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Postdoctoral Researcher in Power System Economics

Grade 7: £30,738 - £37,768 p.a.

Oxford Martin Programme on Integrating Renewable Energy

We are seeking a Postdoctoral Researcher to work on the Oxford Martin Programme on Integrating Renewable Energy. This research programme is tackling one of the most important challenges within energy and climate change – the integration of large-scale renewable energy within power systems. Specific research will focus on questions within the field of system economics and electricity and energy economics more generally.

Duties include undertaking economic analysis, systems modelling, empirical research, and political and political economy analysis. You will prepare papers for publication in academic and public policy journals, working papers, policymaker briefing notes, project reports, presentations at academic and think tank conferences and workshops, and contributions to general media publications including blogs and social media. You will work in close collaboration with other INET Oxford staff and The Oxford Martin Programme on Integrating Renewable Energy. A significant component of the work is likely to involve the investigation of large data sets related to system operations, and the consideration of system economics models at various levels of detail.

You must hold a PhD in a quantitative subject. Economics would be welcome but will consider others. You will have clear conceptual thinking and political and/or economic analysis and a strong interest in electricity. A track record of high-quality peer-reviewed publications on relevant topics is essential. For candidates at an early state of their career a minimum of one publication in a high-quality journal is required with evidence that further publications are forthcoming.

The appointment will be available for up to 2 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 Tuesday 27 September 2016, and interviews will be held in October 2016.

Statistician/Epidemiologist (two posts)

Grade 6: £27,328 - £32,600 with a discretionary range to £35,609

The George Institute for Global Health

Are you excited by the prospect of contributing to work on improving the health of millions of people worldwide? Are you interested in analysing large medical datasets and interpreting the findings?

The George Institute for Global Health, part of the Nuffield Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, is looking for two statisticians or epidemiologists to join the team. It is expected that the two roles will work closely together and will contribute to a variety of projects in the field of vascular diseases, primarily coronary heart disease, stroke and kidney disease, but we are looking for the following two key roles in particular.

A British Heart Foundation-funded role which will support a project working on women’s vascular diseases, and (where appropriate) how their risk factors, experiences and outcomes differ from men; and

A role funded by The George Institute for Global Health, which will support a project investigating the effects of social and clinical risk factors, such as diabetes, obesity and blood pressure, on vascular, and other, diseases.

You will have an MSc in biostatistics, epidemiology, or a related subject with a deep quantitative emphasis, and a good understanding of epidemiological and statistical methods. Excellent skills in using statistical computing packages, ideally including R and Stata, is essential for this role. You will also have excellent organisational and communication skills, and will be good at working both independently and within a team.

These are full-time positions, but part-time of no less than 60% FTE/22.5 hours per week may also be considered.

The BHF-funded role is fixed-term for 2 years and 9 months from 1 January 2017. The George Institute-funded role is fixed-term for 2 years with no set start date. Please indicate in your application if you have a preferred role, and whether you would like to be considered for part-time working. 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 Wednesday 5 October 2016. It is anticipated that interviews will take place on Friday 14 October 2016.

More information and application - https://www.recruit.ox.ac.uk/pls/hrisliverecruit/erq_jobspec_details_form.jobspec?p_id=125318