Research Assistant

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: London, ENGLAND
Deadline: 14 Oct 2020

UCL Department / Division
Location of position
Part Time
Hours per week (%FTE)
11 hours per week (30%FTE)
(inclusive of London allowance)
£31,542 – £33,257 per annum
Salary pro-rata for part time vacancies
Duties and Responsibilities
The department has an outstanding international reputation in key areas of current research including applied theory, econometrics, game theory, labour economics, development economics, macroeconomics, industrial economics and environmental economics. It is the only department of economics in the UK to have received the outstanding grade-point average of 3.78/4 in the 2014 REF (Research Excellence Framework) with 79% of all indicators of output rated at the highest 4* level.
The Research Assistants will work on a project funded by Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) based at the Department of Economics at UCL. The main offices are situated in Drayton House, a recently refurbished building adjacent to UCL’s main campus in central London.
Dr. Wei Cui, is seeking to appoint Research Assistants to work part-time (30%) on his project conducting research on “Financial Market Frictions, Beliefs, and the Macroeconomy; An Application to the Case of China”. The details of these duties will be assigned by the Project Investigator Wei Cui. 
The posts are funded for a period of 12 months in the first instance, with a preferred start date of 1st October 2020.
Key Requirements
The Research Assistant will have a Masters degree in Economics with excellent knowledge of statistical, econometric, word processing and presentation slides software. Experience in macroeconomics, particularly in relation to DSGE modelling and structural estimation is also essential. Experience in handling large data sets and in programming (Stata and Matlab) is essential.
Further Details
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We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible.
Closing Date
14 Oct 2020
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