The National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR) is Britain’s longest established independent research institute, and one of the most prestigious. We specialise in high quality academic research, relevant to the economic and social forces affecting people’s lives, with funding from the ESRC, major foundations, and a wide range of public and corporate bodies. Based in the heart of Westminster, our exceptional user networks make NIESR an ideal location to develop research, disseminate it and influence policy. From 2019, this area of our work is underpinned by the award of an ESRC Impact Acceleration Account; we are one of only two non-universities to achieve this status. Further information on our work is available at www.niesr.ac.uk
Reflecting the policy-focussed nature of our work, we are seeking to appoint to a new post, that of Director of Microeconomics and Social Research (DMSR), to lead our work across three current areas – Trade, Productivity and Investment, Employment and Labour markets and Education and Social Policy. The teams currently comprise 12-15 researchers working on frontier projects that attracted significant external funding in the last financial year. The research staff are talented, ambitious and have significant potential to expand their work areas. The teams comprise both economists and staff from other social science disciplines.
This new position will be expected to lead the Institute’s research in applied microeconometric and social research into a research centre with significant and long-term funding. The DMSR will develop, design and lead on a number of concurrent research projects within areas of expertise and manage projects. We would expect the incoming DMSR to have a significant national and international presence, and develop this further through NIESR’s extensive networks. The appointee will actively draw on their external networks to develop research proposals of national and international significance so that funding targets are achieved for own role, other team members and for the Institute, combining policy significance with output in highly-regarded journals.
KEY TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Location: Central London - NIESR offices at 2 Dean Trench Street, Westminster.
Contractual provision: Full-time or Substantial Part-Time (possibly on secondment from a University Post).
Proposed salary range: Professorial Scale
Other: USS membership is available, 30 days annual leave, some flexibility in working hours, potential to work from home one day per week by agreement
POSITION IN THE ORGANISATION:
Reports to: Director
Responsible for: 12-15 staff comprising staff on Principal, Senior and Economist / Research Grades, based in a number of groups or clusters.
Key relationships (internal and external): NIESR staff and Trustees, external funders/audiences to develop contacts/potential sources of funding, initiate proposals, publicise research and represent NIESR.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: (SUBJECT TO REVISION)
Staff management and development
Please contact the Director, Professor Jagjit S. Chadha, firstname.lastname@example.org, or on 020 7654 1914, for an informal discussion or further information.
Please apply to Ruth Hallesy at HR@niesr.ac.uk by close of business on 9th September 2019 with a covering letter, CV and the names of four referees. Emailed applications should include the subject line ‘YOUR NAME - Director – Microeconomics and Social Research’.
Due to the large number of applications we usually receive, we regret that it may only be possible to contact shortlisted applicants.
|Placed On:||25th June 2019|
|Closes:||25th August 2019|
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