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Research Economist, Growth Programme
The closing date for receipt of applications is 23 April 2018

Research Assistants, Industrial Strategy 

CEP Summer Interns
Closing date for applications is 23 April 2018

CEP Occasional Research Assistants
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Research Economist

Growth Programme

Salary from 34,736 to 42,019 pa inclusive 

This is a full time fixed term appointment for 1 year (one or two posts).

The job involves research on an EU funded project focusing on the design and impact of R&D policies.  You will have a keen interest in topics related to economics of growth and innovation. You will be working with senior members of the CEP and you will be jointly working on academic publications as well as policy reports and presentations. You should be able to demonstrate an ability to design, execution and write-up of independent research projects.  Experience of organising and supervising other project staff is desirable.

 You will have a first or upper second class undergraduate degree in Economics or other quantitative discipline and a Masters in Economics or other quantitative discipline passed at a level allowing acceptance on PhD.  A PhD in Economics or other quantitative science discipline (or being within 1 year of completing this) is desirable.

You must have advanced quantitative and analytical skills and experience in dealing with large datasets, as well as advanced experience in using common econometrics and statistics software (e.g. STATA, R, etc.). Experience in the analysis of large micro level datasets is essential. Ideally, you have already worked with patent data and/or firm level datasets.  You will also be familiar with common statistics packages, programming languages and have an ability to interpret and analyse patterns or trends in data.

The post will commence as soon as possible.

The CEP offers an outstanding environment in which to carry out research. We offer an occupational pension scheme, generous annual leave and excellent training and development opportunities. 

For further information about the post and to apply please click  here

Applications must take the form of a full Curriculum Vitae (CV) or Resume, a Covering Letter and an electronic copy of one relevant research paper.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 23 April 2018 (23.59 UK time).

Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.


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Research Assistants, Industrial Strategy 

The CEP is looking for two new research assistants to work as required over the next year, typically between 8 and 16 hours per week, as part of its work on Industrial Strategy. The first RA would need to start immediately, the second in mid-summer.

The UKs puzzlingly poor productivity performance has led to a significant new body of research, which the RA will contribute to. Projects underway at the CEP include papers studying: corporate productivity (labour and TFP); the adoption of new technology; firm dynamics (corporate demographics), labour markets and corporate pricing, international case studies; the role of skills, training and organisational practices in raising productivity. They will also contribute to the organisation of a number of roundtables and mini-conferences to be held at the CEP.

Candidates will need.

  • Familiarity with Stata, preferably the use of large data sets. Knowledge of UK data would be an advantage but not essential.

  • Excellent organisational skills, preferably with a track record of conference organisation.

  • Strong communication skills, with evidence of clear written work. An interest in UK policy would be a plus.

  • A first or upper second class undergraduate degree in Economics or other quantitative social science discipline.

  • A Masters in Economics or other quantitative social science discipline (achieved or ongoing) is an advantage but not necessary.

If you are interested please email Linda Cleavely with (1) your CV, (2) a 1 page statement of your experience, skills and availability; (3) an example of your written work:   L.F.Cleavely@lse.ac.uk

The pay will be between 16 and 18 an hour (including holiday pay)

Unfortunately we will not be able to sponsor candidates for a visa for this role so you must have eligibility to work in the UK.

CEP Summer Internship Programme

The CEP has a small number of vacancies for Summer Internships from May to October open to Economics graduates and postgraduates. This is an excellent opportunity to gain experience of research in practice and can lead on to longer Occasional Research Assistantships with the Centre.

Download further information and an application form (PDF)

The Centre for Economic Performance invites postgraduate students to apply for Occasional Research Assistantships

Occasional Research Assistants are offered facilities and full membership of the centre and an hourly rate of pay (currently around £15 to £17 an hour) to provide on average a day or more's research assistance a week. Working on centre projects usually provides students with material, data etc for their PhD and helps them define a thesis topic more quickly. In some cases we will offer places to associate scholars who will not carry out research assistance but whose own research is well advanced and can contribute to the Centre's programme of work.

For detailed information about research undertaken at the CEP please read the CEP Programme of Work 2010 - 2015 and browse our website.

If you have a keen interest in working in one of the Centres' main research areas, complete and return the ORA application form (available in Adobe PDF and Microsoft Word 2003)

Please return your completed application form to Linda Cleavely, email l.f.cleavely@lse.ac.uk, with the subject line 'ORA your surname' (e.g. ORA Smith).