Postdoctoral Researcher (Climate Econometrics)

Nuffield College - Climate Econometrics Project

Application deadline: Monday 9 August 2021

£31,866 per annum

Nuffield College seeks to appoint a Postdoctoral Researcher with a  background in climate modelling, statistics, econometrics, or climate economics to contribute to the ‘Climate Econometrics (CE)’ project (, whose principal aim is to improve the understanding of the impact of humanity on climate and vice versa.

The Postdoctoral Researcher will contribute to CE project’s research objectives by carrying out independent scholarly research with a primary focus on climate impact and policy, and collaborative projects with colleagues in the central team, partner institutions, and research groups. They will adapt existing and develop new research methodologies and materials, with a focus on linking climate sciences and empirical economics. They will help develop ideas for new research projects, and collect and curate relevant data series and manage updates to existing data bases. They will present research at national/international conferences or public and policy meetings, and collaborate in the preparation of research publications and communications to policymakers and the public. The Postdoctoral Researcher will participate in the intellectual life of Nuffield College by attending and, where possible, organising seminars, workshops, and other academic events. They may also undertake a small amount of ad hoc paid teaching or supervision within the collegiate University in Oxford.

Applicants should hold or be close to completing a PhD/DPhil in Economics, Climate Science, Geoscience, Physics, Mathematics, or a related relevant discipline. The successful candidate is expected to have submitted the doctoral dissertation by the time they take up the post. They should have a demonstrable interest in climate modelling, statistics, econometrics, or climate economics, and the ability to conduct high-quality research evidenced in scholarly output and presentations at international conferences, commensurate with their career stage. Experience of data collection and curation, and experience of statistical computing environments (e.g. R, Ox, Matlab, Python) are essential. Applicants should have excellent written and oral communication skills to represent the project at meetings, and the capacity to manage their own academic research and associated activities, to contribute ideas for new research projects, to work in an inter-disciplinary environment, and to network effectively to build new contacts. Knowledge of climate science, econometric modelling, and the economics of climate change would be an advantage, as would experience of empirical modelling of spatio-temporal climate data, of non-technical communication of research findings, and of developing or running numerical climate models.

The post is based at Nuffield College in the University of Oxford. The salary will be £31,866 per annum. The start date is 1 October 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter and the post is full-time and fixed term until 30 September 2023, with an initial probationary period of six months.

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How to Apply

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' link below. This will take you to the Interfolio Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register for an account (if you have not done so previously) and log in before completing an online application.

For the online application you will be asked to complete an application form and a recruitment monitoring form, and to upload the following documents:

  • A covering letter detailing your motivation to participate in the project, highlighting any background in statistics/econometrics and in policy communication, with a short outline of your proposed strategy, noting how your research augments existing Climate Econometrics projects.
  • A Curriculum Vitae including full list of publications/working papers (please indicate your contribution if papers are co-authored).

You will also be asked to ensure that three full references (including two academic references) are received via the Interfolio platform by the closing date. As part of the application process, applicants will be asked to provide their referees’ names and email addresses which will generate email reference requests from Interfolio to the referees, who will be invited to upload their confidential references directly to the Interfolio platform.


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The closing date for receipt of completed applications is Monday 9 August 2021.

Interviews are likely to take place online in the week commencing Monday 30 August 2021.

Nuffield College exists to promote excellence in education and research, and is an equal opportunities employer committed to equality and valuing diversity. Applications are particularly welcome from women, from disabled people, and from black and minority ethnic candidates, who are currently under-represented in posts in the College.