About RAND Europe
RAND Europe is an independent not-for-profit policy research organisation. Our mission is to help improve policy- and decision-making through evidence, research and analysis. We realise our mission by undertaking objective, balanced and relevant research, sharing our insights and information widely, and working in partnership with a range of clients and collaborators.
RAND Europe has offices in Brussels and Cambridge and employs approximately 80 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 academic rigour with a professional, task-orientated approach.
The Home Affairs and Social Policy Programme
This team undertakes research and analysis in policy areas including crime and justice, employment, well-being at work, child and family policy, migration, education and public sector improvement. Our clients include European Union institutions and agencies, UK and other national governments, charitable foundations and private sector entities.
The Research Leader position
We wish to recruit an experienced quantitative researcher to join the Home Affairs team to take a leading role in our thriving portfolio of evaluation research, particularly in the field of education.
We are looking for a researcher with expert knowledge and experience of quantitative research design and statistical analysis methods. Knowledge and experience of randomised controlled trials is desirable but not essential.
The position involves taking a leading role in overseeing the delivery of a portfolio of research studies in the field of education and wider social policy, as well as the opportunity to shape the future direction of this area of work at RAND, in line with our mission and values.
The successful candidate will be joining an established and experienced team of professional researchers with a diverse range of interests and backgrounds. Supporting and developing junior researchers is an important aspect of the post.
The role involves the application of quantitative methods in the field of education, but we welcome applications from candidates with wider interests in social policy and evaluation who are able to demonstrate that they have suitable experience with the application and use of quantitative and statistical methods. The successful candidate would be actively encouraged to contribute to a broader range of research across the Home Affairs team and the organisation as a whole.
We welcome applications from candidates to would like to work part-time or full time.