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Research Assistant (Government Outcomes Lab)

University of Oxford - Blavatnik School of Government

Location: Oxford
Salary: £32,332 to £38,205 per annum, dependent on experience
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 29th February 2024
Closes: 11th March 2024
Job Ref: 171285

About the Blavatnik School of Government

Our vision is of a world better led, a world better served and a world better governed. We are a global school committed to improving the quality of government and public policymaking worldwide, through three routes: teaching current and future leadersgenerating research with impact; and engaging with governments and practitioners.

What we offer

The School is a collaborative, friendly, and dynamic department based in an award-winning building in Oxford. We host regular events and talks with well-known guest speakers – all of which are open to staff. On the social side, we have regular coffee/cake mornings for staff, a family-friendly Halloween event, and Christmas and summer parties.

As an employer, we genuinely care about our employees’ wellbeing and this is reflected in the range of benefits that we offer including

  • An excellent contributory pension scheme
  • 38 days’ annual leave
  • Family leave schemes and a comprehensive range of childcare services
  • Cycle loan scheme and discounted bus travel and Season Ticket travel loans
  • Membership to a variety of social and sports clubs
  • Opportunities for remote working

About the Role

We are seeking to appoint a Research Assistant to support the Government Outcomes Lab’s exciting new research project, focused on the impact of different commissioning models on social outcomes.

You will provide a key contribution to this work by undertaking an impact evaluation and economic evaluation / value for money analysis of a homelessness prevention and employment support intervention in a local authority in England. With direction from the Postdoctoral Research Associate, the role will involve working closely with stakeholders from the UK Government, local authorities and delivery partners.

You will be actively working at the interface between research and policy design and implementation. As such, you will have the opportunity to make a significant contribution to government decision-making.

About You

Together with a relevant first degree, you will possess sound knowledge of econometric research methods (including methodologies for causal inference) and excellent statistical programming skills.

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to work closely with key stakeholders and translate complex analytical concepts to a non-technical audience, are also essential for the position.

Application Process

You will be required to upload a covering letter/supporting statement, CV and the details of two referees as part of your online application.

The closing date for applications is 12 noon (UK time) on Monday 11 March 2024. Interviews will take place during week commencing 18 March 2024 and will be held virtually.

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