PhD recruitment, senior roles, consulting associates, economic analysts and internships

Positions Available

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  • Internships
  • Economic Analyst
  • Consulting Associate
  • Senior Associate (PhD)
  • Senior consulting roles

Click here to review and apply to open positions with the European Antitrust and Competition Economics practice (London, Brussels, and Munich).

Internships

Brussels - We are looking to recruit interns for our Brussels office. We are accepting applications from candidates studying economics at either Master or PhD/DPhil level. Candidates should have a strong foundation in microeconomics, preferably with a specialisation in industrial economics and/or econometrics. A high degree of numeracy, a strong writing ability, some research experience and the ability to manipulate data are essential. Our internship will mirror our full-time Analyst role (see below). You will work closely with senior staff on projects across a variety of industries. Tasks will be both varied and interesting and will give the participant a greater understanding of what it is like to work as an economist at CRA.

Recruiting Timeline:  Applications are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year for our internship in Brussels. The start date of the internship as well as the duration of the internship is flexible (usually three to six months).

London - Our London office offers full-time summer internships for a duration of 6 to 8 weeks. Candidates should be in their third year of a Bachelor’s degree or are studying for, or have finished, a Master’s or PhD/DPhil. Candidates should have a strong foundation in microeconomics, preferably with a specialisation in industrial economics and/or econometrics. Numeracy and the ability to manipulate data would be a strong advantage.  Our internship will mirror our full-time Analyst/Consulting Associate role. You will work closely with senior staff on projects across a variety of industries. Tasks will be both varied and interesting and will give the participant a greater understanding of what it is like to work as an economist at CRA.

Recruiting Timeline:  Candidates wishing to receive full consideration for Summer 2018 internships in London are advised to submit an application between September 1, 2017 and March 16, 2018. Applications will be accepted after these dates on a rolling basis.

 

Economic Analyst

We recruit a few graduates to the position of Economic Analyst. Analysts assist with cases, particularly with data work and industry research, as well as with general research and information management tasks. These positions are ideally suited to a candidate considering postgraduate study, but who would appreciate a year's employment experience and an insight into the world of economic consulting before returning to university.

Candidates should have (or expect to obtain) a good first degree in economics, and a strong background in microeconomics, preferably with a particular interest in industrial economics. Numeracy and the ability to manipulate data and write clearly are also important. Candidates should be able to demonstrate the personal qualities that make a successful consultant.

Recruiting Timeline:  Candidates wishing to receive full consideration for Analyst (2018 Start) positions are advised to submit an application between September 1, 2017 and December 1, 2017. Applications will be accepted after these dates on a rolling basis.

 

Consulting Associate

The standard position for which we recruit candidates without relevant economic consultancy experience is Consulting Associate. Successful candidates will be expected to rapidly take on genuine responsibility, assisting Partners and other senior staff by providing conceptual and practical input to projects as required.

Candidates for these positions must have a good first degree in economics and a postgraduate qualification (MA/MSc/MPhil or PhD/DPhil) in economics from well-regarded institutions. They should have a strong foundation in microeconomics, preferably with a specialism in industrial economics, and be able to demonstrate the personal qualities that make a successful consultant. A high degree of numeracy and some comfort with data manipulation is essential, and familiarity with econometric techniques would also be an advantage. 

Recruiting Timeline:  Candidates wishing to receive full consideration for Consulting Associate (2018 Start) positions are advised to submit an application between September 1, 2017 and December 1, 2017. Applications will be accepted after these dates on a rolling basis.

 

Senior Associate (PhD)

PhDs applicants come in at the Senior Associate level. PhD applicants are expected to have a PhD from a top academic university in either economics or finance related subjects. We are particularly interested in hiring PhDs with experience working with large data sets and therefore empirical PhDs, regardless of the subject topic, are highly valued. For those with non-empirical PhDs a focus on Industrial Organization is an obvious advantage although not essential.

Successful PhD candidates, will be expected to rapidly take on genuine responsibility, assisting Partners and other senior staff by providing conceptual and practical input to competition case work as required. The role brings with it the possibility of working on some of the largest and most significant competition cases in Europe, playing a key role in the shaping of the cases.

Recruiting Timeline:  Candidates wishing to receive full consideration for Senior Associate (2018 Start) positions are advised to submit an application between September 1, 2017 and November 28, 2017. Applications will be accepted after these dates on a rolling basis.

 

Senior role recruiting

Applicants for senior positions should have extensive and relevant experience preferably in economic/antitrust consultancy, as well as a strong academic background in economics. We are always interested in applications from candidates who have relevant experience and might therefore be suitable for a more senior position within us. The basic prerequisites for such candidates are the same as for entry-level positions, in that a strong academic background in economics is essential. However, candidates should also have professional experience in economic consultancy, competition/regulatory authorities, or other employment with relevance to our areas of work. Senior candidates should be able to demonstrate an ability to manage more junior colleagues and to have extensive client contact at an early stage.

Recruiting Timeline:  Senior level candidates are considered on a rolling basis throughout the year by means of a full curriculum vitae and covering letter.  Please detail in your covering letter your geographic preference (Brussels, London or Munich) and why you are interested in the European Antitrust and Competition Economics practice. Please submit your curriculum vitae and covering letter as attachments in an email to recruitment.economics@crai.com.

 

Direct applications only please - agency applications will not be considered

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