Research Economist

The London School of Economics & Political Science

London, UK

35,999 - £43,360

Centre for Economic Performance

Research Economist, Labour Policies for Inclusive Growth

Salary From £35,999 to £43,360 per annum inclusive with potential to progress to £46,617 pa inclusive of London allowance

This is a fixed term appointment for 24 months

The Centre for Economic Performance (CEP) is seeking to appoint a full time Research Economist. The CEP offers an outstandingly dynamic research and training environment with researchers who lead the field.

You will be an economist or quantitative social scientist, who will assist Professor Alan Manning with work on an ERC grant on Labour Policies for Inclusive Growth. The topics of research will be the impact of technology, immigration and imperfect competition on the labour market.

The postholder will be expected to co-author papers and to help lead the research, and to supervise more junior researchers on the project. You must have a first class or upper second undergraduate degree in Economics or other quantitative science discipline and a Masters in Economics or other quantitative science discipline.

A PhD (or be within one year of completion) in Economics or other quantitative social science or have evidence of original research work through independently written scientific papersapproaching refereed journal quality. In addition, you must have advanced quantitative and analytical skills and experience in dealing with large datasets, as well as experience in using STATA or other econometrics/statistical software

You must also have experience of the execution, design and write up of independent research projects; as well as an understanding of labour market economics and scientific literature; and must demonstrate potential or existing personal research agenda and commitment to development of research projects within the overall objectives of the project and the wider CEP.

Visit cep.lse.ac.uk for further information about the Centre. The post will commence as soon as possible.

We offer an occupational pension scheme, generous annual leave and excellent training and development opportunities.

You should apply with a CV, cover letter as well as one of your research papers that is relevant to this post.

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

The closing date for receipt of applications is 13th May 2019 (23.59 UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.


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