UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources


We're hiring: Research Fellow/Senior Research Fellow in Complex Networks

11 September 2019

Work at the UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources as a Research Fellow/ Senior Research Fellow in Complex Networks.

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The UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources delivers world-leading research, teaching and enterprise in the sustainable use of global resources. The Research Fellow/Senior Research Fellow will contribute to the LINKS project (ERC Starting Grant), which aims to explore the role of the financial system to foster the low-carbon transition using the quantitative instruments of network science. The ideal candidate is a highly quantitative, analytical person with an expert knowledge of computer programming and network models, a keen interest in their application to finance and multi-disciplinary research.

The post is for 24 months in the first instance, further funding to support the post may be available.

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Key Requirements

A PhD, or near to completion, in a quantitative field (e.g. Economics, Statistics, Finance, Statistical Physics, Mathematics, Bioinformatics, Computer science), or related quantitative field related to the subject area, or commensurate research or experience is essential, together with excellent programming skills in at least one programming language such as Python, R, MATLAB and/or similar. The ideal candidate will have a deep knowledge of research techniques and methodologies in network models, statistics or data science or Complex Systems.

To be considered for appointment at Grade 8 the successful candidate will also have the ability to define new research challenges and make substantial contributions to research funding proposals, together with substantial experience working either at post-doctoral level in the relevant research areas (in which case, appropriate academic publications should be demonstrated) or respective consulting or analytic capacities (in which case, leadership of reports and/or substantial projects should be demonstrated).

Further Details

If you have any queries regarding the vacancy or the application process, please contact: bseer-recruitment@ucl.ac.uk.

If you have specific questions about the role please contact Dr Nadia Ameli, n.ameli@ucl.ac.uk.

We particularly welcome female applicants and those from an ethnic minority, as they are under-represented within UCL at this level.

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We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible.

Closing Date

Thursday 17th October, 23:59

Interview Date


For the full job description and application form please click here.