Research Associate (Fixed Term)

Updated: 4 days ago
Location: Cambridge, ENGLAND
Job Type: Permanent
Deadline: 21 Jul 2021

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

Applications are invited for a Post-Doctoral Research Associate position for the new El-Erian Institute for Behavioural Economics and Public Policy.

Applications from candidates with 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 interest in policy engagement and sustainable development.

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.

The Research Associate will work on different research related tasks, overseen by Professor Lucia Reisch. The tasks will include (but not be limited to): design of field trials in international settings; supervising field experiments; supporting local data retrieval and analysis. The position has a clear research focus and high publication potential, and may also allow for career-developing teaching.

Further information about the Department and Faculty can be found at and

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.

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Enquiries can be made to Prof. Lucia Reisch ( )

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

Enquiries about applications should be addressed to the HR Team ( ).

Please quote reference UE26982 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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