Research Assistant - London School of Economics

  • United Kingdom
Start Date (Earliest):
Length of Commitment:
One year

Dr. Rocco Macchiavello, Associate Professor in the LSE Department of Management is seeking motivated, independent, and highly skilled Research Assistants to support ongoing research in development, industrial organization, international trade, applied microeconomics for one year. 

The position is ideal for people who have some prior experience as an economics research assistant. Particularly suited for those candidates that want to later pursue doctoral studies in economics or other related disciplines – past holders of the post have successfully applied to top programs in US, UK and Europe. 

The selected candidate will assist the Professor and the PI team in the following activities: 

  • Data cleaning and analysis 
  • Writing matching programs for disparate data sources 
  • Preparing publication ready research outputs using Stata and Latex 
  • Preparating presentations for seminars and public lectures 
  • Writing grant applications and grant reports 
  • Managing data collection and partnerships with stakeholders 
  • Conducting literature reviews 
  • Any other work assigned by PIs 

Desired qualifications and experience 

Knowledge and Experience 

  • A completed Master or Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in economics or other closely related discipline 
  • Prior experience as an economics Research Assistant 
  • Knowledge of RCTs 
  • Strong quantitative and data analysis skills 
  • Proficient in the use of STATA and Latex 
  • Strong organisational and planning skills, and high attention to detail 
  • Experience using R and/or Python and/or MATLAB (Desired) 
  • A long-term interest in progression to a doctoral program and conducting research in economics. 


  • Ability to communicate effectively and confidently at all levels and to different audiences, including funders and/or partner organisations 
  • Ability to convey complex technical information in a clear and accurate manner (oral and written) 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills 
  • Fluency in written and spoken English 

Planning and Organisation 

  • Ability to manage own areas of responsibility independently without constant direct supervision 
  • Ability to work under pressure and to multiple deadlines, and to prioritise time effectively 
  • A high level of initiative and self-motivation as well as a pro-active and flexible approach to work 

How to apply:

Candidates should apply using the following link -

For any queries, please email Aishwarya Rebelly ([email protected])