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Senior Research Associate

Salary: Grade 8 - £40,792 - £44,599 p.a.

Closes: 18 Feb 2019

The Institute for New Economic Thinking at the Oxford Martin School and the Mathematical Institute is looking for an outstanding scholar to contribute to a new project focusing on understanding macroeconomics, financial stability and long-run technological change from the bottom-up using micro-level data and complex systems methods. This is a full-time, 2-year fixed term position, reporting to Professor J Doyne Farmer, who is Complexity Economics Programme Director and Principal Investigator on the project.

The successful candidate will be an expert in the field of complexity economics and will act in a leadership role within the Complexity Economics Group, providing day-to-day supervision for research assistants.  They will be responsible for their own grant-funded research project within a discrete area of the wider research programme.

Applicants will be expected to have a PhD in Economics, Applied Mathematics or related area with post-qualification research experience. They will also be expected to have a strong publication record and familiarity with the existing literature in economics, networks, complex systems and data science.

Please direct informal enquiries to the Recruitment Administrator (email:, quoting vacancy reference 138222.

Applicants should read the job description before writing their application. You will be required to upload a letter setting out how you meet the selection criteria, a curriculum vitae including full list of publications, a statement of research interests and the contact details of two referees as part of your online application.  (NOTE: Applicants are responsible for contacting their referees and making sure that their letters are received by the closing date).

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online.  To apply for this post and for further details, including the job description and selection criteria, please click on the link below  

Only applications received before 12:00 noon UK time on Monday 18th February 2019 can be considered.

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PhD studentships in Complexity Economics - Institute for New Economic Thinking

Salary: Fully funded

Closes: 25 Jan 2019

The Complexity Economics Group at the Institute for New Economic Thinking at the Oxford Martin School has funding for several PhD students to work on a new project directed by Professor Doyne Farmer to model the economy from the bottom up. The students will be part of group of around 20 working on all aspects of economics using complex systems methods.  The project will be based on fine-grained data sets with the goal of providing a detailed understanding of the rich and heterogeneous behaviour underlying business cycles, inflation, interest rates, technological innovation and long-term development.

The ideal candidate should have a background in quantitative sciences (economics, mathematics, statistics, physics, computer science, etc.), and a strong interest in economics and complex systems. Key skills include programming and data analysis, the ability to work in an interdisciplinary team, and an interest in macroeconomics, technological change, finance, network science, and economic history.

Candidates will need to apply for a DPhil (Oxford’s PhD) in either the Mathematical Institute or the Department of Geography.  The deadline is January 25, 2019; it is also possible to apply until March 1, but the admission rate is lower.  Upon being accepted, the project will pay stipend, tuition and college fees. Prospective candidates should contact Doyne Farmer ( and François Lafond ( as soon as possible with a CV and a brief letter of motivation.