Research Assistant

Queen's University Belfast - Queen's Management School

Founded in 1845 as Queen's College Belfast, we became an independent university in 1908. Today, we are a member of the Russell Group, combining excellence in research and education with a student-centred ethos.

The successful candidate will work on an ESRC-funded project (Title: 'The Sterling Area Revisited: The Political Economy of International Economic Disintegration' ES/R005435/1), that plans publications in top international journals. The post is available from 1 October 2018 (or as soon as possible thereafter) until 30 June 2019, there is potential to transition onto a fully-funded 3-year PhD studentship. The post includes a generous budget for training and conference travel.

Further information about the project can be found at

Our five core values (Respect, Integrity, Excellence, Ambition, Connected) have been developed by staff and students. They express our shared understanding of what we believe, how we aim to behave and what we aspire to be as an international organisation.

The successful candidate must have:

  • Degree or equivalent in subject relevant to research activity.
  • A Master's Degree (or be about to obtain) in Economics or cognate discipline with a demonstrated interest in Econometric Methods.
  • Some practical experience of applying specialist skills and techniques required for the role.
  • Sufficient breadth or depth of specialist knowledge in the discipline and of research methods and techniques to work within own area.
  • Experience of data management and econometric analysis.

Further information about the School can be found at

Informal enquires may be directed to Dr Jack Seddon (email:, Dr Alan De Bromhead (email:, or Dr Martina Bozzola (email:

Anticipated interview date: Friday 25 May 2018.

Starting salary: £27,285.

Closing date: Wednesday 9 May 2018.

For full criteria and to apply online, visit For further information or assistance contact Human Resources, Queen's University Belfast, BT7 1NN; telephone (028) 9097 3044 or email on

The University is committed to equality of opportunity and to selection on merit. It therefore welcomes applications from all sections of society and particularly welcomes applications from people with a disability.

Fixed-term contract posts are available for the stated period in the first instance but in particular circumstances may be renewed or made permanent subject to availability of funding.

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