Employment

RAND Europe is an independent, not-for-profit research organisation whose mission is to help improve policy and decision-making through research and analysis. We benefit the public interest through the impact and wide dissemination of over 100 projects per year.

Our staff represent 22 nationalities, speaks over 20 languages and covers 31 academic disciplines. Our multi- and inter-disciplinary approaches to research generate unique perspectives and insights for our wide-ranging government, foundation and other NGO clients.

RAND Europe’s research is rigorously peer-reviewed, draws on extensive subject and methodological expertise, and is conducted in a professional, delivery-oriented environment.

Current Opportunities

Senior Analyst – Defence, Security and Infrastructure

Reports to: Research Group Director
Location of post: Cambridge, with frequent travel to Bristol
Salary: £36,900 - £43,650 (depending on qualifications and experience)
Job reference: 1203 (please state clearly on all communications)
Deadline for applications: 3rd April 2015.

Background

RAND Europe’s Defence, Security and Infrastructure Research Group has an extensive project portfolio in the UK, Europe, and globally. We provide evidence-based decision support and advice to senior clients in both public and private sectors. Our expertise includes international and European security; national strategic and infrastructure planning; futures analysis; national resilience; transport modelling; defence acquisition, technology and industrial economics; cyber-security and cyber-governance; and counter-terrorism/counter-insurgency. As a result of continued growth we are seeking to expand our research capacity. We intend to recruit one new Senior Analyst and up to four new Associate Analysts/Analysts.

The Ideal Candidate

You will have an outstanding academic record (including a post-graduate degree at least at Master’s level), with proven analytical and business development skills. You must be both a leader and a team-worker: you will be expected to work as part of a group undertaking research and analysis on behalf of our clients; to write successful research proposals; to manage and deliver research projects; and to lead and mentor junior colleagues. You must be a self-starter: you must possess the ability to work independently while contributing effectively to a larger group research effort. You should be able to collate, assimilate and disseminate large volumes of quantitative or qualitative research quickly and to identify decisive themes.

You should have acquired significant professional experience (between 6-10 years) working in the European defence/security domain. We particularly welcome applications from people with experience of quantitative as well as qualitative analysis, with a background such as engineering, economics or physical sciences. Experience of analysis in a defence or capital project-based policy environment would be advantageous, as would the ability to assess cost-benefit or effectiveness options, and/or business case analysis in a public procurement/policy context.

Excellent communication skills and fluency in English are essential; proficiency in additional languages is desirable. This post will be based in our Cambridge office but you will be expected to work with our clients elsewhere in the UK. This post is also highly likely to require international travel. You must be willing and eligible to work in the UK and to obtain a UK security clearance.

Associate Analyst/Analyst – Infrastructure Demand/Choice Modelling

Reports to: Research Group Director
Location of post: Cambridge
Salary: £22,950- £33,500 (depending on qualifications and experience)
Job reference: 1206 (please state clearly on all communications)
Deadline for applications: 3rd April 2015.

General Requirements

You will have an outstanding academic record (including a post-graduate degree at least at Master’s level), with proven analytical skills. You must be a team-worker: your primary role will be to work as part of a group undertaking research and analysis on behalf of our clients. You must be a self-starter: you must possess the ability to work independently on tasks at various levels while contributing effectively to a larger research effort. You should be able to collate, assimilate and disseminate large volumes of quantitative or qualitative research quickly and to identify decisive themes. Excellent communication skills and fluency in English are essential; proficiency in additional languages is desirable. All posts will be based in our Cambridge office (unless as indicated below) and are likely to involve national and international travel. You must be willing and eligible to work in the UK and to obtain a UK security clearance.

Specific Requirements

In addition to the General Requirements above, you should have acquired academic training and professional experience in choice modelling/infrastructure demand. You should have a track record in designing and using revealed preference and/or stated preference data to estimate discrete choice models in transport as well as in other sectors. You will be familiar with the latest design and analysis methods and will ideally have published your work in recognised outlets. Although predominantly a quantitative analyst, you should feel at ease working with colleagues who specialise in qualitative analysis and you should be able to demonstrate the capacity to generate policy-relevant analysis. Expertise in other quantitative methods, and in other research methods such as literature reviews would be a benefit.

