Research Assistant in Development Economics, University of Oxford

  • United Kingdom
  • Master's
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Two years

The Blavatnik School of Government at the University of Oxford is seeking a Research Assistant to join the Mind and Behaviour Research Group (MBRG), part of the Centre for the Study of African Economies (CSAE). The job advert closes on Monday 26 July at midday UK time.

This position is for an ambitious, innovative early career researcher looking to gain hands-on experience in field management and data analysis in randomised field experiments. Most Research Assistants go on to doctoral work in economics in the US or UK. 

This position is fixed term for two years, based in Oxford. The anticipated start date for the successful candidate is mid-September 2021. Some field travel may be required when conditions permit.

The successful candidate will hold, or be near completion of, a Master’s degree in a relevant subject – along with excellent skills in statistics/econometrics (using Stata). They will be a committed and collaborative team-player with the ability to work constructively and effectively with research partners. High levels of accuracy and attention to detail, along with a demonstrated ability to take responsibility for delivery of research outputs, are essential

The research will be in labour and development economics and public policy, on projects run by Rob Garlick, Stefano Caria, Kate Orkin and Lukas Hensel in Ethiopia, South Africa and Kenya. 

Further details for this position, including information on how to apply, are outlined at the link.