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Multiple Locations
£40,000 - £50,000 per year
TASO is looking to recruit a Senior Quantitative Researcher to join our Research and Evaluation (R&E) team.

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London, Greater London
£40,000 - £50,000 per year
Permanent, Part-time, Full-time
Job description

About TASO:

The Centre for Transforming Access and Student Outcomes (TASO) is an affiliate What Works
Centre, and part of the UK Government’s What Works Movement. Our vision is to eliminate
equality gaps in higher education (HE). Our mission is to improve lives through evidence-
informed practice.

TASO was set up in 2019 within King’s College London and became an independent charity on
1 April 2021. Our work focuses on the generation, synthesis and dissemination of high-quality
evidence about effective practice in widening participation and student outcomes. We primarily
focus on developing and disseminating causal evidence (categorised as type 3 in the Office for
Students’ Standard of Evidence).

The Role
TASO is looking to recruit a Senior Quantitative Researcher to join our Research and
Evaluation (R&E) team. The post-holder will report to the Deputy Director (Research) and play a
cross cutting role across the team, providing expert support on quasi-experimental evaluations
and randomised controlled trials to identify what works to reduce inequality in HE.
Among other responsibilities, the role will include:
● Quality assuring analysis and evaluation plans. Providing quality assurance both
internally to the R&E team (e.g. to code and analysis), and to work that TASO has
commissioned from external evaluators (e.g. to research protocols).
● Conducting in-house data analysis. Providing data analysis (ideally using R) for short-
term in-house projects addressing inequalities in HE.
● Project managing impact evaluations. Overseeing and managing a suite of
evaluations, including quasi-experimental impact evaluations and randomised controlled
trials, working in partnership with universities and external evaluators.
● Internal capacity building. Supporting and upskilling the team in conducting complex
analysis and using large administrative datasets to support the organisation’s mission.
● Upskilling HE practitioners in evaluation, analysis and use of data. Working with
colleagues in the R&E team to produce external resources and training to support the
sector to deliver robust evaluation.
● Shaping the centre. Working with colleagues and the senior management team to
refine TASO’s processes and policies, specifically those relating to data management.

The attributes we are looking for in a Senior Quantitative Researcher
Applicants will be expected to demonstrate their skills and experience against the following
criteria in their written application and at interview, for those short-listed.
Knowledge and Experience
● High level of expertise in analysing quantitative data for impact evaluation using R or
● Experience in leading randomised controlled trials and/or quasi-experimental evaluations
(ideally in educational settings), and capability to conduct power calculations and
● Experience working in a research organisation and working creatively to overcome
statistical challenges.
● Training in econometrics or statistics for impact evaluation.
Skills and abilities
● An ability to make analytical decisions independently and rapidly, and to consult with
experts or more senior colleagues when needed.
● Ability to work at a fast pace and to tight deadlines where appropriate.

● Commitment to eliminating equality gaps in higher education; a passion for the agenda
of What Works Centres and the broader agenda around evidence-based policy and
practice in public services.
● Driven, with a personal style that supports the achievement of team goals – a natural
collaborator, networker and convener who makes connections and brings others

Initial Terms and Conditions of Appointment
• Remuneration: £40,000-£50,000 pa - depending on experience
• Location: Central London. Following government guidelines for working during COVID-19.
Scope to work from home up to 2 days per week. Candidates must have the right to work in the
• Term: Permanent. We welcome responses from either full-time or part-time applicants.

How to apply
To apply, please send a CV and supporting statement (maximum 2 A4 pages) outlining clearly
how you meet the above criteria  “Senior Researcher” in the Subject
of the email.

Additional documents
Senior Quantitative Researcher Job Description (.docx)
Application Instructions

To apply, please send a CV and supporting statement (maximum 2 A4 pages) outlining clearly how you meet the above criteria citing “Senior Researcher” in the Subject of the email.

Posted on: 22 July 2021
Closing date: 21 August 2021
Tags: Policy/Research,Senior Management
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