Research Associate in Complex Systems Economic Modelling
Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, School of Geography and the Environment and Institute of New Economic Thinking, Oxford

Grade 7: Salary in the range £31,604 - £37,706 p.a.

Vacancy ID: 131567

We are seeking to appoint a Research Associate to participate in the ‘Sensitive Intervention Points in the Transition to the Post-Carbon Society” project funded by the Oxford Martin School under the leadership of the Principal Investigators, Professor Doyne Farmer and Professor Cameron Hepburn. The project will study the transition to carbon neutral energy generation from economic, sociological and technological points of view.

The successful candidate will work closely with the principal investigators and the other members of the team to achieve the goals of the project by undertaking academic research and writing articles for publication in scientific journals; contributing to coordination of research activities, administrative activities and grant reporting; acting as a source of information and advice to other members of the group; disseminating research as appropriate and in particular present research outputs at conferences, workshops and to stakeholders and developing ideas for generating research income and assist in applications for research grants.

You will hold a PhD/DPhil (or have recently submitted) in a field of quantitative science such as economics, mathematics, physics, computer science, social science, biology, statistics or engineering; fluency in written and spoken English; and a demonstrated track record in writing papers for publication. An ability to work in a demanding environment subject to deadlines and exacting professional and academic standards is essential.

The appointment will be available for 24 months.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your online application.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 20 November 2017 and interviews will be held week commencing 27 November 2017. To apply please click here.


Senior Research Associate in Complex Systems Economic Modelling
Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, School of Geography and the Environment and Institute of New Economic Thinking, Oxford

Grade 8: Salary in the range £39,992 - £46,336 p.a.

Vacancy ID: 131643

We are seeking to appoint a Senior Research Associate to participate in the ‘Sensitive Intervention Points in the Transition to the Post-Carbon Society” project funded by the Oxford Martin School under the leadership of the Principal Investigators, Professor Doyne Farmer and Professor Cameron Hepburn. The project will study the transition to carbon neutral energy generation from economic, sociological and technological points of view.

Key duties include playing a leadership role in managing the project, working closely with the principal investigators and the other members of the team to achieve the goals of the project; managing and undertaking academic research and write articles for publication in scientific journals; managing and co-ordinating research activities, administrative activities and grant reporting; playing a mentoring role, and act as a source of information and advice to other members of the group; disseminating research and presenting research outputs at conferences, workshops and to stakeholders; and developing ideas for generating research income and take a leadership role in finding additional sources of funding and making applications for research grants.

The successful candidate will have ability to undertake interdisciplinary research, with strong skills in mathematics, programming, and large-scale data analysis; a PhD/DPhil in a field of quantitative science such as economics, mathematics, physics, computer science, social science, biology, statistics or engineering; fluency in written and spoken English; and a demonstrated track record in writing papers for publication. An ability to work in a demanding environment subject to deadlines and exacting professional and academic standards is essential.

The appointment will be available for up to 36 months.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your online application.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Thursday 23 November 2017 and interviews will be held week commencing 4 December 2017. To apply please click here.


Research Assistant on System-Wide Financial Stress Testing
Department of Computer Science, Parks Road, Oxford.
Grade 6: £28,098 - £33,518 p.a.

We are seeking a full-time Research Assistant for a period of up to 12 months to support a large research project on system-wide financial stress testing conducted within the Complexity Economics Group at the Institute of New Economic Thinking.

You will aid with the software implementation of system-wide stress testing models. This involves designing, developing, testing, and deploying professional-quality code in Java or Python, drafting software documentation, assisting with coding the stress test multi-agent models, and implementation of novel stress-testing algorithms to analyse systemic risk.

You will have an undergraduate degree and/or MSc in computer science or a related discipline, proven experience as a software engineer in Java and Python, an organised approach to structuring and commenting code, knowledge of software testing using automated unit testing techniques, experience of developing graphical user interfaces, and experience of dealing with big data. Knowledge of systemic risk, financial system modelling, and developing multi-agent systems is highly desirable.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 1 December 2017.

To apply please click here.