The National Institute of Economic and Social Research at any one time is working on a wide array of projects and we may have vacancies on a part-time temporary basis for advanced postgraduate students with good quantitative and/or qualitative skills.
We are happy to receive speculative applications CVs from appropriately qualified students who are based at UK universities and live within easy commuting distance of our Westminster offices, to consider for current vacancies or to keep on file should an appropriate job emerge. In the first instance a covering letter outlining your research interests and your CV with the names of at least two referees should be sent to HR [at] niesr.ac.uk
CONTRACT: 6-month fixed term contract, immediate start
WORKING HOURS: 35 hours per week, open to flexible working.
LOCATION: Currently remote working with some ad-hoc attendance required at the office, but we plan to return to office from February 1st 2022. Staff will have the option of working from home a couple of days a week.
SALARY: £20,111 per annum
The National Institute of Economic and Social Research is Britain’s oldest, and one of its most prestigious, independent research institutes. We specialise in applied social and economic research, combining high academic standards with relevance to policy making. Our reputation for quality and independence, outstanding networks and unrivalled location at the heart of Westminster makes us the ideal base to build a national profile for academic or policy research that makes real impact.
We are seeking a Research Intern to join the Public Policy team, ideally from early January. The purpose of the role is to support our research teams to design and deliver high quality qualitative and survey research, including by helping with data collection, analysis and reporting.
The essential requirements we are looking for in the successful candidate are:
- Undergraduate or postgraduate degree in social sciences or related discipline
- Carrying out, or contributing to, a research project
Skills, Knowledge and Abilities
- The ability to analyse and synthesise complex information
- Knowledge and understanding of a variety of qualitative research methods (such as interviews and focus groups), and the ability to apply this practically
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- The ability and interest to learn and apply new knowledge and research skills effectively
- High degree of self-motivation, and interest in learning about and carrying out qualitative research, for instance based on interviews and focus groups.
To apply for this role, please send full CV and a supporting statement of no more than 1500 words setting how you meet the essential requirements outlined above. Please number each point and address these one at a time to ensure that we are able to fully consider how your experience, skills and abilities meet the needs of the post. Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for full details of the role.
Applications should be sent to Fran Leadbeater via email: hr [at] niesr.ac.uk. In your application, please include the following:
- Where you saw the advert
- Approximate start date
If you would like any further information about the post, please contact Johnny Runge j.runge [at] niesr.ac.uk..
Closing date for applications is 3rd January.
As we are looking to fill this post quickly, we will be interviewing on a rolling basis as applications come in and reserve the right to make an appointment before the closing date. Please get your application in early to avoid disappointment.
The National Institute of Economic Research is Britain’s longest established independent economic and social research institute. It specialises in high quality academic research, relevant to the economic and social forces affecting people’s lives.