Lead Analyst, Policy & Engagement

National Centre for Universities and Business’s (NCUB)

Contract type
Permanent, full-time
Closing date
01 Nov 2021
London SE1 (with the potential for flexible working)

If successful, you’ll join the NCUB at an exciting time in our development as we take on new analytical work and start the process of establishing a new insights service: NCUB Analytics. 

The Lead Analyst will play a fundamental part in developing NCUB Analytics, which will help leaders and policymakers access new and real-time data on the UK’s research talent, capabilities and investments using modern technology in new and innovative ways to develop evidence and underpin policy. 

Specifically, you’ll help to shape NCUB’s research programme and provide the technical expertise, playing a strategic role in growing our analytical capacity and capabilities, and enhancing our reputation for high quality research, innovation and skills analysis.

This is an analytically demanding role, and the successful candidate will offer expertise in statistical analysis, a conceptual grasp of statistical methods and experience of using data to identify and explore new questions.   

The role would suit someone who has formal training in statistical or econometric analysis, and we would welcome applications from academia, as well as the private and public sectors. Candidates will be inquisitive and able to act with initiative, identifying interesting research questions and designing suitable ways of gathering and collecting evidence. 

Whilst the Lead Analyst will undertake some research directly, you must also be capable of working collaboratively with others, within the NCUB team but also with our strategic and expert partners, to commission and oversee development of new research.  


The National Centre for Universities and Business (NCUB) is an independent think-tank and registered charity focused on making the UK the best place in the world for universities and businesses to collaborate. We believe that collaboration is critical to tackling many of the greatest challenges facing the world today, from driving the research and innovations that will help make us healthier, wealthier and greener, to delivering the highly skilled, diverse and adaptable workforce needed to drive the future.

For further information or to request a candidate application pack, please contact our retained consultant Julian Smith at Memcom executive.


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