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Research Fellow (Quantitative)

University of Birmingham - Birmingham Business School

Location: Birmingham
Salary: £34,980 to £44,263 with potential progression once in post to £46,974 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 10th June 2024
Closes: 1st July 2024
Job Ref: 103976

Salary: Full time starting salary is normally in the range £34,980 to £44,263 with potential progression once in post to £46,974.

Contract Type: Fixed Term contract up to July 2026.

Background

To create and contribute to the creation of knowledge by undertaking a specified range of activities within the research project.

We are seeking a dedicated and motivated Research Fellow to join our team and contribute to the quantitative components of a research project on the perceived and actual exposure of global trade hubs to illicit financial flows through their participation in international smuggling networks. The Research Fellow will play a crucial role in supporting the project at all stages, including literature review, data collection, analysis of data, writing up the research manuscript, and contribute to the development of a ‘best practice’ toolkit aimed at supporting business and professional practitioners.

Role Summary

  • Work within the specified research grant/project and contribute to writing up research papers 
  • Operate within area of specialism
  • Analyse and interpret research findings and results 
  • Contribute to generating research contribution 
  • Contribute to the development of public understanding of the discipline and support business and professional practitioners

Person Specification

  • PhD (or near to completion) in Economics within the most relevant fields (e.g., international trade, development economics, finance, economics of crime)
  • High level analytical capability.
  • Ability to communicate complex information clearly.
  • Fluency in relevant models, techniques or methods and ability to contribute to developing new ones.
  • Prior experience conducting quantitative research, including data analysis and microeconometrics.
  • Experience in working with mixed methods of research is desirable.
  • Strong familiarity with quantitative data analysis software such as STATA, and R, or similar.
  • Experience conducting literature reviews using relevant academic databases.
  • Knowledge of research ethics and participant protection guidelines.
  • Proficiency in using mainstream applications such as LaTeX, Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint to produce professional documents such as reports and presentations. 
  • Contribute to the planning and organising of the research project.
  • Co-ordinate own work with others to avoid conflict or duplication of effort.
  • Knowledge of the protected characteristics of the Equality Act 2010, and how to actively ensure in day to day activity in own area that those with protected characteristics are treated equally and fairly.

Informal enquires can be made to  Dr Sami Bensassi, email: s.bensassi@bham.ac.uk.

To download the full job description and details of this position and submit an electronic application online please click on the Apply button above.

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