Opportunities for graduating economists at the Institute for Fiscal Studies (UG, PG, PhD) – Closes 18 January 2019

November 6, 2018   |   by David Massey

From my inbox:

“At the Institute for Fiscal Studies we are looking to recruit 2-4 new researchers to join IFS next autumn. I want to make you aware of this in case you have students who might be interested.

We recruit exceptionally talented students direct from an undergraduate degree or with a master’s degree. We are also interested in hearing from the very best of those completing PhDs in relevant areas. We are looking for highly motivated students who have shown an unusual aptitude for economics, preferably combined with an interest in policy issues and a taste for numerical work.

IFS has a strong record in training excellent social scientists, some of whom continue to work at IFS for many years while others have moved on to careers in a variety of organisations including the civil service, the media and academia. Researchers at IFS have the chance to carry out in-depth economic research and also to communicate their findings to politicians, journalists, academics and many others. We aim to cultivate a supportive and intellectually stimulating environment, encouraging staff to develop their skills, through further study, ad hoc training and by giving them opportunities to get involved with all aspects of research and communication right from the start.

If you have any outstanding students who might be interested, I would be grateful if you could suggest to them that they consider applying; further details on the role can be found on our website (www.ifs.org.uk/jobs). The closing date for applications is 18 January 2019, and interviews will be held at the end of February.

We also run a summer student scheme at IFS to give students who are at the end of their penultimate year of study an opportunity to see economic research in action. I would be grateful if you could also draw this opportunity to the attention of any suitable students.

In addition, we offer two-year post-doctoral research fellowships to outstanding economists with PhDs in relevant areas. The closing date to apply for these fellowships is 23 November 2018.

If you have any questions about job opportunities at the IFS, please do get in touch with my colleague Emma Hyman (emma_h@ifs.org.uk) who will be happy to assist you or your students.

I hope you can help us in this matter

Yours sincerely,

Richard Blundell”



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