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LSEE Research on South Eastern Europe (European Institute)
Research Officer
Salary from £34,736 to £42,019 inclusive of London allowance

This is a fixed term full-time appointment for 12 months, tenable from 3 September 2018, with the possibility of extension subject to availability of funds.
LSEE is launching a new research programme on “Assessing economic policies and performance in the Western Balkans”. Key themes in the programme include labour market and education policies, regional development policy and policies for investment and FDI promotion. We are seeking to appoint a full-time Research Officer to undertake research along these themes and support the wider research and KEI activities of this programme. 
The appointed RO will work closely with Dr Vassilis Monastiriotis, Director of LSEE, on a series of small-scale projects under the wider theme of the programme. 
Key tasks of the Research Officer will include: 
1.     Data collection and analysis (econometrics)
2.     Bibliographic research, literature and policy reviews 
3.     Writing of academic papers as well as policy digests and blog articles 
Although the focus of the Research Officer’s duties will be on meeting deliverables based on the above tasks, there will also be scope to work on independent research projects relevant to LSEE’s areas of interest and to contribute to LSEE’s research environment more widely, including by participating to collaborative applications for external funding.
The successful candidate will have a PhD in Economics or a related discipline (or near completion - to have been defended successfully by the post start date). They will have comprehensive working knowledge of applied econometrics, particularly in the field of micro-econometrics and familiarity with counterfactual methods of impact assessment and, desirably, methods for spatial analysis.
They will have the ability to conduct literature reviews and summarise research findings across different topics in a concise way; Evidence of successful project delivery through independent original research; The ability to conduct high-quality research publishable in journals of international standing; and proficient IT skills, including ability to manage large databases and working knowledge of specialist software in economics. Knowledge of the Western Balkans region (including of one or more of the regional languages) will be an advantage but is not essential.
The post-holder will be offered a small research budget for conferences and related activities, as well as opportunities to participate at policy events in London and in the Western Balkans.
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 technical queries with applying on the online system, please use the “contact us” links at the bottom of the LSE Jobs page. For informal enquiries please contact euroinst.lsee@lse.ac.uk. 
The closing date for receipt of applications is Friday, 15 June 2018 (23.59 UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.


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