Research Fellow - Digital Futures at Work ESRC Research Centre (Job Ref 10064)
Advertiser: Department of Economics, University of Sussex
Field(s) of specialization: Econometrics - Labor; Demographic Economics - Any field
Position type(s): Postdoctoral Scholar
Location of job: Department of Economics, University of Sussex, Jubilee Building, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 9SL, United Kingdom
Degree required: Doctorate
Job start date: Flexible
Job duration: 2 years
Letters of reference required: 3
Application deadline: 22 Nov 2022 midnight UTC (no longer accepting applications)
Current search status: Reviewing applications
Posting end date: 22 Nov 2022
Ad text:

An exciting opportunity has arisen at the University of Sussex for a high-performing researcher to contribute to the Digital Futures at Work ESRC Research Centre (Digit) an ambitious and dynamic £8m ESRC funded Research Centre examining the Digital transformation of work. The post is for 2 years full time, with a possibility for extension or a lectureship; requests for part-time arrangements will also be considered.

This challenging role sit within the University of Sussex Business School and is line-managed by the Centre’s Director, Professor Jacqueline O’Reilly and by Professor Richard Dickens. The post-holders will work collaboratively with the Centre Management Team (CMT), other Centre researchers, and partners to contribute to the delivery of important elements of the research programme.

Candidates should demonstrate potential to conduct high-quality quantitative research on the economics of work and labour. They should have a strong interest in the impact of digital technology on the labour market and be able to work closely with colleagues from across different disciplines in a fast-moving and exciting area.

Applicants should apply online at, including their CV, three reference letters and their job market paper.

Candidates should also download and complete a Personal details and equal opportunities form [DOC 110.00KB] and fill in all sections. Email your completed personal details and equal opportunities form to

You should attach your personal details and equal opportunities form to the email in PDF format (we are unable to accept applications as or .pages) and use the format job reference number 10064 / job title / your name in the subject line.

Prospective applicants are invited to make informal enquiries with the Centre Director Professor Jacqueline O’Reilly: or Professor Richard Dickens:

Hours: Full time or part time hours considered up to a maximum of 1.0 FTE. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).

Contract: fixed term for 2 years with the possibility of extension/lectureship

Salary: Grade 7 starting at £35,333 to £42,155 per annum (pro-rata for p-t working)

Expected Interview date: w/c 12 December 2022

Expected start date: January 2023, or as soon as possible

For full details and how to apply see our vacancies page

Submission materials required
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Job market paper
  • Additional paper (optional)
  • Additional paper (optional)
  • Other material (in one file) (optional)
  • Cover letter
  • Video presentation of job market paper (optional)
  • Letters of reference: 3
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