We currently have one vacancy:

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Development Economics

Contract: Fixed-term for two years, with the successful candidate starting no later than 1 October 2022
Salary: Grade 7: £33,309 - £40,927 (with a discretionary range to £44,706) per annum, dependent on experience
Deadline:14 January 2022 (12 noon GMT)
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The Blavatnik School of Government is seeking an innovative early career researcher to join the Centre for the Study of African Economies (CSAE), a leading research centre in development economics.

The Postdoctoral Research Fellow’s time will be split between independent research and work as a co-author on a funded project – a longitudinal study in Nairobi to gather high-frequency data on young people’s job search – with the PI and other collaborators. You would co-create this project from design phase and would ideally remain involved for its duration. Your independent research should focus on behavioural development or labour in developing countries, ideally with some linkages to projects in the mental health or labour and enterprise themes in the Mind and Behaviour Research Group. The postholder will also co-lead the Mind and Behaviour Research Group and have the opportunity to undertake some teaching activities for Oxford postgraduate students.

The successful candidate will hold, or be close to completion of, a PhD/DPhil in economics, public policy or development studies with a focus on development economics or psychology with a quantitative focus. You should have a demonstrated interest in the work of the CSAE, along with a track record of internationally excellent publications and previous experience designing and conducting lab and/or field experiments or research in developing countries. Excellent communication, time management and IT skills, including use of Stata or R and LaTeX, and the ability to innovate and work effectively with colleagues, are essential.

The closing date for applications is 12:00 noon (UK time) on Friday 14 January 2022.

For further details and to apply, please visit the University website.