Systemic Resilience, Oxford Sustainable Finance Group

University of Oxford

United Kingdom

September 30, 2022


Systemic Resilience, Oxford Sustainable Finance Group

Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, School of Geography and the Environment, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3QY

We are seeking to appoint a Senior Research Associate in Systemic Resilience to play a leading role in the new Oxford Martin Programme on Systemic Resilience, working closely with the Principal Investigator and Co- Investigators of the new Oxford Martin Programme on Systemic Resilience. The Oxford Sustainable Finance Group (OxSFG) is multidisciplinary and works globally across asset classes, finance professions, and with different parts of the financial system. We are the largest such centre globally and are working to be the world's best place for research and teaching on sustainable finance and investment.

Key duties will include developing research questions within the context of systemic risk and resilience and finance, conducting individual research, analysing detailed and complex qualitative and/or quantitative data from a variety of sources, and generate original ideas by building on existing concepts. You will also develop and implement new research methodologies and materials. You will regularly write research articles at a national level for peer-reviewed journals, book chapters, and reviews. You will raise research funds through grant applications and manage own area of a larger research budget. You will be expected to play a role in the management of the programme and lead engagements with stakeholders from both the public and private sphere internationally. You may contribute to OxSFG teaching and executive training.

The successful candidate must hold, or be close to completion of, a relevant PhD/DPhil with significant research experience, for example in: natural and environmental sciences and modelling; engineering; mathematics; geography; economics; or finance. You will have a strong publication record, and familiarity with the existing literature and research in the field. The ability to independently plan and manage a research project, including a research budget (including raising funds) is essential. A strong interest in risk analysis, systems science, resilience and/or scenario analysis and possessing sufficient specialist knowledge in the discipline to develop research projects and methodologies is a must. You will have strong quantitative skills and experience working with large datasets, including coding (R, Python preferred), combining and standardising data from multiple sources.

An appointment at Grade 7: £33,309 - £40,927 p.a. may also be considered for a less experienced candidate (with an appropriate adjustment of duties).

Applications are particularly welcome and encouraged from women candidates and black and minority ethnic candidates who are under-represented in posts in Oxford. SoGE is committed to equality and values diversity.

This is a fixed term post for 3 years.

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 30 September 2022, and interviews will be held in mid-October 2022.

Contact Person : HR Assistant Vacancy ID : 159722 Contact Phone : 01865 285082 Closing Date & Time : 30-Sep-2022 12:00 Pay Scale : STANDARD GRADE 8 Contact Email : Salary (£) : 42149 - 50296

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