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R&D, Associate

London (Central)
Closing date
2 Feb 2023

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Full Time
Where will they be working?
Hybrid - mostly office
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We help our clients stay ahead of changes that impact their businesses, navigating complexity and risk. We deliver deep tax technical, people and legal expertise, while providing the critical context to make informed and compliant decisions. With clients ranging from multinational organisations and public sector bodies to entrepreneurs and family businesses, the work we do is diverse.

An exciting role for a technology enthusiast, interested in learning and writing about innovative technologies being developed in the UK. It is also an opportunity to learn about the UK Research & Development (R&D) tax legislation, and how this legislation is applied and rewards the companies that carry out the R&D.
The role is ideal for a Computer Scientist or other engineering university graduate
who is interested in gaining a broad knowledge of current R&D areas. It will involve collaboration with a large PwC team of legislation and technology experts.

Typical activities to be performed include:

  • Join technology interviews and write detailed notes

  • Write initial drafts summarising the technology interviews

  • Research to help summarise the technology terms discussed

  • Write documents that summarise the R&D analysis process

  • Work with tools [e.g. Power Point] to prepare presentations

  • Preparation of emails to send to engineers being interviewed

  • On the job training to learn and summarise areas of technology

  • Optional: Work with tools [e.g. Excel or Alteryx] to help quantify R&D


  • Effective verbal and written communication skills (English)

  • Computer science or other engineering related university degree or masters

  • Strong technical documentation writing skills

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and Google’s office suite

  • Optional: Working knowledge of Microsoft Excel (or Alteryx) tools


  • Enthusiasm about learning new technologies and writing summaries of these

  • Consistently demonstrate teamwork dynamics by working as a team member

  • Takes responsibility to complete tasks in time and at a high standard

  • Contribute to a positive working environment building collaborative

  • relationships with team members; proactively seeks guidance and feedback

  • Committed to continuous training and to proactively learning

  • Ability to analyse and anticipate requests and act according to expectations


  • Degree or Masters in a computer science or engineering related discipline

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The skills we look for
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The Deal
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Our commitment to you
We’re committed to building a culture that empowers all of our people to thrive and feel a sense of belonging at PwC. Learn more.

Application support
If you’re a person with a disability, if you’re neurodivergent, or if you have a condition that you believe may affect your performance during our selection process, we’ll be happy to make reasonable adjustments to our processes for you. Learn more.


Our values define how we do things. And our purpose is why we exist - now more than ever - to build trust in society and solve important problems for our clients and our communities. In a world we no longer recognise, we need to rely on the strength and agility of our people to help us to navigate these uncertain times.

We're committed to ensuring that care and our people's wellbeing remains central to our culture. While we may not know what’s ahead, we can do all we can to help shape the future. As we continue to navigate this unprecedented time, it’s important that we support our people, to help them take care of themselves and to ensure the right support is available when it’s needed.

For now, we ask you to join our talent network and stay in touch with what’s happening in real time, including new possibilities as they arise. Visit our website for more information on how we’re responding to this pandemic and what changes we’re making to our recruitment process. 

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Opportunities are at the heart of a career with us.   Opportunities for you to sharpen your skills, collaborate with experts, build lasting relationships and make an impact in a place where people, quality and value mean everything.

Our offer to you...

·         Be part of the world’s leading professional services network and enjoy the benefits that come with that.

·         Meet and collaborate with highly talented people from diverse backgrounds, developing new ways of thinking, creating value for you, for PwC and for our clients.

·         Work in a challenging and stimulating environment where you’ll be inspired to reach your full potential.

·         Identify and develop your skills, build on your existing strengths and discover new ones you didn’t know you had. Watch your expertise and influence grow with us.


The PwC deal

No matter which area of the business you choose to join, all offer the same deal.  The opportunity to grow as an individual, to meet new people, and build lasting relationships that will stay with you for life.  All whilst making an impact in a place where people, quality, and value, mean everything.  Your hard work will be rewarded with a competitive salary and a personally tailored benefits package.


What you need to bring to us

Your intellect, willingness to learn, ability to build relationships, put yourself in others’ shoes, while always making a positive impact with our clients and each other.

The skills, insights and connections you develop at PwC are career defining wherever your career may take you. It’s the opportunity of a lifetime. Take it.



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