Research Fellow in Economics Ref: 2240

School/department: University of Sussex Business School / Department of Economics 
Hours: Full time or part time hours considered up to a maximum of 1FTE. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need)
Contract: Fixed term until 5th January 2022 
Salary: Grade 8: starting at £41,526 and rising to £49,553 per annum
Placed on: 2 September 2019
Closing date: 3 October 2019. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date. 
Expected interview date: Week Beginning October 14th 2019
Expected start date: 6th January 2020

Job description

The University of Sussex is seeking to appoint one Research Fellow to work on a Leverhulme Trust Funded Project in Decision Theory (more specifically stochastic choice under boundedly rationality) led by Paola Manzini at the University of Sussex and Marco Mariotti at Queen Mary University of London.

Candidates should demonstrate potential to conduct leading edge research in economics.  They should hold a doctorate, or equivalent, in economics or cognate disciplines (e.g. Statistic, Mathematics or Computer Science on topics/techniques applicable to economics). The successful candidate will be highly skilled in economic formal modelling and/or statistical/mathematical techniques. Programming skills, especially in Matlab, are an advantage. You should be willing to acquire (or have already) deep knowledge of tensor algebra, mixture models and sparsity theory.

The successful candidate will be affiliated to the Department of Economics, part of the University of Sussex Business School. Over the past five years the Department has expanded as a result of a strategic programme of recruitment aimed at intensifying the quality and depth of our established strengths.

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How to apply

Applicants should apply online at, including their CV, three reference letters and their job market paper. Candidates should also completed "Equal Opportunities Form" available here and email it back to as part of the application package.

Prospective applicants are invited to make informal enquiries with Professor Paola Manzini ( ). For more details on the Department of Economics see

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