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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.   RAND Europe has offices in Cambridge and Brussels, and employs approximately 140 researchers: just over half of our research staff have doctorates with the balance holding other post-graduate degrees. Our work lies on the continuum between that of universities and consultancies, combining the academic rigour of universities and the professional, task orientated approach of consultancies. In addition to our strong ethos of evidence-based research, RAND Europe is a values-driven organisation, and our experience shows that our most successful researchers closely align their behaviours with our value set.   About the team The Home Affairs and Social Policy Research Group undertakes contract research and analysis in a range of public policy areas:   - Crime and justice (including responses to offending, international law enforcement cooperation, organised crime and illicit markets). - Education (including early childhood education and care, school effectiveness); - Employment and social policy (including skills, employability, gender equality, work-life balance, child and family policy)   We have an extensive portfolio of work with the EU, national governments, charitable foundations and others. We collaborate widely with like-minded academic and other organisations across Europe and with colleagues based in RAND’s U.S. offices. We employ robust methods and offer multi-disciplinary perspectives.   About the role We wish to recruit an exceptional Crime and Justice Research Analyst to grow our team of social policy researchers. As a Research Analyst you will address complex policy questions by conducting research and analysis on behalf of our clients and support the team in submitting proposals and managing and delivering multiple projects in a timely and accurate manner.   This role will focus particularly in the fields of criminal justice, policing, drugs and illicit markets.   Fluency in English is essential. Proficiency in one or more EU language would be an advantage
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2022-1293
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.   RAND Europe has offices in Cambridge and Brussels, and employs approximately 140 researchers: just over half of our research staff have doctorates with the balance holding other post-graduate degrees. Our work lies on the continuum between that of universities and consultancies, combining the academic rigour of universities and the professional, task orientated approach of consultancies. In addition to our strong ethos of evidence-based research, RAND Europe is a values-driven organisation, and our experience shows that our most successful researchers closely align their behaviours with our value set.   We are looking for a talented Associate Programme Support Officer to provide outstanding project and administration support to our PSO team across our Research Programmes.   Working within the PSO team you will provide a range of administrative support to the Programme Support Office and work alongside the Programme Support Officers working on a large number of concurrent research projects managed by the RAND Europe research teams.
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2022-1292
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.   RAND Europe has offices in Cambridge and Brussels, and employs approximately 140 researchers: just over half of our research staff have doctorates with the balance holding other post-graduate degrees. Our work lies on the continuum between that of universities and consultancies, combining the academic rigour of universities and the professional, task orientated approach of consultancies. In addition to our strong ethos of evidence-based research, RAND Europe is a values-driven organisation, and our experience shows that our most successful researchers closely align their behaviours with our value set.   The Science and Emerging Technology (SET) group at RAND Europe conducts a wide-ranging portfolio of policy research for a diverse client base in the UK, Europe and beyond. Our work covers:   - Research and innovation policy: Analysis of research and innovation systems including how they work and how they can be improved. This includes evaluations of portfolios of R&I, research strategy development, landscape reviews, research culture, and assessment of research impact. See: https://www.rand.org/randeurope/research/science-technology-innovation/science-of-science.html   - Emerging technology policy: Analysis of the trends, applications and impacts of new and emerging technologies from Artificial intelligence and blockchain to quantum computing and virtual reality. This includes examining the societal and policy implications of technologies across sectors and a broad set of areas such as data governance; privacy, trust and ethics; public engagement; work and skills; and wider technology oversight.  See: https://www.rand.org/randeurope/research/science-technology-innovation/digital.html   - Environment and sustainability policy: Analysis of food systems and strategy, futures analysis of sustainability and environmental issues, environment and health, climate-related topics, energy and energy innovation. See: https://www.rand.org/randeurope/research/science-technology-innovation/environmental-sustainability-and-climate-change.html   We work with and for public, private and third sector funders; and collaborate frequently with universities and other research organisations.   We wish to recruit an exceptional candidate at the Research Assistant level. Although the role will be based in our Cambridge office, we offer hybrid working, so it is possible to be based anywhere in the UK if you can commit to attending site once a week or as/when required for client meetings.    The Science and Emerging Technology (SET) team members have backgrounds in science, innovation and technology policy, and other natural and social science disciplines. We are looking for applicants with a postgraduate degree (Masters or PhD) or equivalent experience in one of these areas.   RAND Europe has an extensive skills and development programme that will build your capabilities and equip you for the range of challenging and exciting tasks that we will ask you to work on. You will also have dedicated support for your personal development.
