Research Assistant - London School of Economics, London, UK

  • United Kingdom
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Rocco Macchiavello – Professor in the LSE Department of Management – is seeking a motivated, independent, and highly skilled Research Assistant to support ongoing research in development, industrial organization, international trade, and applied microeconomics for one year. The job will include a variety of tasks, such as data analysis, writing and creating presentations, editing research papers, managing data collection, and managing relationships with stakeholders. We envision this role as a bridge for recent graduates interested in developing practical research skills. The position is ideal for people 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 successful candidate should have a completed Master's or Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in economics or other closely related discipline, strong quantitative and data analysis skills, and be able to manage their own areas of responsibility independently without constant direct supervision.

Experience in Stata and Latex is essential and experience with MATLAB and/or R and/or Python is desirable. We are looking for someone with fluency in written and spoken English, with excellent written and verbal communication skills who can communicate effectively to different audiences, conveying complex technical information in a clear and accurate manner.

This position would be suited to candidates with a long-term interest in progression to a doctoral program and conducting research in economics.


In your application, please include a short statement about your motivation and how this position fits your future career plans. Please also clearly specify the earliest available date to start in the position. Shortlisted applicants might be asked to complete a short technical and/or writing exercise and/or a job interview.


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


How to Apply

To apply for this post, please go to the posting on the LSE website here. 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 [email protected].


The closing date for receipt of applications is 5 June 2024 (23.59 UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.