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Research Officer - Economics

Can you provide impartial research and analysis on economic related issues?

Research officers work directly with Assembly Members and Committees to provide non-partisan, objective and evidence-based research.

Research Officer - Economics

The duties and responsibilities of the job include:

What we offer you

Essential Criteria

Applicants must, by the closing date (12 noon 13th March 2020):

1. Be in possession of at least a second-class honours, higher division (2:1) degree (or equivalent), in which economics was a major component of the degree, meaning at least fifty per cent of the course covered micro, macro and quantitative economics;

2. Following completion of an undergraduate degree (or equivalent), have at least two years of work experience in:

a) conducting objective, economics-related, evidence-based research; and

b) producing and delivering economics related research findings to decision makers.

Quick Q&A for this job...​

The Northern Ireland Assembly Commission is a corporate body established by section 40 of the Northern Ireland Act 1998. The Commission employs a Secretariat to serve the Assembly.

How much is the salary?

The salary range is £44,601-£45,947. This is an Assembly Grade 5 position. 

Where is the job based?

The successful applicant will be based in Parliament Buildings, Belfast.

When is the closing date?

Completed application forms must be submitted by 12 noon 13th March 2020.

Who would I report to?

The successful candidate will be accountable to the Senior Research Officer.

What is the Research and Information Service (RaISe)?

The Research and Information Service (RaISe) is part of the Assembly’s Legal, Governance and Research Services Directorate. 

Research Teams provide the Northern Ireland Assembly with impartial, objective, timely and non-partisan information and research.

Are you up for the challenge?

Completed forms must be submitted by 12 noon 13th March 2020

What does a Research Team do?

Our researchers work within specialist portfolios located in four research teams:

Together, supported by the Library within RaISe, the Research Teams provide the following services:

What's it like to be a research officer?

Further Information

If you require more information on the recruitment process, please contact the Human Resources Office on 02890 520327.

Visit our website for further information about the Assembly.

Good luck!