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2022-1291
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.   RAND Europe has offices in Cambridge and Brussels and continues to develop its portfolio of European work. RAND Europe employs approximately 150 researchers: just over half of our research staff have doctorates with the balance holding other post-graduate degrees.   Our work lies on the continuum between that of universities and consultancies, combining the academic rigour of universities and the professional, task orientated approach of consultancies. In addition to our strong ethos of evidence-based research, RAND Europe is a values-driven organisation, and our experience shows that our most successful researchers closely align their behaviours with our value set.   RAND Europe now seeks to recruit a Part time Office Manager to be based in our Brussels office. The Office Manager will be responsible for day-to-day management of RAND Europe’s Brussels office and provide administrative support across all areas of company operations. They will report to RAND Europe’s Operations Director, but liaise closely with other colleagues in the UK, including the Office & Facilities Manager and Head of HR.   The successful candidate will be able to work 4 hours a day, 5 days a week on site. (Unfortunately, working from home is not available for this role)   It is envisaged that this role will also be key to supporting ongoing European growth, including the potential establishment of operations in the Netherlands. In the long term, travel between offices may be necessary and increased working hours may be required dependant on needs of the organisation. 
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2022-1290
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.   RAND Europe has offices in Cambridge and Brussels, and employs approximately 140 researchers: just over half of our research staff have doctorates with the balance holding other post-graduate degrees. Our work lies on the continuum between that of universities and consultancies, combining the academic rigour of universities and the professional, task orientated approach of consultancies. In addition to our strong ethos of evidence-based research, RAND Europe is a values-driven organisation, and our experience shows that our most successful researchers closely align their behaviours with our value set.   The Defence & Security (D&S) research group conducts a wide-ranging portfolio of research for a diverse client base in the UK, Europe and beyond. Our clients include UK and other national Ministries of Defence, other government departments, EU institutions (e.g. European Commission, European Defence Agency), and international defence and security organisations (e.g. NATO, UN), and various third sector organisations.   Our team’s work covers a broad range of public policy issue issues, including: - Defence Strategy, Policy and Capability (strategy; policy and planning; capability) - Defence Industry and Acquisition (industry; acquisition; international cooperation & institutions) - Defence Workforce and Skills (public sector; industry; Armed Forces community) - Security (national/international security, counter terrorism, preventing and countering violent extremism, human security, border security) - Technology, Disruption and Uncertainty (emerging technology; future threats and uncertainty; cybersecurity and the information environment; defence innovation) - Sustainability and Resilience (climate and decarbonisation; energy and energy security; critical infrastructure; emergency response) Researchers in the Defence & Security group originate from a diverse range of nationalities, disciplines, and professional backgrounds including consultancy, academia, international institutions, NGOs, the civil service, and the military. There are many opportunities for career progression within RAND, for diversification of research working alongside the other groups and in the specialist centres within the organisation, and for collaboration across the wider RAND Corporation   Our work in emerging technology revolves around analysing the defence and security implications of emerging technologies, from artificial intelligence to quantum technology, across both the virtual (e.g. cyber and information) and traditional military domains (e.g. air, land, maritime).   The multi-disciplinary nature of RAND Europe enables our research to cut across multiple sectors and covers a range of policy-relevant issues such as opportunities, risks and threats of emerging technologies, innovation, trust and ethics, workforce issues and skills, and others. Some recent examples of our work in this area can be found here: https://www.rand.org/randeurope/research/defence/cyber.html   The focus of this role is to help lead or contribute to business development and project delivery for our “Technology, Disruption and Uncertainty” portfolio. The role is ideally suited to an individual who is committed to examining the challenges and opportunities associated with emerging technology within a defence context and bringing this to the forefront of policy and decision-making.   We are looking for an individual with a track record of leading or managing research studies and/or consultancy projects in emerging technology-related areas, and with a proven ability to write research proposals and win work as well as contribute to thought leadership in this space
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2022-1289
