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Open Europe’s mission is to conduct rigorous analysis and produce recommendations on which to base the UK’s new relationship with the EU and its trading relationships with the rest of the world. We aim to inform Government policy and public debate.

Following the UK’s decision to leave the EU, our programme of research and consultation will focus particularly on:

  • The UK’s new relationship with the EU, including trade, security and political cooperation.
  • The most important opportunities for trading relationships with nations outside the EU.
  • Productive international cooperation across areas such as immigration, research and development, cross-border investment and financial services.

Please visit our website to familiarise yourself with our research and our objectives.


You will work with the research team, contributing to forthcoming policy research publications and/or rapid response blogs. You may also be asked to assist with organising events or to provide briefings for other team members. The role also involves media monitoring.

Tasks include:

  • Background research to assist our policy team;
  • Drafting written work;
  • Assisting in economic data analysis;
  • Monitoring European media relevant to the work of Open Europe;
  • Logistical support for events planning.


  • You should have or expect to gain a first or 2:1. Applications from all subjects are welcome, but candidates with an economics background are particularly encouraged, particularly those with an understanding of macroeconomics and trade economics;
  • You must be able to demonstrate strong research skills and have excellent written English;
  • Proficiency in at least one non-English European language is highly desirable (with Scandinavian, Slavic and Eastern European languages particularly sought);
  • Candidates must share Open Europe’s objectives – do familiarise yourself with our policy positions by reading our blog;
  • Applicants with experience of research work as well as campaigning and/or events organising will be viewed favourably.

Closing date

Applications for this post closed 11:59pm on Friday 19th January 2018