Vacancy: Postdoctoral Research Associate in Economic Analysis of the Impacts of Droughts

School of Geography and the Environment, Oxford

Grade 7: £30,434 p.a.

We are seeking to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Associate who will work with us to analyse the economic impacts of drought.

The successful candidate will have extensive knowledge of economic impact assessment and risk analysis. You must have a Doctorate and have published innovative research on relevant topics in the academic literature. You will have experience of empirical analysis of heterogeneous and sparse datasets, the implementation and application of economic models at different scales; demonstrable capability to devise and implement innovative modelling solutions; a sound understanding of probabilistic risk analysis, uncertainty analysis and decision analysis, and the implementation of these methodologies in the context of economic modelling.

The postholder will be expected to publish their research work in the international academic literature. You will be expected to participate enthusiastically in the multidisciplinary MaRIUS research consortium, including engagement with project stakeholders in government and industry.

This is a fixed-term post for 20 months.

For an informal discussion about the post, contact Dr Chris Decker ( to arrange a suitable time for a phone-based discussion.

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 23 February 2015, and interviews will be held on Thursday 26 February 2015 or in the week commencing the 2 March 2015.

For more information and how to apply, please see the job details on the Oxford University Recruitment website.

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