We currently have one vacancy:

CSAE Research Assistant

Contract: 20 hours per week
Salary: casual payroll at usual RA rates
Deadline: 02 February 2023 (12 noon GMT)
Apply now: To apply please send a CV and covering statement to Elizabeth Stuart email


The role
Reporting to Stefan Dercon and Elizabeth Stuart, this role is to assist in a review of the Centre for the Study of African Economies (CSAE). Dercon and Stuart are interviewing a number of CSAE stakeholders and alumni to understand how the Centre is currently performing and assess whether it is taking full advantage of its positioning both within Oxford, and in the global development research and policy communities. The position holder would assist Stuart (and Dercon) in organising and conducting a set of semi-structured interviews and a small survey, and in writing up results.


  1. Manage own research and administrative activities, within guidelines provided by senior colleagues.
  2. Contribute to the design of research materials and make arrangements for data gathering.
  3. Gather, analyse, and present qualitative and/or quantitative data from a variety of sources.
  4. Contribute to research write ups as necessary.
  5. Liaise with a large number of stakeholders in organisations in a range of countries.
  6. Contribute to wider project planning.
  7. Other tasks as appropriate.

Selection criteria
Essential selection criteria

  • Hold a first degree, together with some relevant experience
  • Working toward a doctorate in a specialist discipline
  • Excellent research skills
  • Ability to manage own research and administrative activities
  • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to write text that conveys research ideas in a compelling manner
  • Excellent organisational skills with a flexible can-do approach, self-motivation and a willingness to adapt to changing needs and priorities.

Desirable selection criteria

  • Experience of working in a research team
  • Understanding of development studies literature and current policy issues

To apply
Please note that only applicants with an existing UK work visa will be considered. To apply please send a CV and covering statement to Elizabeth Stuart email