Gallagher Research Fellow

University of Oxford
May 22, 2024
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Gallagher Research Fellow

The Oxford Programme for Sustainable Infrastructure Systems (OPSIS) has partnered with the Gallagher Research Centre and the Oxford Martin School to analyse global systemic risks, especially those associated with trade, maritime supply chains and food security, and their interactions with financial and political risks.

This new post will be funded from the Gallagher Research Centre and the Oxford Martin Programme on Systemic Resilience (SysRes). The Research Fellow will conduct independent research to provide new analytical insights into the scale and dynamics of systemic risks, and advance practical solutions.

This role within the SysRes programme will focus upon the resilience of global trade, examining the geolocation of supply chains and the infrastructure that enables trade in goods and services: ports, roads, railways, airports, digital communications, electricity. It will also quantify trade flows within these supply chains, in the first instance focussing upon food trade and potential food commodity shocks, but the extending to consider other trade flows. The SysRes programme is focussed upon developing effective responses to enhance the resilience of global systems, so the post-holder will explore a variety of different system interventions and will evaluate their effectiveness using newly developed system models.

The closely aligned research (as a Gallagher Research Fellow), will focus upon the propagation of systemic risks through global shipping networks, and how these networks may evolve in the future due to changing patterns in global trade, including those associated with the green energy transition. The research will examine the changing geographies of geopolitical risk, with a focus upon maritime ‘choke points'.

You will work in an interdisciplinary team which includes researchers with expertise in economics, engineering, governance and applied mathematics. The team will work interactively and dynamically, in order to quickly develop important new insights, drawing upon extensive research, data and modelling in Oxford University and amongst our international partners. There is a focus upon publication of results of the highest international importance and with engagement with stakeholders to ensure that new solutions for system resilience are taken up in practice.

A PhD in a field involving geospatial analysis, network analysis, economic modelling and/ or risk analysis. (A less experienced candidate may be appointed at Grade 7 with near in completion/working towards a PhD in relevant field alongside with a commensurate adjustment in either the essential criteria, responsibilities or duties.).Considerable research experience and achievement reflected by a growing reputation, a strong publication record and familiarity with the existing literature and research in the field. You have experience of high-level programming (e.g. Python) for systems analysis and experience of integration of heterogeneous models and datasets in systems analysis and validation. Capability to model global infrastructure, trade and supply chains. A motivated and enthusiastic individual who is able to generate new research ideas and approaches and pursue them to fruition. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and is a team worker.

The post-holder will report to Professor Jim Hall, who is Professor of Climate and Environmental Risks, leader of the Oxford Programme on Sustainable Infrastructure Systems (OPSIS) and Co-Investigator of the Oxford Martin Programme on Systemic Resilience. They will work closely with other members of OPSIS, as well as the SysRes team.

This is a full-time post offered for 24 months.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your online application.

The closing date for applications is 12:00 noon on 22 May 2024 and interviews and interviews will be held as soon as possible after closing.

Contact Person : HR Assistant Vacancy ID : 172969 Contact Phone : Closing Date & Time : 22-May-2024 12:00 Pay Scale : STANDARD GRADE 8 Contact Email : [email protected] Salary (£) : 45585 - 54395

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