Research Directors of IFS are Orazio Attanasio, Richard Blundell and Rachel Griffith, and IFS has a large number of Research Fellows including James Banks, Eric French, Imran Rasul along with many others.

Post-doctoral fellows will work within a team of researchers at IFS whose direction of research fits with the researcher’s expertise and interests. This will likely include a mix of senior academics and IFS researchstaff. We will work with successful applicants to secure the best fit for their research interests and strengths and to encourage them to develop these to mutual advantage, with a particular focus on academic publication in top international journals.

IFS researchers are not only excellent economists, but are able to think creatively about economics and eventually shape their innovative ideas into research programmes. They are keen to use empirical economic analysis to inform policymaking and to pass on their enthusiasm for economics to others, both inside and outside the Institute.

We welcome applications from students expecting to complete a PhD by August 2019. Salary will vary to reflect the individual’s role and experience.

Any offer of employment is subject to the eligibility to work in the UK.

If you have any queries, please email or contact Emma Hyman at IFS on 020 7291 4800.