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Research Assistant, International Trade

London School of Economics
Contract Type
Fixed Term
£28,721 to £33,244 pa inclusive of London allowance
Expiry Date
The job involves providing research assistance on a project focusing on the impact of trade policy on firms and individuals, using survey data and administrative data from government agencies.

Job Description

Knowledge of trade statistics and experience in using business surveys or labour or firm data would be essential. You will also be expected to work with mapping software and potentially conduct on-site visits for data collection. Opportunities for authoring and co-authoring of papers for publication will be made available to appropriately experienced postholders.


You will have a first or upper second class undergraduate degree in Economics or other quantitative social science discipline; and a Masters in Economics or other quantitative social science discipline passed at a level allowing acceptance on PhD.


You must have advanced quantitative and analytical skills in dealing with large datasets. You must have advanced experience in using STATA and other econometrics software and must demonstrate knowledge and interest in labour economics and/or international economics.


The post will commence as soon as possible. A part time position is negotiable.


The CEP offers an outstanding environment in which to carry out research. Please visit for further information about the Centre.


In addition to a good salary the benefits that come with this job include a defined benefits pension scheme, generous annual leave 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.


Applications must take the form of a full Curriculum Vitae (CV) or Resume, a Covering Letter and an electronic copy of one relevant or sample research paper.


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The closing date for receipt of applications is 3 July 2018. Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.