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Janeway Institute Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (Research Assistant/Research Associate) (Fixed Term)

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

The Janeway Institute at the Faculty of Economics, Cambridge University has a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship available for candidates working on areas of economics related to networks, crowds and markets. Eligible candidates include those who have recently been awarded a doctoral degree or expect to receive their degree by September 2023. The Fellowship is for a period of 3 years, but shorter appointments can be considered upon request of the candidate.

The Fellowship will be based at the Janeway Institute. The Janeway Institute was created to develop new fundamental ideas, methods and research which push the frontier of economics.

We welcome applications from researchers working on areas of economics related networks, crowds and markets. This includes but is not limited to research into the dynamics of networks, the relationship between markets, states and community networks; how traditional communities shape the behaviour of individuals and groups in a modern economy and the bargaining, production and exchange in networks, with implications for industrial policy and the regulation of markets.

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Successful candidates should demonstrate an ability to develop their own research ideas and indicate how they can contribute to the networks, crowds and markets 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 2023 will be employed on University Grade 5 for Research Assistants starting at £27,929 to £32,348 per annum and once awarded their PhD the salary will be upgraded to Grade 7 for Research Associates (Fellowships), starting at £32,348 to £42,155 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 the Janeway Institute in light of your research interests;

  • a job market paper;

  • supplementary material such as other available research papers;

Three references will be sought upon receipt of application.

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Queries may be directed to Marion Reusch, Janeway Institute Administrator,

Closing Date for applications: 1st December 2022.

First round interviews will be held by mid/late January.

Start date: September 2023, an earlier start is possible upon request.

Please quote reference JH34088 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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