Postdoctoral Research Fellow - School of Arts & Social Sciences

London (Greater) (GB)
Thursday, 11 February 2021
End of advertisement period
Sunday, 14 March 2021
Academic Discipline
Arts & Humanities, Social Sciences
Contract Type
Full Time

Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Permanent with funding for 3 years 

Reference Number

Northampton Square 

School / Service
School of Arts & Social Sciences 

Department of Economics

Contract Duration


Salary Range (£)
34804 to 38017 

Founded in 1894, City, University of London is a global university committed to academic excellence with a focus on business and the professions and an enviable central London location.  

City attracts around 20,000 students (over 40% postgraduate level) from more than 150 countries and staff from over 75 countries.

In the last decade, City has almost tripled the proportion of its total academic staff producing world-leading or internationally excellent research.

Led by President, Professor Sir Paul Curran, City has made significant investments in its academic staff, its estate and its infrastructure and continues to work towards realising its vision of being a leading global university. 

The full-time post is available on a fixed term basis from 01/09/2021 to 31/08/2024. The post is funded through the ESRC grant “The Forecasting Efficiency of Prediction Markets”. The PI is Dr Spyros Galanis, at the Department of Economics at City, University of London, where the post is based. The CI is Professor Christos Ioannou, University Paris 1, Pantheon-Sorbonne. 

This is an outstanding opportunity to join an internationally recognised research team and work closely with partner firms, in order to design and run lab and field experiments on prediction markets. You will assist in designing and conducting the lab and field experiments on prediction markets. You will oganise, clean and prepare the experimental data for analysis and publication. You will assist in writing up the research findings and report the results in conferences. There are no teaching obligations. 

Person Specification 
Applicants will possess a PhD in Economics/Finance or be close to obtaining one. The successful candidate will be skilled in advanced statistical analysis, programming (e.g. zTree) and in designing and conducting lab and field experiments. They will have good written and verbal communication skills, the ability to communicate research findings effectively to both specialist and lay audiences, as well as the ability to work collaboratively within a team.

Additional Information
City offers a sector-leading salary, pension scheme and benefits including a comprehensive package of staff training and development. 

Closing date for applications: 11:59pm, 14th March 2021 

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