Title: Analyst: Innovation, Health and Science
B: RAND Europe is a not-for-profit policy research organisation. Our mission is to help improve policy- and decision-making through evidence-based research and analysis. We realise our mission by undertaking objective, balanced and relevant research, sharing the insights and information widely, and working in partnership with a range of clients and collaborators.
We wish to recruit an exceptional candidate at Analyst level with a track record in data science at Masters or PhD level. Ideally you would also have experience in policy relevant research using quantitative or qualitative methods, and a good understanding of innovation, science or health policy challenges and priorities in the UK and Europe.
The role will be based at our Cambridge (UK) office but there will be some opportunity for travel. Fluency in English is essential. Proficiency in one or more other languages would be an asset.
Data Analyst position
So many of the policy challenges in the fields of innovation, health or science require detailed analysis of data. We need someone that can conduct data analytics and build quantitative models that articulate a robust evidence case for why one or other policies should be considered by decision-makers. It is likely that you will have extensive experience in coding and analytics. Being able to show how your analytical skills have informed decisions would be advantageous, ideally in a policy research context; however, the policy experience can be gained on the job if you can show how your excellent analysis has previously supported decision-makers. Ultimately, we are looking for someone that can conduct analysis on complex, large, sometimes incomplete and often unstructured datasets, but is also prepared to get involved in and conduct more qualitative research. Although not strictly required, it is likely that the successful candidate will have at least two years’ experience post-university.
We are looking for someone with the willingness and ability to learn new skills quickly as appropriate, as well as skills and experience in at least two of the following areas:
Data discovery and collection
A number of our projects increasingly involve the creation of a website to disseminate the research results, experience or skills in relation to web design and development would be an advantage.
Examples of our recent research that has utilised these skills can be found here:
The Analyst will join a multidisciplinary team of researchers in the Innovation, Health & Science group within RAND Europe. IHS team members have backgrounds in public health, health services research, health economics, science, innovation and technology policy, psychology, systems design and neuroscience. We collaborate widely with like-minded academic and other organisations across Europe, with the RAND Corporation in the U.S. and we have and continue to build strong research partnerships with collaborators internationally.
Addresses complex policy questions by conducting research and analysis on behalf of clients and supports the research group in submitting proposals and delivering multiple projects.
Skills and Experience: