Research Officer

London (GB)
03 May 2017
End of advertisement period
31 May 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

European Institute

Research Officer

£34,156 pa inclusive

This is a fixed term appointment for up to 20 months

The European Institute at the LSE is looking for a Research Officer to work on an exciting new project directed by Professor Paul De Grauwe in collaboration with Professor Nauro Campos and Dr Yuemei Ji, and supported by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).

The project “Structural Reforms and European Integration: Theory, Measurement and Econometric Evidence” aims to provide a comprehensive analysis of structural reforms in the European Union. We will investigate a wide and relevant set of structural reforms that have been designed and implemented in the member states of the European Union as well as their determinants and impact. The proposed research will generate novel and robust policy implications.

You will be expected to undertake research both independently and jointly with the Principal Investigator and the project team. Your duties will include statistical analysis, model development, data collection and data archiving activities. You will work on the cross-country data collection and on the country case studies. Your duties will also include assisting the research team in the academic and practical organisation of conferences and workshops.

You will hold a doctorate in Economics, or be close to completion of a PhD in Economics. You should therefore have advanced skills in research design and econometric analysis. You should have demonstrable ability to use advanced data analysis software. Skills in web technologies such as JavaScript and html will be considered a plus. You should have excellent written and verbal communication skills. Research experience in European Macroeconomics, is highly desirable.

This post if offered on a full-time basis, for a fixed-term period until 30 March 2019, to commence 1 August 2017, or as soon as possible thereafter. Please direct enquiries about the role to Professor Paul De Grauwe (

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

For further information about the post, please see the how to apply document, job description and the person specification.

If you have any queries about applying on the online system, or require an alternative format for the application, please e-mail:

The closing date for receipt of applications is 31 May 2017 (23.59 UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.