Jobs

At IFS, we recruit top-quality economists. We specialise in the economic analysis of public policy, bridging the gap between purely academic research and issues of practical policy design or evaluation. You will carry out in-depth economic research and communicate your findings to politicians, journalists, academics and others such as campaigning groups and professional organisations.

You will work closely with colleagues in a small team as well as with other teams across the Institute; your colleagues will include policy experts and leading academics from the UK and overseas. We will support you in developing your skills, through further study, ad hoc training and by giving you opportunities to get involved with all aspects of research and communication right from the start.

We recruit annually for research economists, post-doctoral fellows, graduate scholars and summer students. The closing date for most applications will be towards the end of January. Interviews will be held during February and March. Successful candidates will expect to start work in the autumn. Summer studentships will be for around six weeks over the summer.

For more information about working at the IFS, you can download our 2017-18 recruitment brochure.

 

Annual recruitment round

Research Economists

Salary: From £32,779 in 2018
Apply from: autumn 2018
Closing date:

 

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

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Annual recruitment round

Post-Doctoral Fellows

Salary: From £32,779 in 2018
Apply from: autumn 2018
Closing date:

Each year we recruit a number of outstanding post-doctoral economists to join our research teams.

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Annual recruitment round

Summer Students

Salary: £370 in 2018
Apply from: autumn 2018
Closing date:

 

IFS offers several placements each summer to economics students who are interested in how microeconomics can be applied to public policy issues and who are considering a career in economic research.

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Annual recruitment round

Graduate Scholarships

Salary: Fees etc in line with ESRC rates
Apply from: autumn 2018
Closing date:

The IFS runs an annual Graduate Scholarship Programme, whereby students studying for a PhD on an accredited pathway at an ESRC doctoral training centre are affiliated with the IFS.

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Case study - George Stoye

Research Economist, Pensions and Public Finances

George joined IFS in 2011.

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Case study - Ellen Greaves

Research Economists, Skills research programme

Ellen joined IFS in 2009 after working for two years at CMPO in Bristol.

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