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Research Fellow

UCL - Department of Economics

Location: London, Hybrid
Salary: £42,099 to £50,585 per annum (Grade 7)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 1st March 2024
Closes: 19th March 2024
Job Ref: B03-01945

University College London (UCL) is the largest of the colleges in the federation that makes up the University of London. It is consistently rated as one of the top multi-faculty universities in the UK and has an annual turnover in excess of £400m. UCL is one of the UK’s premier research institutions encompassing immense research strength across all areas. It is also developing numerous interdisciplinary research centres. UCL has an excellent library and the library resources available in London, such as the British Library, are unrivalled in the UK.

The Department of Economics has an outstanding international reputation in key areas of current research including applied theory, econometrics, game theory, labour economics, development economics, and macroeconomics. The Department of Economics has placed #1 for research environment and outputs in the 2021 REF results and ranked #3 overall.

About the role

DEVORHBIOSHIP is a project which has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) (Consolidator Award) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. It focuses on the interplay of biology, shocks, investments and policies in the developmental origins of health. Dr. Gabriella Conti is the sole PI and responsible for leading and executing this exciting research project, which has available rich resources, such as: ongoing national birth cohorts followed into later life, administrative registry-based linked data, and unique randomised control trials starting in the prenatal period; many datasets have available biomarkers, including genetic and epigenetic data.

The main aims of this research project are to elucidate the mechanisms through which different early life shocks and policies, starting in the prenatal period, affect the development of health throughout the life course.

About you

The postholder will be responsible for executing the research project and will be supervised by Dr Gabriella Conti and will work closely with her and her team.

Duties include:

  • Develop and estimate economic models of parental investment in child development, and of the production of health across the lifecycle, incorporating shocks and policies, and the role of biology; support the access, management and analysis of large-scale datasets; contribute to the writing up and dissemination of the results, and to the submission of research papers to peer-reviewed journals.
  • To contribute to the overall activities of the department as required.
  • As duties and responsibilities change, the job description will be reviewed and amended in consultation with the postholder.
  • Carry out any other duties as are within the scope, spirit and purpose of the job as requested by the line manager or Head of Department/Division.
  • Actively follow UCL policies including Equal Opportunities and Race Equality policies.

What we offer

The researcher will be appointed from 1 April 2024 (negotiable) for one year.

The Appointment will be on UCL salary scale Grade 7, £42,099 to £50,585 per annum inclusive of London Allowance, dependent upon experience and qualifications.

Full-time working 36.5 hours per week with 27 days annual leave per year. In addition, staff benefit from six College closure days per year. The person appointed will work at the offices of the Department of Economics, Drayton House, 30 Gordon Street, London WC1H 0AX. The postholder will benefit from interactions with colleagues in the Department of Economics and in UCL more broadly, and at the Institute for Fiscal Studies.

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