Research Fellow in the Economics of Brexit

University of Sussex - School of Business, Management and Economics - Department of Economics

Full time, Fixed term to 31st December 2017

Salary Range
Grade 7: starting at £32,004 and rising to £38,183 per annum
Grade 8: starting at £39,324 and rising to £46,924 per annum   

Expected start date: January 2017

The University of Sussex invites applications for a Research Fellow in the Economics of Brexit in the Department of Economics.  In June 2016, the University established the UK Trade Policy Observatory, which (UKTPO) which is an independent expert group that initiates, comments on and analyses trade policy proposals for the UK following Brexit, and offers training to British policy makers, negotiators and other interested parties through tailored training packages. The UKTPO has a high profile in public debate and good contacts with branches of government dealing with Brexit.

Over the past five years the Department of Economics has expanded considerably as a result of a strategic programme of recruitment aimed at intensifying the quality and depth of our established strengths in applied policy-relevant research. It seeks researchers with outstanding potential to work in a dynamic economics department which focusses on both research outputs and impact and attracts high quality postgraduate and undergraduate students. 

Candidates should demonstrate potential to conduct high-quality research in the economics of international trade and integration and to be able to communicate it clearly in writing and verbally. They should also have a strong interest in trade policy and able to work closely with colleagues in a fast-moving and exciting area.

Prospective applicants are invited to make informal enquiries with Professor L Alan Winters (L.A.Winters@sussex.ac.uk), Director of the UK Trade Policy Observatory. For more details on the UKTPO see (http://www.sussex.ac.uk/bmec/research/uktpo) and on the Department of Economics see http://www.sussex.ac.uk/economics/.

Closing date for applications: 4 January 2017
Expected Interview date: 13 January 2017

For full details and how to apply see www.sussex.ac.uk/jobs

The University of Sussex is committed to equality of opportunity.

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