Research Economist, Growth Programme
CEP Summer Interns
CEP Occasional Research Assistants
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 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.
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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 UK’s 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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, with the subject line 'ORA your surname' (e.g. ORA Smith).
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