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Simetrica
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Company: Simetrica (www.simetrica.co.uk)

Location: London, United Kingdom

Hours: Full time or part time (minimum 80% FTE)

Salary: £32,000-£38,000 pa plus employee benefits depending on qualifications and previous experience

Visa status: Applicants will need to have the legal right to work in the UK for the duration of their employment.

Closing date for applications: 5pm on Friday 27th March 2020. We have a number of positions available and interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis. The positions are available immediately but we will also consider preferences for later starting dates.

How to apply: Please submit your CV together with a cover letter to jobs@simetrica.co.uk

About Simetrica

Simetrica is an innovative and expanding research consultancy with renowned expertise in policy evaluation and social impact measurement. We are a firm of expert economists, statisticians, and social scientists dedicated to applying analytical and quantitative methods to complex social and economic issues. We work in a wide range of areas, including econometrics, applied and behavioural economics, statistics, and normative ethics. Operating at the very forefront of applied economics, including wellbeing economics, we have become the leading research consultancy on evaluation and cost-benefit analysis.

In 2019 Simetrica was acquired by Jacobs, one of the largest engineering and professional services companies in the world, which has allowed us to expand our operations globally, providing opportunities for growth and delivering social impact for a much wider range of clients. These include international organisations, national governments, multi-national companies, charities, and professional sports clubs, and our work stretches across sectors as diverse as health, construction and infrastructure, education, culture, telecoms, elite sports, transport, housing, corporate social responsibility, and the regulated utilities.

About the roles

These exciting roles will suit individuals who enjoy conducting and organising quantitative analysis and report writing and wish to contribute to an enthusiastic and dedicated team of economists, statisticians and social scientists. The work requires a strong understanding of statistical techniques, applied economics and social science, including cost-benefit analysis, and offers the opportunity to contribute to important policy and social analysis. The post holder will receive training, significant on-the-job learning and development, presentations from expert members of the team, and the opportunity to attend conferences and work with leading clients and universities to produce innovative and influential research.

Responsibilities will depend on your prior experience and the position deemed suitable for you within the firm but are likely to include conducting or managing economic analysis including cost-benefit analysis; econometric/statistical analysis; survey design; report and bid writing and presentations; and working with clients. Some domestic and international travel may be involved.

Requirements for the positions

Essential:

  • Undergraduate degree in economics (or related quantitative discipline with material element in microeconomics or econometrics) at 2:1 or higher.
  • Strong understanding of econometric/statistical methods and microeconomic theory and their application to social and policy issues.
  • Highly numerate and with a high level of competence in statistical programming (preferably in Stata) and in Excel.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and ability to work with others.
  • Ability to plan and manage your work so as to deliver efficiently, on time, and to the client’s or user’s requirements.

Desirable:

  • Postgraduate degree in economics (or related quantitative discipline).
  • Previous work experience in a relevant field such as research, policy or consulting.
  • Knowledge of cost-benefit analysis techniques (e.g. as set out in the HM Treasury Green Book).

Simetrica is an equal opportunities employer.


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