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Research Associate (Fixed Term)

University of Cambridge - Department of Politics and International Studies

Location: Cambridge
Salary: £33,309 to £40,927
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 15th November 2021
Closes: 5th January 2022
Job Ref: UE28833

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years.

Applications are invited for one Research Associate position to support a research project led by Professor Lucia Reisch.

The successful applicant will have appropriate backgrounds in behavioural economics and/or psychology and related disciplines, with strong expertise in quantitative research methods and field work (mainly: field experiments, surveys) are invited. Candidates should have a PhD degree, publication experience, and strong quantitative methods skills. Knowledge of social data science methods is welcome. They should provide evidence of potential for research and publication at the highest level as well as an interest in policy engagement and sustainable development.

The El-Erian Institute Research Associate will work on different  research related tasks, overseen by Professor Lucia Reisch. The tasks will include (but are not limited to): design of field trials also in international settings; supervising field and lab experiments; supporting local data retrieval and analysis  doing literature search;  support data retrieval, cleaning and analysis in current empirical research projects; support outreach to the institute's network; help prepare events and publications. The Research Associate will have publication as well as teaching opportunities supporting her/his career track.

The post will be located in the El-Erian Institute for Behavioural Economics and Public Policy, a new interdisciplinary institute housed in the Department of Politics and International Studies and supported by the School of the Humanities and Social Sciences. It is led by its Professor Lucia Reisch, the inaugural El-Erian Professor of Behavioural Economics and Public Policy.

Further information about the Department and Faculty can be found at www.polis.cam.ac.uk and www.hsps.cam.ac.uk

We particularly welcome applications from women and candidates from a BME background for this vacancy as they are currently under-represented at this level in our department.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit :

http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/32172.

Enquiries can be made to Prof. Lucia Reisch (lr540@cam.ac.uk).

Interviews for shortlisted applicants will be scheduled after the application close date. 

Enquiries about applications should be addressed to the HR Team (hr@hsps.cam.ac.uk).

Please quote reference UE28833 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.

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