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Research Assistant

London School of Economics and Political Science - Centre For Macroeconomics

Location: London
Salary: £32,960 to £38,764
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 30th January 2024
Closes: 29th February 2024

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Salary from £32,960 to £38,764 pa inclusive with potential to progress to £40,432 pa inclusive of London allowance

This is a fixed term appointment for 12 months and is full time

The Centre For Macroeconomics (CFM) is a research centre bringing together world class experts to carry out pioneering research on the global economic crisis and help design policies to alleviate it.

This pre-doctoral fellow will be a highly-skilled and motivated individual. The job will entail close collaboration on a number of new and ongoing projects on a broad range of topics on a broad range of topics in applied macroeconomics: measurement of inflation expectations, the study of unconventional monetary policies, fiscal policy, the study of inequality within macroeconomics models, understanding the root causes of financial crises, and the impact of automation on inequality. These issues are tackled with a mix of theoretical and empirical work (using both micro and macro data).

Candidates should have:

  • By the post start date, a completed Bachelor’s (or equivalent) and/or Master’s degree in economics or other related social sciences, with substantial quantitative work
  • A strong quantitative background
  • Experience with programming languages, in particular: Matlab, Python or Julia
  • Experience with statistical software, in particular: R or Stata

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

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

Apply online via the above ‘Apply’ button. If you have any technical queries with applying on the online system, please use the “contact us” links at the bottom of the LSE Jobs page. Should you have any queries about the role, please email Coralie Simmons c.simmons1@lse.ac.uk.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 29 February 2024 (23.59 UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.

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