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Research Assistant, International Trade

The Centre for Economic Performance
Research Assistant, International Trade

Salary from £28,241 to £32,689 pa inclusive

This is a full time fixed term appointment for 2 years  

The job involves providing research assistance on a project focusing on the impact of trade policy on firms and workers, using survey data and administrative data from government agencies. Knowledge of trade statistics and experience in using business surveys and labour market data would be valuable. You will also be expected to work with mapping software and potentially conduct on-site visits for data collection. Opportunities for authoring and co-authoring of papers for publication will be made available to appropriately experienced postholders.

You will have a first or upper second class undergraduate degree in Economics or other quantitative social science discipline; and a Masters in Economics or other quantitative social science discipline passed at a level allowing acceptance on PhD.

You must have advanced quantitative and analytical skills and experience in dealing with large datasets, as well as advanced experience in using STATA and other econometrics software and must demonstrate knowledge and interest in the areas of work.

The post will commence as soon as possible.

The CEP offers an outstanding environment in which to carry out research. Please visit http://cep.lse.ac.uk/ for further information about the Centre.

We offer an occupational pension scheme, generous annual leave and excellent training and development opportunities.

For further information about the post, please see the job description and the person specification.

To apply for this post, please go to www.lse.ac.uk/LSEJobs. If you have any queries about applying on the online system, or require an alternative format for the application, please e-mail:  hr.jobs@lse.ac.uk

The closing date for receipt of applications is 14 March 2017 (23.59 UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.

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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).