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Cambridge-INET Institute Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (Research Assistant or Research Associate) (Fixed Term)

The Faculty of Economics, Cambridge University has a number of Postdoctoral Research Fellowships available for candidates working in networks, macroeconomics, microeconomics and econometrics who have recently been awarded a doctoral degree or expect to receive their degree by September 2018. The Fellowships are for a period of 3 years.

The Fellowships will be based at the Cambridge-INET Institute. The Cambridge-INET Institute was created to facilitate critical enquiry and broaden and accelerate the development of economic thinking.

We welcome applications from researchers working on areas related to the four themes of the institute (a non-exclusive list of topics of interest is in parenthesis)

  • Networks, crowds and markets (including theoretical, empirical and experimental research)
  • Transmission mechanisms and economic policy (including firms and sectors in macroeconomics; households heterogeneity; monetary and fiscal policy in closed and open economies);
  • Information, uncertainty and incentives (including game theory and behavioural economics; the theme is mainly concerned with theoretical issues, however, applications of economic theory, in particular to banking and finance, are also welcomed)
  • Empirical analysis of financial markets (including high dimensional econometrics; high-frequency trading and market-microstructure; big data)

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Successful candidates should demonstrate an ability to develop their own research ideas and also work as part of the strong networks research group in Cambridge. It is expected that successful candidates' work will be at the cutting edge of the research frontier with a view to future publications in world leading journals.

Successful candidates who have not yet received their PhD by September 2018 will be employed on University Grade 5 for Research Assistants starting at £25,728 to £30,688* per annum and once awarded their PhD the salary will be upgraded to Grade 7 for Research Associates (Fellowships), starting at £31,604 to £38,833 per annum. Fellows would also have the possibility of joining a college.

Applications should consist of: - a curriculum vitae; - expression of interest cover letter outlining how you would be able to contribute to Cambridge-INET in light of your research interests; - job market paper; - supplementary material containing other available research papers.

Three references will be sought upon receipt of application.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Further information is available via the link below. Queries may be directed to Marion Reusch, Cambridge-INET Institute Administrator, email:

Please quote reference JH13428 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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