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Research Assistance for a Project on Technology's Impact on Workers
Closing Date: 3 November 2019


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Research Assistance for a Project on Technology’s Impact on Workers

November to December 2019

Dr. Guy Michaels would like to hire a part-time Research Assistant (RA) in economics or a related discipline to support research on technologies' effects on workers.

The RA work will involve carefully reading descriptions of many different occupations and extracting from these descriptions information about labor-replacing technologies.

Skills needed:

  • Excellent English proficiency.
  • Enthusiasm and ideally some knowledge about the topic.
  • Ability to work efficiently and accurately (previous related work experience would be an advantage).
The applicant would need to be able to start work in early November 2019 and complete the work by the end of December 2019.

Training will be provided and continued work will be subject to a short trial. After the trial the work can be done remotely from any location.

We anticipate a total of around 70-100 hours of work. The hourly rate is around £18 (including holiday pay).

Please send to g.michaels@lse.ac.uk an e-mail titled "Research Assistance for a Project on Technology's Impact on Workers", attaching
(i) a short CV in PDF format, and
(ii) a one-paragraph statement (100-200 words) of how your skills and experience would suit you for the work.
We will contact the most suitable applicant(s) to arrange an interview.

Closing Date: 3 November 2019

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

Applications for 2019 are now closed.

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 (Word Document)

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).