Research Assistant in Public Policy
University of Cambridge Institute for Public Policy
United Kingdom

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 24 months in the first instance.

The Bennett Institute for Public Policy invites applications for two Research Assistants.

The Bennett Institute is a major, 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 Professor 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 one of the Social Sciences or another cognate discipline, a good understanding of policy-making process, and excellent knowledge of qualitative and/or quantitative research. They should be flexible and adaptable, and may be called upon to support the events programme of the Institute. The deadline for applications is 29 May 2020. It is anticipated that interviews will be carried out shortly after this.

We particularly welcome applications from women and candidates from a BME background for this vacancy as they are currently under-represented at this level in our department.

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

Please include details of two referees.

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact Sarah Rosella on

Please quote reference UE23033 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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