Senior Research Associate
Advertiser: Economics, University of Oxford
Field(s) of specialization: Any field
Position type(s): Postdoctoral Scholar
Location of job: Department of Economics, Manor Road Building, Manor Road, Oxford, OX 1 3UQ, United Kingdom
Degree required: Doctorate
Job start date: Flexible
Job duration: 36 months
Letters of reference required: 3
Application deadline: 6 Jan 2023 midnight UTC (no longer accepting applications)
Current search status: Reviewing applications
Posting end date: 6 Jan 2023
Ad text:

162251 (EJM ref: 9247) Senior Research Associate, Nature Recovery Finance, Oxford Sustainable Finance Group and the Leverhulme Centre for Nature Recovery

Grade 8 £43,414-£51,805 per annum. If no suitable applicant is forthcoming an appointment at Grade 7 (£34308 - 42155 p.a.) (with an appropriate adjustment of duties) may be considered.

Department of Economics, Manor Road Building, Oxford. OX1 3UQ

This is an exciting postdoctoral opportunity to be part of an ambitious research and engagement programme on one of the most high-profile environmental issues. The postdoctoral position is 100% research. The successful post holder will demonstrate a strong track record in environmental economics or similar discipline, such as business, finance, or law.

Providing sufficient financial resources and prioritisation is among the greatest challenges facing nature recovery. As a Senior Research Associate for Nature Recovery Finance you will be working with a team of multidisciplinary researchers to conceptualise, develop and scale a financial architecture that can sustainably resource nature recovery at the scale required.

In addition to this work, you will work on:

a) how to design and pilot technologies and tools that are able to reduce information asymmetries between providers of capital seeking investment opportunities and nature recovery projects and programmes

b) develop approaches for assessing how to optimise the use of public and philanthropic funding to leverage private funding and finance into nature recovery

c) designing markets and contracts can could support nature recovery finance.

Reporting to Alexander Teytelboym, one of the Co-Investigators in the Leverhulme Centre, the post holder is an emerging leader in their field, and brings to the post demonstrable research and teaching skills and expertise in environmental economics.

Candidates should demonstrate a deep interest in scholarship and engagement that addresses environmental challenges. Professional experience at both the local and global level is desirable.

This is a fixed term for 36 months, with possibility of 24 months extension (externally funded with the possibility of extension based on funding). The closing date for applications is 12 noon (UK time) on 06 January 2023. It is expected that interviews will be held virtually during week commencing 16th January 2023.

Applications should be made via Econjobmarket and include a CV, a job market paper, a short supporting statement, together with the names and contact details of (at least) tree referees.

Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Oxford.

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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