Postdoctoral Researcher (Climate Science)

NUFFIELD COLLEGE - Climate Econometrics Project

Nuffield College seeks to appoint several postdoctoral researchers from different disciplines to contribute to the 'Climate Econometrics (CE)' project ( The project's principal aim is to improve the understanding of the impact of humanity on climate and vice versa.

For the post of Postdoctoral Researcher in Climate Science, the College seeks a candidate with a background in climate science. The post-holder will contribute to the research objectives of the CE project through the development of their own independent research on climate econometrics, and collaboration with the central project team and the wider research community. The post-holder will adapt existing and develop new research methodologies and materials with a focus on linking climate science and empirical economics; and contribute and develop ideas for new research projects. They will contribute to, and benefit from, knowledge exchange between climate science, econometric modelling and the economics of climate change. The post-holder will collaborate in preparing research publications and communications to policy makers and the public, presenting research at conferences or public and policy meetings, and representing the CE research network at external meetings/seminars. The post-holder may also undertake ad hoc paid teaching or supervision within the collegiate University, up to a maximum of 48 hours per year.

Applicants should hold or be close to completing a doctorate in Climate Science, Geoscience, Physics, Mathematics, or a related relevant discipline. The successful candidate should have submitted their doctoral dissertation by the time they take up the post. Applicants should have proven research ability commensurate with their career stage, evidenced through scholarly publications and presentations at international conferences, and should demonstrate an interest in statistics, econometrics or economics in their research and professional activities. Applicants should have experience in statistical or econometric analyses, and in statistical computing environments e.g. R, Ox, Matlab, or Python. They should have excellent written and oral communication skills and the capacity to represent the CE research network at meetings. The successful candidate will be able to manage their own academic research and associated activities, contribute ideas for new research projects, and work in an interdisciplinary environment, collaborating with researchers spanning multiple fields from economics to climate science, and networking effectively to build new contacts.

A background knowledge of econometrics or economics is desirable, as is experience of empirical modelling of spatio-temporal climate data, or developing or running numerical climate models (e.g. emulators, simple physics, downscaled, General-circulation/Earth-system). Experience in non-technical communication of research findings, in writing grant applications or securing external research funding is also desirable.

The post is based at Nuffield College in the University of Oxford. The salary will be agreed in the range 31,604 to 42,418 per annum (Grade 7). The post is full-time and fixed term for 3 years, with an initial probationary period of six months, and is available from October 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Further particulars and information about how to apply can be found on the College website:

The deadline for applications is Tuesday 4th September 2018.

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, black and minority ethnic candidates, who are currently under-represented in posts in the College.

posted: 28 September 2017     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.