Research Fellow

Location UK / Belfast

Job Type Fixed term contract, Permanent, TemporaryContract, Trainee

Salary See description

Updated 5 days ago

Reference 1378673

 Job Description

Excellent opportunity for a Research Fellow based in Belfast

Research Fellow

Ref: 18/107039

Queen’s Management School

Queen’s Management School is one of the top business schools in the UK and Ireland and prides itself on offering a world-class range of undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes in Accounting, Economics, Finance and Management.

We seek to recruit two highly-skilled Research Fellows to join the Northern Ireland Administrative Data Research Centre (NI-ADRC) team. As part of the team you will undertake a programme of work using linked datasets to understand a range of policy-relevant issues, potentially to include issues around work, welfare benefits, retirement and health, working closely with other team members including the Director of the NI-ADRC Dr Dermot O’Reilly, Professor Duncan McVicar and Dr Mark McGovern.

These posts are available until March 2021.

The successful candidate will:

  • Undertake research for the above project as a member of the research team under the Direction of Dr Dermot O’Reilly, Dr Mark McGovern and Prof Duncan McVicar.
  • Design studies to answer policy relevant questions by considering available data and relevant theory in economic and social science.
  • Liaise with data custodians to understand finer details of research datasets, and prepare applications for data access.
  • Prepare, as necessary, submissions to Ethics Committees and other regulatory bodies and data transfer agreements with data custodians.
  • Carry out quantitative analyses of relevant data, interpret and critically evaluate results and relevant literature, using methodologies and other techniques appropriate to the area of research.
  • Implement advanced causal inference techniques and econometrics such as regression discontinuity, instrumental variables, and others where appropriate.
  • Prepare, together with the other members of the research team, material for publication in international journals and presentations at international conferences.

Further information about the School can be found at / //

Anticipated interview date: Friday 1 February 2019

Salary scales: £37,345 per annum

Closing date: Friday 4 January 2019

For full criteria and to apply online, please click on the APPLY NOW button below 

The University is committed to equality of opportunity and to selection on merit.  It therefore welcomes applications from all sections of society and particularly welcomes applications from people with a disability 

Fixed term contract posts are available for the stated period in the first instance but in particular circumstances may be renewed or made permanent subject to availability of funding