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Research Assistant, CEP

Research Assistant for a study on the consequences of growing up in a slum in Victorian Britain.

Salary from £33,558 to £38,541 pa with potential to progress to £41,404 pa inclusive of London allowance.

Fixed-term appointment for 1 year (with an option to renew for 1 additional year).

You will be required to work on projects in the Centre for Economic Performance (CEP) at the London School of Economics (LSE), funded by the Leverhulme Trust. The research will focus on the consequences of growing up in a slum in Victorian Britain.

An undergraduate degree in Economics or a closely related quantitative discipline to be completed by the post start date is essential.

You must be able to work independently, without close supervision; have strong coding skills (e.g., in languages such as Stata, Python, or R) and the ability to acquire new ones; and be able to perform data work requiring great accuracy and attention to detail.

It is also essential that you are able to perform literature reviews and search for data sources; interpret and analyse patterns or trends in data; and think through economic problems analytically and identify appropriate methods of economic investigation.

The post will ideally commence in September 2024. You should apply with:

  1. Your CV
  2. PDF copies of official transcripts
  3. A short statement (no more than a one-sided page) detailing your interest in and suitability for the position.
  4. The contact e-mail of one referee.

The CEP offers an outstanding environment in which to carry out research.

For further information about the post, please see the how to apply document, job description and the person specification.

Applications must take the form of a full Curriculum Vitae (CV) or Resume, and a Covering Letter.

To apply for this post, please go to you have any technical queries with applying on the online system, please use the "contact us" links at the bottom of the LSE Jobs page. Should you have any queries about the role, please email

The closing date for receipt of applications is 24 July 2024 (23.59 UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.

CEP Summer Internship Programme

Applications for 2024 are now closed.