Research Analyst / Senior Research Analyst – Tax Laws


Trilateral Research

Trilateral Research, a London-based enterprise, specialising in research and the provision of strategic, policy and regulatory advice on new technologies, is seeking to engage one or more Research Analysts. The candidates will be expected to work on Trilateral projects in both the public and private sectors. For more information on our projects, see

The candidate should have a sound understanding of tax laws in Europe and, in particular, tax evasion and tax avoidance practices, as revealed in the Panama Papers and Paradise papers, among various other examples.

The post-holder will be expected to liaise with project partners and stakeholders across the EU and internationally and to deliver high quality research and project outputs in a collaborative and supportive research-intensive environment.

Specific job responsibilities include:

  • Undertaking case studies involving tax evasion and tax avoidance in Europe, including the Panama Papers and the Paradise papers
  • Identifying relevant stakehoders in EU Member States and creating a contact list
  • Designing questionnaires relating to tax evasion and tax avoidance practices in Europe
  • Co-ordinating and participating in focus groups held in selected Member States involving representatives from tax authorities, ministries of finance, auditors, accountants, tax lawyers, etc.
  • Analysing and sharing best practices to combat tax crimes and unfair and immoral tax avoidance
  • Contributing to the development of toolkits and risk assessment methodologies
  • Writing reports and developing other deliverables as required to fulfil contractual obligations
  • Researching and writing content for grant proposals and tender submissions
  • Writing content for peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters, as part of projects, or as an outgrowth from projects
  • Attending and/or presenting at conferences and workshops, involving occasional travel in Europe.


The ideal candidate will have

    • a PhD in economics, taxation and/or finance
    • proven post-doctoral experience in doing case studies
    • strong interpersonal skills
    • strong, demonstrable writing skills and preferably will have already published papers in peer-reviewed journals
    • languages in addition to English.
    • The candidate should preferably be based in the UK or Ireland, but other EU-based candidates are welcome to apply.
    • The candidate should be able to start on 1 May 2018.

In return, you get …

  • A competitive salary
  • Flexible working hours / remote working options
  • Competitive pension scheme
  • Childcare vouchers / Emergency Childcare

We are an Equal Opportunities employer and positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates, regardless of their age, sex, race, disability, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital/civil partnership status, or pregnancy and maternity. We are a Disability Confident committed and Living Wage employer.

To apply, please send your CV to:  All applications should be marked specifically as “application for PROTAX”. We will process on a rolling basis and earlier candidates will be considered first.