Postdoctoral Research Associate/Research Assistant in Economics

University of Cambridge Faculty of Economics

United Kingdom

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for up to 2 years in the first instance.

The Faculty of Economics is looking to hire a post-doctoral candidate starting around June 2020, although the starting date is negotiable. The current funding is guaranteed from the European Research Council.

We are looking for candidates with a background/interest in either experimental economics, development economics and/or economic networks. The post is attached to Dr Matthew Elliott's ERC project on Embedded markets and the economy (EMBED). The project includes laboratory experiments, field experiments in India, empirics and theory, and it involves collaborations with Prof. Agranov (Caltech), Prof. Chandrasekhar (Stanford) and Prof. Golub (Harvard). The successful candidate will be expected to coauthor papers that form part of the project and to develop independent research. There is flexibility regarding which aspects of the project the candidate will be involved with. The candidate will also be expected to be an active member of the Economics Faculty and in particular the networks group comprised of Prof. Goyal, Prof. Carvahlo. Dr. Elliott and Dr. Gallo. He/she will also assist with the academic aspects of organising research workshops related to the ERC grant.

Successful candidates who have been awarded their PhD will be employed on University Grade 7 for Research Associates, starting at £32,816 to £40,322 per annum, and those without a PhD by the start date will be employed on University Grade 5 for Research Assistants starting at £26,715 to £30,942 per annum. Research Fellows would also have the possibility of joining a college.

Applications should consist of:

  • A curriculum vitae;

  • Expression of interest cover letter;

  • Job market paper;

  • Supplementary material containing other available research papers.

Three references will be sought upon receipt of application.

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The deadline for applications is Thursday 28th January 2021.

Please include details of your referees, including email address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.

Any queries regarding this position should be directed to Monika Czajka, HR Coordinator, via e-mail

Please quote reference JH25248 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

We particularly welcome applications from women for this vacancy as they are currently under-represented at this level in our Faculty.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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