Research Assistant, OMFIF

Organisation :


Location : London

Function : Research

Organisation type : Non-governmental Organization (including non-profits and not-for-profits)

Industry : Financial Services

Posted on : 28 Dec 2017

Application Deadline : 11 Jan 2018

The Company:
OMFIF is a dynamic non-lobbying think-tank in the financial sector, including central banks, sovereign funds, public pension plans, consultancies, hedge funds, regulatory bodies and banks. We currently have offices in both London and Singapore. OMFIF designs and delivers wide-ranging seminars and bespoke meetings together with flagship publications and tailored research reports distributed globally for and with its membership.

Job details:
We are recruiting research assistants with acumen and get-up-and-go spirit to join the Research team on a short-term fixed placement basis. The role will primarily consist of research tasks including data collection and analysis, writing, assisting with surveys, and conducting literature reviews, and may also include operational tasks such as managing website content and general office administration.
The ideal candidate will be a self-starter interested in the world economy with good common sense and used to working in a team. We are looking for university students / recent graduates with a background in business, economics, politics, finance or international relations. The right candidate will be equipped with sound research skills, an ability to prioritise and a strong sense of responsibility. Native-level spoken and written English (a second language would be an advantage), good all-round writing skills, attention to detail and a confident phone manner are essential.

Key responsibilities:
▪ Conducting research on monetary and financial policy
▪ Researching new areas of development including pension funds, sovereign funds and others
▪ Updating and preparing material for the organisation’s website

Duration: From three months up to one year with regular intake throughout the year, with possibility of a full-time job for the right candidate.

Start date: Flexible start dates, ideally ASAP in 2018
Working hours: Monday – Friday 9.00-17.30.

Applicants should apply by email to jobs(at), address it to the HR team with the following documents:
▪ Up-to-date CV of no more than two pages.
▪ A separate, single-page, single-spaced covering letter of no more than one page.
▪ Please send the above for the attention of the HR team and include 'Application for Research Assistant' in the email subject line.

If you don’t quite meet the criteria for this position but are interested in what we do, we encourage you to send us your CV to be considered for other roles.