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Recruitment

The Donal Nevin Research Internship at the NERI

Duration: October 17th 2016 to 17th July 2017 (9 months)

Hours: Full-time

Pay: Appointment will be made at the starting point of the Civil Service AO grade (Republic of Ireland)

Details of the position

The Donal Nevin Economic Research Internship offers a unique opportunity to recently graduated economists undertake research at the Nevin Economic Research Institute (NERI) while working alongside other economists at the institute for a period of 9 months.

The position would be ideal for recent graduates of Master’s degree programmes including those completing in mid-2016. Research work is likely to focus on one or more areas of public policy including the labour market, enterprise development and the macro-economy. The objective of the programme is to provide an opportunity for newly qualified graduates (in economics or related disciplines) to engage in applied research with a focus on public policy. While undertaking the programme, participants are likely to participate in / complete a number of studies in conjunction with other staff members at the institute.

An indication of the research areas and outputs of the institute can be found here http://www.nerinstitute.net/research/category/neriworkingpaperseries/ and here http://www.nerinstitute.net/research/category/inbrief/

The position will be based in Dublin but is open to applicants from all jurisdictions with a knowledge of economic policy in either in the Republic of Ireland or Northern Ireland or both.

The NERI is an equal opportunities employer.

Potential candidates should:

  • Have an excellent academic record and a proven background in applied research

  • Have graduated or completed postgraduate studies in economics or a closely related discipline in the past two years

  • Be able to use MS Word, Powerpoint and Excel to a high degree of proficiency

  • Be familiar with statistical analysis packages such as STATA and SPSS and be comfortable working with large datasets

  • Have good communication and interpersonal skills

  • Have an understanding of public policy issues

  • Have strong communication skills, on paper, in person and on the phone

  • Be organised and able to multi-task

  • Be able and willing to work full-time and some evenings or early mornings

  • Be legally entitled to work in the Republic of Ireland

Expressions of interest should be submitted by email to recruit@NERInstitute.net with an accompanying CV on or before Friday 16th September.

www.NERInstitute.net/recruitment

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