24 Jan 2019

Lead Researcher

The Institute for New Economic Thinking at the Oxford Martin School and the Mathematical Institute are looking for an outstanding scholar to lead a large project focusing on understanding macroeconomics and long-run technological change from the bottom-up using micro-level data and complex systems methods. This is a full-time, 4-year fixed term position, reporting to Professor J Doyne Farmer, who is Complexity Economics Programme Director and Principal Investigator on the project.

The successful candidate will act as the team leader for the group, setting clear task objectives, developing productive working relations and line-managing the other members of the team. They will also be expected to lead in the design of research questions and methodologies, and write up the results for publication in leading economics and interdisciplinary journals. This will also include leadership in the strategic direction of the research and taking a leading role in initiating and developing funding applications.

Applicants will be expected to have a PhD in Economics, Applied Mathematics or related area with significant post-qualification research experience. They will also be expected to possess specialist knowledge in quantitative micro- and macroeconomics, econometrics, data science, networks and complex systems, technological change and innovation, and an established international reputation and publication record.

Please direct informal enquiries to the Recruitment Administrator (email: vacancies@maths.ox.ac.uk), quoting vacancy reference 138223.

Applicants should read the job description before writing their application. You will be required to upload a letter setting out how you meet the selection criteria, a curriculum vitae including full list of publications, a statement of research interests and the contact details of two referees as part of your online application. (NOTE: Applicants are responsible for contacting their referees and making sure that their letters are received by the closing date).
Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. To apply for this post and for further details, including the job description and selection criteria, please click on the link below


Only applications received before 12:00 noon UK time on Friday 8th February 2019 can be considered.

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