Leverhulme Trust funded Research Associate (Fixed Term)

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Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance.

The Faculty of Economics is looking to hire a Research Associate/Postdoctoral Fellow starting October 2022, although the starting date is negotiable. The current funding is guaranteed from the Leverhulme Trust.

We are looking for a candidate with an interest in interdisciplinary research and teaching straddling the fields of economics and computer science. The post is attached to Prof. Peter Bossaerts’ Leverhulme Trust International Professorship. The research aims at exploring and understanding human adaptability in the face of uncertainty induced by complexity. For this position, the successful candidate should be an expert in the theory of computational complexity. Knowledge of economics is not a must, but familiarity with it is a plus, especially if this concerns contract theory or game theory and mechanism design. The successful candidate will be expected to work on exploring contract theory and mechanism design when agents want to delegate computationally complex tasks. Therefore, genuine interest in applying insights from theoretical computer science to exploring human behavior is a must. The successful candidate is expected to publish in high-impact academic journals, and to contribute to the collegial and intellectual life of the Economics Faculty while helping promote interdisciplinarity across campus.

Successful candidates who have been awarded their PhD and have shown prior work experience in the aforementioned areas will be employed on University Grade 7 for Research Associates, starting at £33,309-£40,927 per annum.

Applications should consist of:

  • a curriculum vitae;
  • expression of interest cover letter;
  • transcripts proving relevant prior education;
  • published prior work on relevant topics.

Three references will be sought upon receipt of application.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit :

Further information is available via the link below. Informal enquiries about the role may be directed to Monika Czajka, HR Coordinator ([email protected]).

Please quote reference JH31908 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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