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Research Assistant (Fixed Term)

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 9 months in the first instance.


The Research Assistant will work on a project funded by the Keynes Fund based at the Faculty of Economics at Cambridge.


Prof. Eric French is seeking to appoint a Research Assistant to full-time (100%) position conducting research using empirical analysis, mostly with Stata. Topics will include understanding the drivers of the intergenerational elasticity of income and understanding the drivers of retirement and savings of the elderly. The details of these duties will be assigned by Prof. Eric French. The position would be for 9 months to one year, with possibility of extension for a second year. Start of employment is August 2022.



  • A Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Economics.
  • An aptitude and commitment to high quality research and ability to work collaboratively and as part of a team.
  • A thorough knowledge of economic theory, statistics and econometrics.
  • Experience in handling data and experience in programming. Knowledge of Stata is essential, and knowledge of Matlab, Fortran, and/or C is a plus.
  • Ability to analyse data.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Fluency in English is essential.

Applications should consist of:

  • A curriculum vitae;
  • A transcript of undergraduate and postgraduate marks in economics;
  • Expression of interest cover letter outlining relevant experience;
  • Optional: materials such as research papers that demonstrate experience with essential tasks;
  • The names and contact details of two academic referees.

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Queries may be directed to the Keynes Fund Administrator, Ms Marion Reusch ,

If you have any queries regarding the application process or would like to discuss any special arrangements connected with a disability, please do not hesitate to get in contact.

Please quote reference JH30885 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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