Current Open Positions

In this section you will find positions as a Research Assistant (RA) or Internships which are currently open on LEAP projects or other partner institutes and organizations. Information on how to apply is available in the description of each position.


Pre-Doc Position - (LEAP)

Alexia Delfino (Università Bocconi) and Stefano Fiorin (Università Bocconi) are looking for pre-doc research assistants to work on a variety of projects at the intersection between labor, development and organizational economic, with a focus on gender and vulnerable populations. 

Most of the projects include large scale field experiments which can be at the design stage, ongoing, or at the analysis stage. The ideal candidate has a strong quantitative background and is interested in pursuing a PhD in Economics in the near future. The position is based in Milan, and the candidate will get the opportunity to interact with other PIs in Bocconi University, as well as institutions such as Harvard Business School, LSE, Università Cattolica, Zurich, Oxford and the World Bank.

How to apply: Send an email to following these instructions:
  • in the subject line write “PREDOC 2024 [YOUR SURNAME]”
  • attach a cover letter (of one page max) describing your knowledge of the tools needed for the task, and including the name and email address of two recommendation letter writers
  • attach a CV
  • attach a writing sample in English

For more information, download the full vacancy - here

The deadline to submit your applications is April, 30th 2024. We will not consider any application submitted after the deadline. 



Project Manager - (LSE, LEAP)

The team of Prof. Rocco Macchiavello (LSE, Department of Management) and Iris Steenkamp (LEAP, Bocconi) is looking to hire a Project Manager based in Kigali, Rwanda. The position is ideal for an independent, impact and research driven recent graduate with strong analytical, quantitative, organizational and inter-personal skills. For the past 3 years, the team has been working in close collaboration with a leading coffee multinational (the Partner) to co-design and rigorously evaluate through RCTs sustainability interventions in the Partner’s supply chain. Example of the interventions include roll-out of practices to strengthen relationships with farmers, support towards farm upgrading and tree-rejuvenation, agroforestry, loans, and others. This collaboration has already impacted the way the Partner sources from over 30,000 farmers in Rwanda alone, and we have initiated conversations to scale-up our partnership to other countries in the region and globally. The Project Manager will be the spokesperson of LSE to develop and execute the Research Partnership, will supervise a team of local, in-house, Research Team members, and will be in charge of managing the interventions, supervising data collection, organization, analysis. 


This position would be suited to candidates with a long-term interest in progression to a doctoral program and conducting research in economics. For more information, download the full vacancy - here


How to apply: Complete the J-PAL/IPA common application. After completing a brief registration, choose the Research job category, then select "Project Manager - London School of Economics (based in Kigali)” and include resume, cover letter, and transcripts. Also send those documents at Note that applications with incomplete submissions will not be considered.


Pre-doc Research Assistant - (LEAP, Università di Pavia)

Marinella Leone (University of Pavia and LEAP) is looking for a full-time Pre-Doc to work on various exciting research projects, under the project "Gender-Based Violence: improving awareness and reducing underreporting among youth".

One major project focuses on the prevention of gender-based violence among youth with Andrea Guariso (Bicocca and LEAP), Selim Gulesci (TCD and LEAP) and Alejandra Ramos (TCD).

How to apply

Please follow the procedure outlined in the link below

The deadline to submit your applications is May, 10th 2024 (noon)