JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)
August 1, 2022 - January 31, 2023
University College London (UCL)
Position Title/Short Description
Section: International: Other Academic (Visiting or Temporary)
Location: London, UNITED KINGDOM
JEL Classification: I3 -- Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty
Developmental origins of health
Production of health across the lifecycle
Full Text of JOE Listing:
Applications are invited for a post-doctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Economics at University College London to work on the research project DEVORHBIOSHIP which has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) (Consolidator Award) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.
About the Research Project
DEVORHBIOSHIP focuses on the interplay of biology, shocks, investments and policies in the developmental origins of health. Dr. Gabriella Conti is the sole Principal Investigator (PI) and responsible for leading and executing this exciting research project, which has available rich resources, such as: ongoing national birth cohorts followed into later life, administrative registry-based linked data, and unique randomised control trials in the prenatal period and the first five years of life; many datasets have available biomarkers, including genetic data.
The main aims of this research project are to elucidate the mechanisms through which different early life shocks and policies, starting in the prenatal period, affect the development of health throughout the life course.
About the Position
The postholder will be responsible for executing the DEVORHBIOSHIP research project, and will work closely with Dr. Gabriella Conti and her team, and under the supervision of Dr. Conti. The duties will include:
• Develop and estimate economic models of parental investment in child development, and of the production of health across the lifecycle, incorporating shocks and policies, and the role of biology; contribute to the writing up and dissemination of the results.
• Contribute to the design, implementation and analysis of randomized controlled trials to promote child development and women’s well-being.
What we offer
The researcher will be appointed ideally from February 2023 onwards (negotiable) initially for one year, with the possibility of extension subject to sufficient funds.
The Appointment will be on UCL salary scale Grade 7, £38,308 to £46,155 per annum inclusive of London Allowance, dependent upon experience and qualifications.
The UCL full-time working week totals 36.5 hours. Annual leave is 27 days per year. In addition, staff benefit from six College closure days per year. The person appointed will work at the offices of the Department of Economics, Drayton House, 30 Gordon Street, London WC1H 0AX.
If you want to find out more about this opportunity and apply, please visit the UCL Job Board (link below) and look for ref B03-01445.
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