Postdoctoral Researcher, Oxford Martin Programme on Technological and Economic Change

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: Oxford, ENGLAND
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 21 Jun 2021

Location: Oxford Martin School, 34 Broad Street, Oxford

The Oxford Martin Programme on Technological and Economic Change investigates how technological advances will disrupt the global economy in the coming decades. The programme is unique in its approach of combining the expertise of leading scientists with economists and other social scientists.

We are looking for an individual to undertake the exciting and varied role, joining the team as a Postdoctoral Researcher to undertake a wide range of activities to contribute to both the programme and to the research consortium Horizon 2020 “Technequality: Understanding the Relation between Recent Technological Innovations and Social Inequalities.” This is a European Commission funded research collaboration between several leading European institutions and the Oxford Martin School.

The post holder will work closely with the team to master existing conceptual and theoretical discussions, be familiar with the literature and provide original insights and evidence to contribute to the success of programme. Located at the Oxford Martin School, they will manage and undertake their own academic research and administrative activities, within guidelines provided by the Principal Investigators; contribute to management and coordination of research activities and manage a part of the programme; contribute ideas for new research projects; contribute ideas to generate research income, and present detailed research proposals to senior researcher; prepare working theories and analyse qualitative and/or quantitative data from a variety of sources, reviewing and refining theories as appropriate; work independently to identify ways in which disruptive technologies are likely to impact on economies and societies; gather, analyse and present qualitative and/or quantitative data from a variety of sources; undertake comprehensive and systematic literature reviews and write up the results for publication in peer-reviewed journals and/or for presentation at conferences or public meetings; contribute to research publications, book chapters, reviews, policy briefs and white papers.

We are inviting applications from across disciplines including those with a combination of degrees in Economics with Engineering, Computer Science, Biology, Medicine or other to address these global challenges and contribute to the multidisciplinary environment at the Oxford Martin School. You must hold a doctorate in Economics, Engineering or Computer Science, with some relevant experience.

This full-time position is fixed term for 2 years.

The Oxford Martin School supports the University’s commitment in fostering an inclusive culture which promotes equality, values diversity and maintains a working, learning and social environment in which the rights and dignity of its staff and students are respected. We are eager to receive applications from a diverse pool of candidates.

Further particulars, including details of how to apply, can be obtained from the document below. Applications for this vacancy should be made online and you will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your application. 

Only applications received before 12:00 noon on 21st June 2021 can be considered.

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