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Reference: 71295

Date Added: 3 June 2019
Closing Date: 30 June 2019

Job Title: Research Assistant

Working For: ScaleUp Institute

Location: London

Salary: £25,000-£28,000

Job Details

The ScaleUp Institute is seeking a research assistant to join our growing team, working with our Lead Researcher to conduct in-depth quantitative and qualitative analysis on the UK’s fastest growing businesses.

This, private sector, not-for-profit institution is focused on collaborating with corporates, educational establishments and local and national Government to make a real and identifiable impact in helping our UK high growth businesses to grow further and ‘scaleup’. We aim to advance understanding of how to scale up a business, and how to build the most effective environment in which scaleups can flourish.

Main function of job

  • Assisting in the research and analysis of a range of sensitive data and information from Partners and others in the business ecosystem to support the ScaleUp Institute’s programme of work.
  • Working with the Lead Researcher to interpret and analyse a range of statistical information, including numbers of scaleups and pipeline of scaling businesses, through detailed processes and procedures.
  • Contributing to research and local area assessments/ monitoring.
  • Assisting with case study assessments.
  • Supporting the annual scaleup survey and review process of which the research work will play a key role.
  • Supporting the SUI overall work programme.

Education and Experience
Qualifications/education required:

  • A good honours degree (or predicted), with a quantitative component.
  • Computer literacy, in particular experienced in Microsoft Excel.
  • Demonstrable experience of data analysis.

Experience, knowledge and skills required

  • Knowledge, understanding and interest in business growth and public policy.
  • Curiosity and willingness to learn new software or programming languages.
  • Experience with data analytical/statistical software packages (Stata, R, Python, SPSS or equivalent) beneficial.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, including technical writing skills.
  • Highly numerate, with good grasp of statistical reasoning.

Personal Attributes

  • Good team-worker and communicator
  • Reliable and diligent
  • Proactive self-organiser and uses own initiative

A more detailed job specification can be found at: http://www.scaleupinstitute.org.uk/job/research-assistant/

Closing Date: 30 June 2019

Interview/Start Dates

Application Details

Please send a CV and covering letter to: fae.brennan@scaleupinstitute.org.uk

Candidates will be required to perform a short data analysis task prior to interview.

Website: http://www.scaleupinstitute.org.uk/

Additional Notes