Research and Teaching Assistant in Economics

Imperial College London

London, UK

Application Deadline
£40,694 - £43,888

Imperial College Business School is seeking applications for Research and Teaching Assistants in Economics. The post is crafted for people who are working towards an application to top PhD programmes in economics and public policy and would like some experience working in an academic research environment. The successful candidate must have completed a Masters programme before taking up the post; people whose final degree result is still pending are encouraged to apply if they expect to get a Merit (or its equivalent). You should not already have a PhD in Economics or a related area, or be studying for one.

You will work with faculty members in our Economics & Public Policy department, participating directly in ongoing research while supporting teaching across the department. A passion and commitment to research should be evident in the application, as you will interact and collaborate actively with faculty in research projects and activities. You will spend about half your time supporting research and half supporting our undergraduate and postgraduate teaching.

Situated at the heart of London, Imperial College London is a research-focused university that has been consistently ranked among the top ten universities in the world and the top five institutions in Europe in the past ten years.

This post will be based in London and work within the Economics & Public Policy Department of Imperial College Business School.

Duties and responsibilities

Your role will be varied, assisting with both research and teaching in the department:

  • Support academics within the department on their research projects.
  • Assist with developing research skills such as data analysis.
  • Maintain accurate and complete records of all findings.
  • Participate in the department’s research seminars and interact with visiting speakers.

Assisting with teaching-related activities under the supervision of, and in collaboration with, relevant members of the School will include:

  • Assessments – act as ‘Assistant Examiners’, supporting the assessment and examination of students. Assessment marking will be based on clearly published criteria.
  • Learning Support – support teaching activities as directed by a member of faculty, such as running problem classes and tutorials, and holding office hours to answer students' questions.
  • Provide feedback to students either as part of the assessment process or while giving learning support.

Essential requirements

  • MSc in a relevant subject area
  • Experience in Economics and Public Policy
  • Knowledge of basic research methods and statistical procedures
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent inter-personal skills
  • Good co-ordinating and organising skills
  • Demonstrable evidence of initiative
  • Creative approach to problem-solving

Desirable Requirement:

  • Experience of peer tutoring or other type of learning support activities.

Further information

Should you require any further details on the role please contact Richard Green Please include your CV and a supporting statement stating why you are interested in this post.

Closing Date: 3 June 2024

About Imperial College London

Imperial College London is the UK’s only university focussed entirely on science, engineering, medicine and business and we are consistently rated in the top 10 universities in the world.

You will find our main London campus in South Kensington, with our hospital campuses located nearby in West and North London. We also have Silwood Park in Berkshire and state-of-the-art facilities in development at our major new campus in White City.

We work in a multidisciplinary and diverse community for education, research, translation and commercialisation, harnessing science and innovation to tackle the big global challenges our complex world faces.

It’s our mission to achieve enduring excellence in all that we do for the benefit of society – and we are looking for the most talented people to help us get there.

Additional information

Please note that job descriptions cannot be exhaustive, and the post-holder may be required to undertake other duties, which are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities.

Imperial College is committed to equality of opportunity and to eliminating discrimination. All employees are expected to follow the Imperial Values & Behaviours framework. Our values are:

  • Respect
  • Collaboration
  • Excellence
  • Integrity
  • Innovation

In addition to the above, employees are required to observe and comply with all College policies and regulations.

We are committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment for all. We therefore encourage candidates to apply irrespective of age, disability, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion and belief, gender reassignment, sex, or sexual orientation. We are an Athena SWAN Silver Award winner, a Disability Confident Leader and a Stonewall Diversity Champion.

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