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Leverhulme Trust funded Research Associate (fields of economics, computer science and neuroscience) (Fixed Term)


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

The Faculty of Economics is looking to hire a Research Associate/Postdoctoral Fellow starting early 2023 although the starting date is negotiable. The current funding is guaranteed from the Leverhulme Trust.

We are looking for a candidate with a background/interest in interdisciplinary research and teaching straddling the fields of economics, computer science and neuroscience. The post is attached to Prof. Peter Bossaerts' Leverhulme Trust International Professorship. The research aims at exploring and understanding human adaptability in the face of uncertainty induced by complexity. For this position, the successful candidate should be an expert in general equilibrium theory in economics. Exposure to experimental research on human decision-making, and/or to applications in computer science regarding computational complexity, are desirable.

The successful candidate will be expected to work on issues of computational complexity in general equilibrium, such as difficulty of problem solving at the agent level. S/he is to aim to publish in high-impact academic journals. The successful candidate is expected to contribute to the collegial and intellectual life of the Economics Faculty and help promote interdisciplinarity across campus.

Successful candidates who have been awarded their PhD and have shown prior work experience in the aforementioned areas will be employed on University Grade 7 for Research Associates, starting at £33,309- £40,927 per annum.

Applications should consist of:

  • a curriculum vitae;

  • expression of interest cover letter;

  • transcripts proving prior education in relevant fields,

  • published prior work on relevant topics.

Three references will be sought upon receipt of application.

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Informal enquiries about the role may be directed to Monika Czajka, HR Coordinator (hr@econ.cam.ac.uk).

Please quote reference JH31906 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.

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