The National Institute of Economic and Social Research at any one time is working on a wide array of projects and we may have vacancies on a part-time temporary basis for advanced postgraduate students with good quantitative and/or qualitative skills. We are happy to receive speculative applications CVs from appropriately qualified students who are based at UK universities and live within easy commuting distance of our Westminster offices, to consider for current vacancies or to keep on file should an appropriate job emerge. In the first instance a covering letter outlining your research interests and your CV with the names of at least two referees should be sent to HR [at] niesr.ac.uk
- Senior Microeconomist (closing date Friday 20th March)
£60-75,000, plus USS pension and excellent working package
The National Institute of Economic and Social Research is Britain’s oldest, and one of its most prestigious independent research institutes. We specialise in applied social and economic research, combining high academic standards with relevance to policy making. Our reputation for quality and independence, outstanding networks and unrivalled location at the heart of Westminster makes us the ideal base to build a national profile for academic or policy research that makes real impact. Further information about our work can be found at www.niesr.ac.uk
We are seeking a Senior Microeconomist to lead a small team in generating and delivering projects in our portfolio of microeconomic research. Applications from any area of work will be considered, but we are particularly interested in candidates with strengths in the areas of productivity, trade, investment, economic measurement, regional and welfare economics education, employment and the labour market. This role is a key member of the NIESR senior management team.
The post holder will have the freedom to develop their own research vision and to develop research proposals so that funding targets are achieved for their own team and for the Institute. The successful candidate should have extensive experience in delivering research in their specialist area, the ability to form relationships with key funders and other stakeholders and represent the Institute in high profile academic circles. The full job description and person specification are attached.
Should you wish to apply for this role, please send full CV and a covering letter of no more than 1500 words setting out your suitability for and interest in this post. Your covering letter should address the essential requirements outlined in the person specification: please number each point and address these one at a time to ensure that we are able to fully consider how your experience, skills and abilities meet the needs of the post.
Applications should be sent to Fran Leadbeater via email: hr [at] niesr.ac.uk with the subject line ‘[Name] Senior Microeconomist’.
If you would like any further information about the post, please contact Jagjit Chadha: Director [at] niesr.ac.uk.
In your application, please also specify the approximate date you would be available to start work and give details of four referees. NIESR will seek references prior to interview, so should you not wish us to contact any of your referees in advance, please make this clear.
This role is a full-time position, however NIESR will also consider applications from candidates wishing to undertake a job share, a full or part-time secondment or on a part-time basis (minimum half-time) in conjunction with an academic or other research post.
Closing date for applications is Friday 20th March 2020.
Interviews will be held on Tuesday 31st March and Wednesday 1st April.
The National Institute of Economic Research is Britain’s longest established independent economic and social research institute. It specialises in high quality academic research, relevant to the economic and social forces affecting people’s lives.