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Research Assistant x 2 (Fixed Term)

The Bennett Institute for Public Policy invites applications for two Research Assistants. The Bennett Institute is a brand-new multi-disciplinary research centre committed to producing world-leading research on policy questions in the age of disruption. It is based at the University of Cambridge, and housed within the Department for Politics & International Studies, and is led by its inaugural Director Professor Michael Kenny and Professor Diane Coyle, the Bennett Chair of Public Policy. The Research Assistants will undertake a range of research tasks in support of the Institute's programmes of research which include: the determinants and measurement of productivity; prosperity and innovation in the modern economy; how and why 'place' matters in public policy; the relationship between science, technology and democracy; and the importance of well-being and public health as goals for policy-makers. The successful candidates should have a good first degree in the Social Sciences or another cognate discipline, a good understanding of the policy-making process, and excellent knowledge of qualitative and/or quantitative research. The deadline for applications is 2nd July 2018. It is anticipated that interviews will be carried out on 24th July.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Any enquiries about these positions should be directed to Mrs Barbara Bennett on 01223 767233 or at

Please quote reference UE15730 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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