Doctoral Research Associate

University of Lancaster
March 15, 2023
Offerd Salary:£23,715 to £27,131
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Doctoral Research Associate

Economics Salary: £23,715 to £27,131 Closing Date: Wednesday 15 March 2023 Interview Date: Monday 10 April 2023 Reference: 0087-23

Lancaster University Management School

Department of Economics

The Department of Economics at Lancaster University Management School (LUMS) invites applications for a PhD Position in Economics. The position combines enrolment into the full-time PhD Program in Economics and teaching-related duties in academic programs offered by the department. You will be working alongside world leading academics in a busy, exciting and innovative department. This post is part of LUMS efforts to further strengthen its academic standing as a world class business school.

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT AND THE PROGRAMME: LUMS is a quadruple-accredited, world-ranked management school that has a reputation for outstanding research. In the UK's latest Research Excellence Framework, REF 2021, we were rated as first for Research Power – recognising the breadth and depth of our work – and joint-first for our research environment, providing the perfect platform for future research talent to develop and flourish. In REF 2021, 90% of our research was rated world leading or internationally excellent. LUMS PhD graduates obtaining academic, research, demonstrate our commitment to high- quality doctoral research and consultancy positions in quality Institutions around the globe.

As a PhD student in this department, you will have access to advanced research training courses offered by the Department and by the ESRC-funded North West Social Science Doctoral Training Partnership (NWSSDTP). You will enjoy both close supervision by a group of well-established and highly qualified faculty members. Furthermore, you will also participate in a large number of departmental activities such as our internal/external/PhD seminar series, subject specific reading groups and departmental workshops and conferences.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates should be committed to completing their PhD degree in economics, and should meet the requirements for the enrolment into the PhD program (see https: // www. phd/). You should also be committed to pursuing an academic career. You should be able to pursue your own independent research programme under the supervision of a team of experienced supervisors. You should have competence to assess and potentially deliver material at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

RESEARCH INTERESTS: The wide variety of research areas within our department include Behavioural and Experimental Economics; Labour, Education and Health Economics; Macroeconomics and Financial Markets; Political Economy and International Trade; Industrial Organisation; Economic Theory.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: You should submit your application online at https: // The application package must contain a cover letter, CV, degree transcripts for Masters and undergraduate study, two letters of reference (at least one of which should be an academic reference), and examples of academic writing (e.g., research proposal, research report, Master thesis). We will start screening the applications in early March and will continue looking for candidates until 15 th March 2023 or until the position is filled. Early applications are strongly encouraged. For further information, please contact Giorgio Motta ([email protected]) or David Rietzke ([email protected]).

STARTING DATE: 1 October 2023

CONTRACT TERMS: The position has a fixed duration of 4 years, and the candidates are expected to complete their PhD by the end of year 4.

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