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Research Assistant/Associate x 2 (Fixed Term)

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 December 2021 in the first instance.

The Faculty of Economics is looking to hire up to two post-doctoral candidates starting June 2019 or soon after. The posts are attached to Dr Koen Jochmans's ERC project on inference in micro econometric models (MiMo). We are primarily looking for theoretical micro-econometricians with interest in panel data models and the econometrics of networks. Broader interests are welcomed. Excellent programming skills in Matlab and/or Stata would be a valuable asset.

There is no required teaching, but if the candidate(s) wants they can supplement their salary through limited teaching duties. They will also be expected to assist with the academic aspects of organizing two research conferences related to the ERC grant.

The candidates will be active members of the Economics Faculty and of the Econometrics group in particular. The group is comprised of Richard Smith, Andrew Harvey, Oliver Linton, Alexei Onatski and Debopam Bhattacharya.

Successful candidates who have been awarded their PhD will be employed on University Grade 7 for Research Associates (Fellowships), with the salary starting at £32,236 to £39,609 per annum, and those without a PhD by June 2019 will be employed on University Grade 5 for Research Assistants starting at £26,243 to £31,302* per annum. Research Associates would also have the possibility of joining one of the colleges of the University of Cambridge.

Applications should consist of:

  • expression of interest cover letter;
  • a curriculum vitae;
  • job market paper;
  • supplementary material containing other available research papers;
  • any other material deemed relevant by the candidate.

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. Informal enquiries about the role may be directed to Mrs Katia Averina, Personnel Assistant (

Please quote reference JH14052 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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