Post-doctoral Fellowship

The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) is looking to recruit a number of outstanding post-doctoral economists to join our research teams.
IFS is Europe’s leading centre for microeconomic research and is an authoritative commentator on a wide range of policy issues. It is a politically independent registered charity aiming to bridge the gap between academia and the wider public.
The Research Directors of IFS are Orazio Attanasio, Richard Blundell and Rachel Griffith, and IFS has a large number of Research Fellows including James Banks, Eric French, Imran Rasul along with many others.
Post-doctoral fellows will work within a team of researchers at IFS whose direction of research fits with the researcher’s expertise and interests. This will likely include a mix of senior academics and IFS research staff. We will work with successful applicants to secure the best fit for their research interests and strengths and to encourage them to develop these to mutual advantage, with a particular focus on academic publication in top international journals.
IFS researchers are not only excellent economists, but are able to think creatively about economics and eventually shape their innovative ideas into research programmes. They are keen to use empirical economic analysis to inform policymaking and to pass on their enthusiasm for economics to others, both inside and outside the Institute.
We welcome applications from students expecting to complete a PhD by August 2017. Salary will vary to reflect the individual’s role and experience.
To apply please click the Apply button before 20 January 2017 attaching:
  • your CV, including details of two referees;
  • a two-page letter giving details of your past research or work experience, what research you would like to work on and why you would like to work at IFS;
  • a research paper you have written.
Interviews will be held in February in London. 
For any queries, please contact jobs@ifs.org.uk.
Any offer of employment is subject to the eligibility to work in the UK.