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Research Assistant, CEP

Guy Michaels (London School of Economics) and Stephan Maurer (University of Edinburgh) are looking for a research assistant for a new study on the consequences of growing up in a slum in Victorian Britain.

We are looking for a graduate student based in London with an interest in the subject, attention to detail, and a strong capacity for independent supervised work. Specific position requirements are listed below. The work involves cleaning and analysing data on site at the CEP (LSE), so cannot be done remotely. This is an exciting opportunity to get hands-on experience with applied research.

Essential requirements:

  • Studying towards a graduate degree in economics or a closely related discipline
  • Experience with analysing data in Stata
  • Strong coding skills (Experience with Python and R is desirable)
  • Fluency in English

The post will commence in early 2024 and will last for six months with the possibility of extension. The total workload will be seven hours per week with some flexibility depending on the stage of the project. The pay will be between £21 and £23 per hour (including holiday pay).

If you are interested in being considered for an interview, could you please email ( and with the following:

  • a short CV
  • official transcript(s)
  • three-four sentences expressing your interest and suitability for the position, and
  • the name of one (or two) reference(s) that we could contact.

The closing date for receipt of applications is midday, Monday 4 December 2023 (12:00 UK time). We are unable to accept any late applications.

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 2023 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.