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.   RAND Europe has offices in Cambridge and Brussels, and employs approximately 140 researchers: just over half of our research staff have doctorates with the balance holding other post-graduate degrees. Our work lies on the continuum between that of universities and consultancies, combining the academic rigour of universities and the professional, task orientated approach of consultancies. In addition to our strong ethos of evidence-based research, RAND Europe is a values-driven organisation, and our experience shows that our most successful researchers closely align their behaviours with our value set.   RAND Europe’s Health and Wellbeing Research Group focuses on research and analysis that aims to improve healthcare, health and wellbeing and public health. Our team of around two dozen researchers works at all levels of health policy, from individual initiatives to improve health service organisation and delivery to whole-system policy challenges and international policy issues.   Researchers in the Health and Wellbeing Group collaborate extensively with university-based researchers, particularly through the Cambridge Centre for Health Services Research, a partnership between RAND Europe and the University of Cambridge (including the Research Methods Hub; www.cchsr.phpc.cam.ac.uk).   The Health and Wellbeing Group includes people from a range of disciplines including health economics, epidemiology, public health, health services research, implementation science and quality improvement, psychology, and sociology. We work in a flexible and multi-disciplinary way, assembling teams for specific proposals and projects that draw on skills and capacity across the research group and beyond, including qualitative and quantitative methods, and drawing on the methodological innovations of RAND as a whole.    This breadth and depth of methods, topics and resources enables us to take on complex, multi-dimensional research challenges, and to stay at the forefront of research methods and policy issues. Our offices are in Cambridge and Brussels, and we work with clients throughout Europe and beyond     We wish to recruit an experienced Senior Quantitative Researcher to lead their own research portfolio within the Health and Wellbeing Group at RAND Europe. We anticipate that the successful applicant would lead a wide range of research projects for national and international clients and research funders from both the public and private sector. This will include leading all stages of proposals and projects, as well as taking a strategic approach to developing a broader area of research and the relationships, capacities and opportunities to realise it in practice. This post would suit those who have completed their Post-graduate training and have begun to establish themselves as independent researchers.    
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2022-1288
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.   RAND Europe has offices in Cambridge and Brussels, and employs approximately 140 researchers: just over half of our research staff have doctorates with the balance holding other post-graduate degrees. Our work lies on the continuum between that of universities and consultancies, combining the academic rigour of universities and the professional, task orientated approach of consultancies. In addition to our strong ethos of evidence-based research, RAND Europe is a values-driven organisation, and our experience shows that our most successful researchers closely align their behaviours with our value set.   RAND Europe is looking for a highly experienced Defence and Security Research Analyst to develop, lead and deliver public policy research focused on the UK government, European Union and beyond. This position provides you with an opportunity to work at an internationally respected research organisation. Here, you will conduct collaborative research in an intellectually stimulating, fast-paced and diverse working environment. You will directly inform government policy and decision-making at the highest levels and generate impact from your research for the public good. RAND Europe offers the chance to work on a variety of topics and teams, learning from a range of different colleagues, clients and collaborators.   The Defence & Security Research Group conducts a wide-ranging portfolio of research for a diverse client base in the UK, Europe and beyond. Our clients include UK government departments (e.g. Ministry of Defence, Home Office), EU institutions (e.g. European Commission, European Parliament), national and international defence and security organisations (e.g. national defence departments, NATO), and various third sector and humanitarian organisations. Our work covers a broad range of public policy issue issues, including: - Defence (strategy, policy and capability; acquisition; technology; space; Defence economics; futures and foresight; emerging technology; gaming and operational analysis; the Armed Forces Community and the Defence workforce; - Security (terrorism; counter-violent extremism; human security; border security; energy security; resilience; futures, scenarios and trends; critical infrastructure; cybersecurity; cybercrime; digital society trends; impact of technology) Researchers in the Defence & Security group originate from a diverse range of nationalities, disciplines and professional backgrounds including academia, government, military, industry and consultancy.    
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2022-1287