Postdoctoral Research Assistant for agent-based modelling project

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Salary Range: 

£31,076 - £38,183 p.a.

Appointment Term: 

15 months fixed-term

Closing Date: 

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 12:00


Applications are invited for a 15 month postdoctoral research assistant for an agent-based modelling project in collaboration with Professor Doyne Farmer and the INET research team.  The post is available from 1 June 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter.  The successful candidate will be based in the Institute for New Economic Thinking and is funded by Amlin.  

The successful applicant will take a leading role in developing agent-based models in economics, including models relevant to the insurance industry. The applicant is expected to take a leading role in both the code development and in coordinating the underlying science associated with it. 

The successful candidate will be expected to have a doctorate in one of the following fields:  economics, physics, mathematics, computer science, statistics, social science or engineering, significant prior programming experience with, or strong interest in, agent-based modelling and the ability to work independently.

Please direct informal enquiries to the Administrative Assistant (email:, quoting vacancy reference 127987.

Applicants should read the job description document before writing their application.  You will be required to upload a letter setting out how you meet the selection criteria, a curriculum vitae including full list of publications, a statement of research interests indicating how these fit in with the project and the contact details of two referees as part of your online application.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online.  To apply for this post and for further details, including the job description and selection criteria, please click on the link below

Only applications received before 12:00 noon UK time on Wednesday 12th April 2017 can be considered.

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