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Postdoctoral Research Assistant

Queen Mary University of London - School of Economics & Finance

Location: London
Salary: £31,054 to £39,483
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 11th October 2018
Closes: 7th March 2019
Job Ref: QMUL16519

Applications are invited for the position of Postdoctoral Research Assistant funded by European Research Council Consolidator Grant No. 681460 “Market Selection, Frictions,and the Information Content of Prices” coordinated by Professor Alp E. Atakan (QMUL; Principal Investigator). The position is based at the Mile End campus of QMUL.

Queen Mary University of London, is a leading university in the UK, with a breadth of excellence across Humanities and Social Sciences, Science and Engineering, and Medicine. The post-holder will be based within the School of Economics and Finance, home to over 45 academic staff and a vibrant community of approximately 35 PhD students. SEF faculty members are recognised experts in their fields, and their research has impact on policy making and the public debate.

Post Information and Requirements

This position will provide successful candidates the opportunity to pursue independent research focused on information economics. Candidates with a strong background in microeconomic theory and game theory with interests in information aggregation in markets and elections are encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in economics or a related field (completed or close to completion) and a thorough knowledge of the research field. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential, as is the ability to work independently and organise work within the project timetable.

The position is full-time and fixed-term for a period of 24 months starting on or soon after the 1st of May 2019. Alternative arrangements regarding starting date and contract duration can be discussed. The starting salary will be in the range of £31,054 - £39,483 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance. Benefits include 30 days annual leave, pension scheme and interest-free season ticket loan.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

Potential applicants are welcome to contact Professor Alp E. Atakan at

General information about the School can be found at

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The closing date for applications is 7 March 2019. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis as applications are received.

QMUL values diversity and is committed to equality. The University holds an Athena SWAN bronze award.

All candidates will be contacted with the outcome of their application. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide feedback to those applicants who are not shortlisted. However, we would like to thank all candidates for their applications and interest.

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