University of Oxford – Oxford Martin School
|Salary:||£32,817 to £40,322 p.a. Grade 7|
|Placed On:||13th April 2021|
|Closes:||12th May 2021|
Oxford Martin School, 34 Broad Street, Oxford
The Oxford Martin Programme on The Future of Development at the University of Oxford is building an exceptional, effective and collaborative research team to improve livelihoods and contribute to economic justice in developing countries. We are seeking to appoint up to 4 Postdoctoral Researchers to the newly established research team, contributing to the programme’s research on job creation and economic progress in developing countries in light of global changes.
As part of the newly established Future of Development research programme postdoctoral researchers will conduct research into a number of the options which low- and middle-income countries have in creating jobs and overcoming poverty, in the light of the technological, climate, trade, demographic and other trends identified in the programme. Under the guidance of the Lead and Senior Postdoctoral Researchers and Professor Goldin you will collaborate with other members of the research team as well as undertake own academic research; contribute to management and coordination of research activities and share responsibility for the delivery of research outcomes; and represent the research programme to internal and external audiences. You will also write and / or collaborate in research articles for prestigious journals and collaborate in the preparation of research publications, book chapters, reviews, policy briefs, and white papers and further develop strategies for increasing the reach of the programme’s research outputs.
We are seeking outstanding candidates who hold a Ph.D./D.Phil in in Economics, Development Studies, Business, or in one of the areas associated with the global megatrends that will shape development, notably artificial intelligence, climate change, demography or other relevant subject and have specialist knowledge within the field of development.
The post holder will have experience of contributing to publications/presentations; an ability to contribute ideas for new research projects and research income generation; excellent communication skills, including the ability to write for publication, present research proposals and results, and represent the research group at meetings and be able to seek out interdisciplinary contributions to add to the ambitions of the programme.
The programme will be directed by Professor Ian Goldin, Professor of Globalisation and Development at Oxford University and appointees will work closely with the research groups he is responsible for on the Future of Work and Technological and Economic Change. Researchers will be based in the Oxford Martin School, a world-leading research department of the University of Oxford which brings together more than 200 academics, working across more than 30 pioneering research programmes to find solutions to the world’s most urgent challenges. Collaboration with research efforts being undertaken in Oxford and elsewhere is envisaged to maximise the impact of the research.
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.