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Research Assistant, Economics of Education and Skills
Closing date - 11th November 2018


CEP Summer Interns
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Research Assistant, Economics of Education and Skills

The Centre for Economic Performance and Centre for Vocational Education Research, LSE

Salary from 29,296 to 34,917 pa inclusive

This is a full time fixed term appointment for 2 years 

You will assist senior staff by preparing, matching and carrying out initial analysis of data on specific research questions, preparing draft reports, summaries of findings and literature surveys. Opportunity will be provided for co-authorship of scientific papers.

Candidates should have a first or upper second class (or international equivalent) undergraduate degree in Economics or other quantitative discipline; and a Masters in Economics or other quantitative social science discipline (but must have very good knowledge of economics). Standard of Masters should qualify entry to PhD programme.

Candidates should also have advanced experience of using Stata for analysing large scale micro data; a demonstrated knowledge of and interest in economics of education and skills and current policy issues; excellent written and verbal communication skills and ability to convey technical material in non-technical terms for policy and other non- academic stakeholders; and experience of large scale data driven projects.  It is desirable you have an interest and knowledge of policy evaluation

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 and http://cver.lse.ac.uk about the Centre for Vocational Education Research.

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

You should apply with a CV, cover letter as well as one of your research papers or a piece of original writing that is relevant to this post.

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

The closing date for receipt of applications is 11th November 2018 (23.59 UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.

LSE is committed to building a diverse, equitable and truly inclusive university

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).