Follow us
Publications Commentary Research People Events News Resources and Videos About IFS
Home About Jobs

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.

We also consider applications for senior economists on an ongoing basis

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

Annual recruitment round
Salary From £32,779 in 2018
Apply from October 2018
Closing date November 2018
Each year we recruit a number of outstanding post-doctoral economists to join our research teams.
Annual recruitment round
Salary Fees etc in line with ESRC rates
Apply from October 2018
Closing date January 2019
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.
Annual recruitment round
Salary From £32,779 in 2018
Apply from October 2018
Closing date January 2019
Each year IFS recruits a number of outstanding economists to join our research teams.
Annual recruitment round
Salary Between £54K and £68K
Apply from Ongoing
Closing date Ongoing
We are currently interested in applications from experienced economists with expertise in one or more of these areas: labour economics, welfare, pensions, taxation, public finances, and economics of education.
Current job vacancies
Salary £26-32,000 (depending on skills and experience)
Closing date 02/07/2018
The IFS raises c. £7m in research funding each year, from a diverse range of funders. We are seeking a motivated individual to contribute to this key part of our activities by supporting the administration of research grants across the IFS’s portfolio.
Annual recruitment round
Salary £370 per week in 2018
Apply from October 2018
Closing date January 2019
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.