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Job reference: 1187 (please state clearly on all communications)
Close date: 18 July 2014
Location of post: Cambridge
About the Role
From employment to health policy, statistics are vital to our ever-changing society. We rely on first class analysis of data to support research that shapes policy-making and decision-making at the highest levels. We are looking for a candidate to work with us on ongoing in-house primary data collection and large European and UK datasets.
We will look to you to: apply statistical methods independently; carry out statistical analysis and quality assurance on a variety of projects; inform survey design and sampling; provide advice on data analysis to research team; prepare data for output and ensure the statistics are fit for purpose; and communicate and present the main findings in papers, reports and briefings. We would particularly welcome candidates with experience/expertise in sampling and/or survey methodology.
We undertake contract research in a range of policy areas including employment health, science and technology, crime and justice, employment, education and social policy. Our work spans projects in developed and developing countries and we have an extensive portfolio of work for different EC Directorates, national governments, multi-lateral organisations, charitable foundations and others.
We expect you to be highly analytical and intellectually curious. You will have a strong academic background in statistics (educated to at least MSc level and possibly a PhD). You have a track record of delivering high quality statistical work. You enjoy working in teams and possess strong communications and writing skills. Professional experience and other professional qualifications are desirable. We would expect you to have knowledge and expertise in one or more of the following substantive policy areas: employment, education, social policy and health. Fluency in English is essential. Proficiency in additional languages is desirable.
The post is based in our Cambridge office but may involve travel to Brussels and other locations nationally and internationally. The post requires permission to work in United Kingdom.
Remuneration and Details
As a member of the team you will enjoy a competitive salary and additionally benefit from the following:
- Above average employer contribution pension
- Child-friendly policies
- Permanent health insurance
- Employee wellbeing initiatives
- Private medical insurance
- Generous holiday allowance
- Group life assurance
- A friendly and dynamic work environment
- Opportunity to explore policy areas and learn business development skills
- International network of researcher and policy makers
Our Cambridge office is Westbrook Centre Milton Road, Cambridge, CB4 1YG, England
Our Brussels office is Rue de la Loi 82, 1040 Brussels, Belgium
Please note: All applicants will be asked for proof that they are eligible to work in the UK.
How to Apply
If you feel, based on the job descriptions above, that you have the qualities to be a part of our team please send the following by email only to Recruitment@rand.org:
- CV and covering letter
- A short writing sample (up to three pages, aimed at a non-technical audience)
- Details of where you saw the vacancy
Please state clearly the job reference number on all communications.
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