Senior Research Associate in Complex Systems Economic Modelling

University of Oxford - School of Geography and the Environment

We are seeking to appoint a Senior Research Associate to participate in the ‘Sensitive Intervention Points in the Transition to the Post-Carbon Society” project funded by the Oxford Martin School under the leadership of the Principal Investigators, Professor Doyne Farmer and Professor Cameron Hepburn. The project will study the transition to carbon neutral energy generation from economic, sociological and technological points of view.

Key duties include playing a leadership role in managing the project, working closely with the principal investigators and the other members of the team to achieve the goals of the project; managing and undertaking academic research and write articles for publication in scientific journals; managing  and co-ordinating research activities, administrative activities and grant reporting; playing a mentoring role, and act as a source of information and advice to other members of the group; disseminating research and presenting research outputs at conferences, workshops and to stakeholders; and developing ideas for generating research income and take a leadership role in finding additional sources of funding and making applications for research grants.

The successful candidate will have ability to undertake interdisciplinary research, with strong skills in mathematics, programming, and large-scale data analysis; a PhD/DPhil in a field of quantitative science such as economics, mathematics, physics, computer science, social science, biology, statistics or engineering; fluency in written and spoken English; and a demonstrated track record in writing papers for publication. An ability to work in a demanding environment subject to deadlines and exacting professional and academic standards is essential.

The appointment will be available for up to 36 months.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your online application.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 29 January 2018 and interviews will be held week commencing Monday 12 February 2018.

Please note that the University of Oxford's retirement policy has changed. With effect from 1 October 2017, all employees at Grade 8 and above have a retirement age of the 30 September before the 69th birthday. All employees at Grades 1-7 do not have a set retirement age. Further details are available here:

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