Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (Research Assistant/Research Associate) x 2

Faculty of Economics, Sidgwick Avenue, Cambridge, CB3 9DD

University of Cambridge, Trinity Ln, Cambridge, UK


  • Posted on: 19th Nov 2021
  • Salary: £27,116-£40,927
  • REF: JH29103
  • Closes: 14th December 2021
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
  • Hours: Full Time

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 August 2023.

The Faculty of Economics, Cambridge University has two Postdoctoral Research Fellowships available for candidates working in Macroeconomics who have recently been awarded a doctoral degree or expect to receive their degree by September 2022. The fellowships run from September 2022 to end of August 2023, with an option for an early start in June 2022.

The Fellowships will contribute to the activity of the Centre for Macroeconomics (CFM). The activities of the CFM cover a broad scope of research topics in macro, including, but not limited to, The United Kingdom as a medium-sized open economy in a globalized world; The interaction of inequality and macroeconomic dynamics; Technology and the labor market; Development and the world income distribution; Fiscal policy tradeoffs between redistribution and managing high debt; The future of central banks; A micro-to-macro approach to the study of production networks and firms and markets dynamics; New methodologies.

The fellowship will be based at the Faculty of Economics, and benefit from interactions with Faculty members ( and the thriving research and postdoctoral community at Janeway Institute at Cambridge (

Successful candidates should demonstrate an ability to develop their own research ideas and also work as part of the strong networks research group in Cambridge, including the activity carried out by the Janeway Institute. It is expected that successful candidates’ work will be at the cutting edge of the research frontier with a view to future publications in world leading journals.

Successful candidates who have not yet received their PhD by September 2022 will be employed on University Grade 5 for Research Assistants starting at £27,116 to £31,406 per annum and once awarded their PhD the salary will be upgraded to Grade 7 for Research Associates (Fellowships), starting at £33,309 to £40,927 per annum. Fellows would also have the possibility of joining a college.

Applications should consist of:

  • a curriculum vitae;
  • expression of interest cover letter outlining how you would be able to contribute to CFM agenda in light of your research interests;
  • job market paper;
  • supplementary material containing other available research papers.

3 references will be sought upon receipt of application.

The closing date is midnight (GMT) on Tuesday 14th December 2021. Candidates are required to give contact details for three referees. We shall request references at the long-listing stage. Full details about the interviews and final selection process will be sent to short-listed candidates.

We particularly welcome applications from women and /or candidates from a BME background for this vacancy as they are currently under-represented at this level in our Faculty.

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Any queries regarding this position should be directed to Monika Czajka, HR Coordinator, via e-mail If you have any queries regarding the application process or would like to discuss any special arrangements connected with a disability, please do not hesitate to get in contact.

Please quote reference JH29103 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.
Further information

  • Research Associate Role Profile
  • Research Assistant Role Profile

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