Research Fellow in the Economics of Trade Ref 7343

School/department: UK Trade Policy Observatory, University of Sussex Business School, Economics Department
Hours: Full time, hours considered up to a maximum of 1.0fte, requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Contract: Fixed term for 2 years
Reference: 7343
Salary: starting at £34,304 and rising to £40,927 per annum, pro rata if part time 
Placed on: 14 December 2021
Closing date:  25 January 2022.  Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected interview date: To be confirmed
Expected start date:  As soon as possible

Job description

The UK Trade Policy Observatory at the University of Sussex invites applications for the position of Research Fellow in the Economics of Trade in the Department of Economics. This is an exciting time to join a dynamic and rapidly growing unit undertaking advanced research on international trade and trade policy. Details can be found below.

Candidates should demonstrate the potential to conduct high quality research in the economics of international trade and integration, and to be able to communicate it clearly in writing and verbally. They should also have a proven strong interest in trade policy. Collaboration and team working are central to the UKTPO, so being able to work closely with colleagues in a fast-moving and exciting area is important.

Please contact Michael Gasiorek, Director of the UK Trade Policy Observatory at / for informal enquiries.  Details of the UKTPO’s activities can be seen on our website:  We are also on Twitter @uk_tpo

The University of Sussex values the diversity of its staff and students and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

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Download the full job description and person specification (reference number 7343) (PDF 118.79KB)

The University requires that work undertaken for the University is performed from the UK. 

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How to apply

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