Senior Research Fellow in International Trade Ref 4588

School/department: University of Sussex Business School, Economics
Hours: Full time hours considered up to a maximum of 1 FTE. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Contract: Fixed term contract for 3 years (with potential for renewal, subject to funding).
Reference: 4588
Salary: Starting at £51,034 to £59,135 per annum, pro rata if part time.
Placed on: 20 November 2020
Closing date: 6 January 2021. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected interview date: To be confirmed
Expected start date: ASAP

Job description

The University of Sussex invites applications for a Senior Research Fellow in International Trade in the Department of Economics.

In June 2016, the University established the UK Trade Policy Observatory (UKTPO), which is an independent expert group that undertakes primary research and initiates, comments on and analyses trade policy choices and outcomes.

While much of UKTPO activity has concentrated on UK trade policy following Brexit, the UKTPO has a broader remit and areas of research and activity are by no means exclusively focused on the UK.

The UKTPO also offers training to policy makers, negotiators and other interested parties through tailored training packages. The UKTPO has a very high profile in public debate and good contacts with branches of government dealing with Brexit and with International Trade.

Over the past five years the Department of Economics has expanded considerably as a result of a strategic programme of recruitment aimed at intensifying the quality and depth of our established strengths in applied policy-relevant research. It seeks researchers with outstanding potential to work in a dynamic economics department which focusses on both research outputs and impact and attracts high-quality postgraduate and undergraduate students.

Candidates should demonstrate;
• potential to conduct outstanding and impactful research in the economics of international trade and integration
• the ability to communicate clearly both in writing and verbally
• a strong interest in trade policy
• willingness to engage with policy makers, stakeholders and the media.

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 UKTPO on / for informal enquiries.

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

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How to apply

Download our academic application form - Dec 2020 [DOC 199.50KB] and Personal details and equal opportunties form [DOC 108.50KB] and fill in all sections.

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You can also send your application by post to Human Resources Division, Sussex House, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9RH.

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