UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources


We're hiring: Research Fellow

22 June 2022

We’re seeking an analytical Research Fellow to contribute to the LINKS project, exploring the role of the financial system to foster the low-carbon transition using quantitative techniques.

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Key information

  • Job reference: 1885225
  • UCL Department / Division: The Bartlett School of Environment, Energy and Resources
  • Specific unit: Institute for Sustainable Resources
  • Location: London
  • Grade: 7
  • Hours: Full Time (Job Share considered) 
  • Salary (inclusive of London allowance): £36,770 per annum
  • Closing Date: 9 July 2022, 23:59 (UK time)
  • Interview date: TBC

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Duties and Responsibilities

Situated within the Bartlett Faculty of UCL (which is ranked in the top 1% of higher education institutions globally, 3rd in the UK), the Institute of Sustainable Resources is part of the Bartlett School of Environment, Energy and Resources and provides expert interdisciplinary knowledge, collaborative research and teaching across a wide range of energy and environmental challenges.

The 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 quantitative techniques, in particular network approaches and econometric models. The ideal candidate is a highly quantitative, analytical person with an expert knowledge of computer programming and network and/or econometrics models, a keen interest in their application to finance and multi-disciplinary research.

The post is for 12 months full time (or 24 months at 0.5 FTE) in the first instance, further funding to support the post may be available.

Key Requirements

The post holder would be expected to have a PhD degree (or near to completion) in a quantitative field (e.g. Economics, Statistics, Finance, Energy studies) or related quantitative field related to the subject area. Essential skills would include excellent programming skills in at least one programming language such as Python, R and/or similar; excellent knowledge of research techniques and methodologies in network and/or econometrics models, statistics or data science; good communication skills, both written and verbal; and excellent writing skills.

Further Details

A job description and person specification can be found using this link.

To apply for this vacancy click on the Apply Now button at the top of the page.

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 Nadia Ameli: n.ameli@ucl.ac.uk

Please use these links to find out more about the UCL working life including the benefits we offer and UCL Terms and Conditions related to this job.

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