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Postdoctoral Research Assistant/Research Associate (Fixed Term)

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance.

The Faculty of Economics and The Janeway Institute are looking to hire a post-doctoral candidate starting September 2024. Eligible candidates include those who have recently been awarded a doctoral degree or expect to receive their degree in Economics or Computer Science by September 2024.

Candidates should have expertise in machine learning, in combination with strong skills in statistics, economic theory, and network analysis. Experience in managing large data sets would be helpful.

The successful candidate is expected to engage closely with researchers at the Faculty of Economics.

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. The candidate will also be expected to be an active member of the Economics Faculty and the Janeway Institute.

Appointment at Research Associate level is dependent on having a PhD. Those who have submitted but not yet received their PhD by the start date will be appointed as a Research Assistant (Grade 5, Point 38 £32,982). Upon award of their PhD, the individual will be appointed to Research Associate (Grade 7, Point 41 £36,024).

Applications should consist of:

  • a curriculum vitae;

  • expression of interest cover letter;

  • job market paper;

  • supplementary material containing other available research papers.

Three references will be sought upon receipt of application.

We particularly welcome applications from women for this vacancy as they are currently under-represented at this level in our Faculty.

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Informal enquiries about the role may be directed to Monika Czajka, HR Coordinator (

Please quote reference JH39164 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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