Are your excellent analytical skills matched by the presentation and interpersonal flair to influence decision makers at senior levels? Do you have the passion to drive the development of our Innovation Growth Lab (IGL) as a Senior Researcher? Join us and play a key role in strengthening its position as a globally recognised hub for randomised trials and knowledge on innovation, entrepreneurship and growth.
About Nesta and IGL
IGL is a global partnership that brings together governments, foundations and researchers to make innovation, entrepreneurship and growth policy more experimental and evidence-based. The IGL team is based at Nesta.
Nesta is a global innovation foundation. We back new ideas to tackle the big challenges of our time. Our mission is to spark and shape new ideas that improve how the world works for everyone. We use our knowledge, networks, funding and skills – working in partnership with others, including governments, businesses and charities. We are a UK charity but work all over the world, supported by a financial endowment.
About the Role
You will work closely with the Head of Economic Analysis and Policy Development, plus other members of the team, to apply your knowledge of policy evaluation, experimentation and data analysis in order to deliver against IGL’s strategic objectives. Ample scope exists for leadership and you will have the opportunity to proactively develop new areas of work. Your responsibilities will include:
To secure this exciting opportunity
You have a strong postgraduate degree in a relevant subject (e.g. Economics, Public Policy, Statistics), are up-to-date with the academic literature on innovation and/or entrepreneurship policy, and know how to design and run large and small-scale randomised controlled trials, preferably within a relevant public policy setting. Strong communication skills, including a proven ability to influence senior decision makers and present research findings in ways that are clear, compelling and credible to both analytical and non-analytical audiences, are also important.
Your strong quantitative research and analytical skills set includes a proven ability to design research projects, to collect and manage data, to use rigorous research methods and to manage applied research projects. A good knowledge of statistic/econometric software packages such as Stata would be desirable.
The role is based in London, but we will also consider candidates based across Europe wishing to work remotely.
Closing date for completed applications: 30 September 2018 at 23.45pm.
First interviews will be held on 11 October 2018.
Second interviews will be held on 18 October 2018.
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