Associate Analyst/Analyst – Defence, Security and Infrastructure (Up to Four Posts)

Reports to: Research Group Director
Location of post: Cambridge
Salary: £22,950- £33,500 (depending on qualifications and experience)
Job reference: 1204 - 1207 (please state specific reference number clearly on all communications)
Deadline for applications: 3rd April 2015.
Date of 1st Interview: April 2015

Background

RAND Europe’s Defence, Security and Infrastructure Research Group has an extensive project portfolio in the UK, Europe, and globally. We provide evidence-based decision support and advice to senior clients in both public and private sectors. Our expertise includes international and European security; national strategic and infrastructure planning; futures analysis; national resilience; transport modelling; defence acquisition, technology and industrial economics; cyber-security and cyber-governance; and counter-terrorism/counter-insurgency. As a result of continued growth we are seeking to expand our research capacity. We intend to recruit one new Senior Analyst and up to four new Associate Analysts/Analysts.

General Requirements: All Posts

You will have an outstanding academic record (including a post-graduate degree at least at Master’s level), with proven analytical skills. You must be a team-worker: your primary role will be to work as part of a group undertaking research and analysis on behalf of our clients. You must be a self-starter: you must possess the ability to work independently on tasks at various levels while contributing effectively to a larger research effort. You should be able to collate, assimilate and disseminate large volumes of quantitative or qualitative research quickly and to identify decisive themes. Excellent communication skills and fluency in English are essential; proficiency in additional languages is desirable. All posts will be based in our Cambridge office (unless as indicated below) and are likely to involve national and international travel. You must be willing and eligible to work in the UK and to obtain a UK security clearance.

Post 1: Associate Analyst/Analyst – Cyber-Security/Cyber-Governance

(Job Reference: 1204)

In addition to the General Requirements above, you should have acquired professional experience in some aspect(s) of the cyber-security/cyber-governance field, whether in a specialist research capacity or in a public or private sector organisation. We particularly welcome applications from people with a background in computer science, information security, software design and data analysis. As well as being technically expert you should also be experienced in communicating research and analysis to high-level, non-technical, executive audiences in government, international organisations and the private sector. Although based in our Cambridge office, you should expect to spend time working in our Brussels office and in other European capitals.

Post 2: Associate Analyst/Analyst – Strategy and Defence

(Job Reference: 1205)

In addition to the General Requirements above, you should have acquired academic training and professional experience in public policy analysis in the field of international security, national strategy and defence planning. This demanding post will suit someone with the proven ability to combine intellectual rigour with practical application. You should be able to demonstrate the capacity to generate sophisticated, evidence-based, policy-relevant analysis. We particularly welcome applications from people with qualifications and experience in both quantitative and qualitative analysis.

Post 3: Associate Analyst/Analyst – Infrastructure Demand/Choice Modelling

(Job Reference: 1206)

In addition to the General Requirements above, you should have acquired academic training and professional experience in choice modelling/infrastructure demand. You should have a track record in designing and using revealed preference and/or stated preference data to estimate discrete choice models in transport as well as in other sectors. You will be familiar with the latest design and analysis methods and will ideally have published your work in recognised outlets. Although predominantly a quantitative analyst, you should feel at ease working with colleagues who specialise in qualitative analysis and you should be able to demonstrate the capacity to generate policy-relevant analysis. Expertise in other quantitative methods, and in other research methods such as literature reviews would be a benefit.

Post 4: Associate Analyst/Analyst – Futures, Technology and Innovation

(Job Reference: 1207)

In addition to the General Requirements above, you will have experience in undertaking futures analysis – in transport, security, defence and other sectors – and should have a particular interest in technology and innovation. You will have worked with government departments and agencies and/or the private sector and should be able to demonstrate the capacity to generate sophisticated, evidence-based, policy-relevant analysis, using the latest methodologies and analytical tools. Expertise in quantitative methods, and in other research methods such as literature reviews would be a benefit.

Remuneration and Details

Remuneration Package

Full-time members of the team enjoy a competitive salary and additionally benefit from the following:

  • 8% employer contribution pension
  • Bupa medical insurance
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity pay
  • Flexible working arrangement
  • Permanent health insurance
  • Group life assurance
  • A friendly multinational work environment
  • Employee wellbeing initiatives - such as cycle to work schemes, fresh fruit and company bikes

Locations

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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