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Research Fellow


Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £30,942 to £33,797 per annum
Full Time Fixed Term - 18 months
Closing Date:  Monday 18 November 2019
Interview Date:   Monday 02 December 2019
Reference:  1187419CC

Department of Economics, School of Economic, Social and Political Sciences

The Department of Economics at the University of Southampton is seeking to appoint a Research Fellow to work in the project “A Unified Approach to Measuring the Costs of Violent Crime Risk” funded by the Economic and Social Research Council.  

The project aims at developing a unified framework to assess the costs of violent crime risk in the UK and will employ the use of advanced econometric techniques and the analysis of big data to measure the impact of violent crime on individuals’ objective and subjective outcomes. The post offers an exciting opportunity to conduct cutting-edge research in a vibrant Department.

The start date for this position is 1st February 2020. The successful applicant will work for 18 months under the direction of Dr Brendon McConnell and Professor Corrado Giulietti.

The successful applicant will have a PhD in Economics, or be close to completion of their PhD, and have experience in fields such as the economics of crime, health economics and labour economics. The successful candidate will also have strong quantitative background and experience in the econometric analysis of big data. Knowledge of UK datasets is desirable.

Applications for a Research Fellow position will be considered from candidates who are working towards or nearing completion of a relevant PhD qualification. The title of Research Fellow will be applied upon successful completion of the PhD.  Prior to the qualification being awarded the title of Senior Research Assistant will be given.

As part of the School of Economic, Social and Political Sciences, the Department of Economics is committed to promoting equality and diversity. The School received the Athena SWAN Bronze Award in 2018, demonstrating this commitment. We welcome all applicants regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability or sexual orientation.

Interviews are expected to take place in November 2019. Informal enquiries may be addressed via email to Dr Brendon McConnell,

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Charlene Tyson(Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 6803. Please quote reference  1187419CC on all correspondence

The research interests and relevant publications of current members of Economics, including further information on all aspects of the Department, can be found on our web pages

  Athena SWAN Bronze Award holder: Economic, Social and Political Sciences 

The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

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We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.

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