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

Communications Assistant

Reports to: Communications Director, RAND Europe
Location of post: Cambridge
Salary: £18,000
Job reference: 1199 (please state clearly on all communications)
Deadline for applications: Monday 26th January 2015.

Position Summary

We are looking for a Communications Assistant to join our small communications team. The team is dedicated to raising the profile of RAND Europe and ultimately, have impact through the communication of our research.

The candidate will be self-motivated, organised, enthusiastic, intellectually curious and have an excellent attention to detail.

Specific Tasks

  • Assist in organising and managing high-profile corporate events
  • Track, write and deliver web content for www.randeurope.org
  • Ghost write tweets for approval and schedule in Hootsuite
  • Schedule monthly Communications/ Research programme meetings
  • Maintain contact database
  • Source images for corporate communications
  • Offer ideas and help to build a programme of events for RAND Europe Alumni Association
  • Help to collate and draft information for the monthly newsletter
  • Run small research projects related to corporate and research activity
  • Produce media plans and identify media outlets using specialised database

Required Skills

Strong IT, English writing, inter-personal skills and ability to work in a collegial, fast-moving environment. Basic Adobe creative suite would be an advantage.

You will need to be confident to make suggestions and take initiative but have the judgement to know when to ask for help, be comfortable with multi-tasking, have a professional approach, be willing to broaden skills and work as a team player.

Research Assistant

Reports to: Research Assistant Manager
Location of post: Cambridge
Salary: £17,700
Job reference: 1201 (please state clearly on all communications)
Deadline for applications: Thursday 29th January 2015.

Position Summary

The role of Research Assistant is designed to provide a transition from the world of academic study to that of policy research, by providing exposure to the range of disciplines that make up a commercial research organisation.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide support to research groups for administrative and research tasks
  • Assist with preparation of project proposals
  • Responsibility for a corporate task, such as supporting the quality assurance team or assisting with corporate communications tasks

Skills and Experience

  • Interest in policy research
  • Fluency in English is essential
  • Organised and able to work on multiple tasks at once
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines
  • Strong communications skills – written and verbal
  • Ability to work well within a team
  • Proactive and motivated to develop skills
  • Excellent IT skills including MS Excel and MS Word


You will have an outstanding academic record (good first degree and, preferably, an MSc or equivalent).

Analyst/Senior Analyst/Health Economist

Reports to: Health and Healthcare Research programme director, RAND Europe
Location of post: Cambridge
Salary: £26,250 - £43,650
Job reference: 1196 (please state clearly on all communications)
Deadline for applications: Monday 2nd February 2015.

Position Summary

We are seeking to recruit a health economist to our Health and Healthcare team, based in our offices in Cambridge.

Our dynamic research programme concentrates on health systems and health services research in high- and low- income countries. Specific areas of focus include healthcare organisation and quality of care, cross-national health system and policy analysis and public health. The team, and its programme of work, has expanded rapidly and we are seeking to recruit a health economist at Analyst/Senior Analyst level. Applications from more experienced candidates will also be considered.

The post would involve opportunities to work on joint projects across CCHSR and links with Cambridge University, allowing access to electronic and physical resources within the University.

The post will predominantly be based in our Cambridge office with some opportunity for some travel in the UK and Europe.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Dr Jenny Newbould, newbould@rand.org, or Dr Sarah King, sking@rand.org.

Skills and Experience

We are looking for an exceptional candidate with a track record and Masters or PhD in health economics, and a good understanding of health and healthcare challenges and priorities in the UK and Europe. We are looking for an individual with strong methodological skills and a track record in quantitative analyses. The postholder will be expected to contribute to all stages of projects, from assisting in proposal writing, through contributing to the research, to report writing across a range of health policy areas.

You should have a convincing record of applied research, be able to demonstrate experience of delivering research, the ability to work effectively in multi-disciplinary teams, and a drive to improve policy. Along with your good interpersonal skills, you will have the ability to communicate effectively with people at all levels and to engage with a diverse policy audience. Fluency in English is essential.

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


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.

To view all job openings at RAND, visit the corporate employment page.