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Research Economists

Current job vacancies

Each year IFS recruits a number of outstanding economists to join our research teams.

We welcome applications from:

  • those expecting to graduate in 2019 with an extremely good degree in economics;
  • graduates with an extremely good degree in economics who are expecting to complete an MSc in 2019; or
  • exceptional economists with some experience in research, in academia, public or private sectors.

If you join us straight from your first degree, you will be encouraged to study part-time for a Masters degree with financial support from the Institute.  If you are interested in further study, support is also given towards part-time study for a PhD.

Candidates who are studying for or have completed a PhD are also welcome to apply and will be considered for a Research Economist role. If you consider it relevant, please include information about your doctoral research in the on-line application form; you may include a link to a website where your papers are available.

Successful candidates are expected to start work in autumn 2019.

Research Economists are paid on a scale, £32,000 to £49,000. A new graduate with no previous experience can expect to start on £32,000; a candidate with a postgraduate degree would start at around £34,500.

Any offer of employment is subject to the eligibility to work in the UK.

If you have any queries, please email jobs@ifs.org.uk or contact Emma Hyman at IFS on 020 7291 4800.