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Research Assistant/Associate (Fixed Term) x 2

Fixed-term: The funds for these posts are available for 3 years in the first instance.

The Faculty of Economics, Cambridge University has two Postdoctoral Research Fellowships available for candidates working in Networks, crowds and markets and Transmission mechanisms and economic policy who have recently been awarded a doctoral degree or expect to receive their degree by September 2020. The Fellowships are for a period of three 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 below 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)

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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 2020 will be employed on University Grade 5 for Research Assistants starting at £26,715 to £30,942 per annum and once awarded their PhD the salary will be upgraded to Grade 7 for Research Associates (Fellowships), starting at £32,816 to £40,322 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.

3 references will be sought upon receipt of application.

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The deadline for applications is Monday 02 March 2020.

Queries may be directed to Marion Reusch, Cambridge-INET Institute Administrator,

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

Please quote reference JH22324 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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.

Further information

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