RAND Europe

Research Assistant: Innovation, Health & Science

Posted Date 1 month ago(16/7/2020 11:19 AM)
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Position Summary

We wish to recruit an exceptional health economist candidate at the Research Assistant level. The role will be based at our Cambridge (UK) office and will work with colleagues not only at RAND Europe but also with our partners at the University of Cambridge in the Cambridge Centre for Health Services Research (CCHSR).


Innovation, Health & Science (IHS) team members have backgrounds in science, innovation and technology policy, public health, health services research, health economics, psychology, systems design and other natural and social science disciplines. Fluency in English is essential and proficiency in one or more other languages would be an asset. We are looking for applicants with a postgraduate degree (Master or PhD) or equivalent experience in health economics.


Please note this is an entry-level 2-year fixed term position.

Key Responsibilities

You will be required to:


  • Support project teams in research by:

    • undertaking analysis of quantitative and qualitative data
    • conducting literature reviews
    • conducting, supporting and transcribing interviews
    • preparing presentations and research briefs
    • coordinating meetings and events, including taking minutes
    • drafting sections of reports, under supervision

  • Analyse calls for tender to identify proposal requirements, with supervision
  • Support the collation of administrative documents for proposals
  • Proofread and check documents
  • Make corporate contributions through supporting RAND processes such as quality assurance and research ethics
  • Provide occasional corporate support with administrative tasks
  • Communicate with external collaborators and clients, with supervision

Skills, Qualifications and Experience

You will have:


  • A postgraduate degree, or equivalent experience, in health economics
  • Basic knowledge of quantitative and qualitative research methodologies and their application
  • Basic report writing skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
  • Intermediate Excel, PowerPoint and Word


- 8% Employer contribution pension
- BUPA medical insurance
- Income protection
- Group life assurance
- Employee Assistance scheme
- Enhanced holiday allowance
- Enhanced maternity and paternity pay
- Fresh fruit every day
- Free parking
- Cycle to work scheme
- Company bikes
- Employee wellbeing initiatives

How to Apply

Please submit an application via RAND Europe’s online careers portal comprising a CV, covering letter and a short writing sample in English (up to 3 pages, aimed at a non-technical audience), which will all need to be submitted as one document.


The deadline for applications is Thursday 27 August 2020.



RAND Europe has a legal responsibility to ensure that all its employees have the legal right to live and work in the UK. Therefore, if you are made an offer of employment, this will be subject to RAND verifying that you are eligible to work in the UK before you start work.


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