Research Associate in Behavioural and Experimental Economics
Imperial College Business School (Department of Economics and Public Policy) and the Jameel Institute have received generous funding to forge the world’s first initiative on integrated epidemiological-economic modelling of pandemic preparedness -the Jameel Institute-Kenneth C. Griffin Initiative for the Economics of Pandemic Preparedness (EPPI). The initiative will use pioneering integrated economic-epidemiological modelling to provide...
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- Reference BUS00591
- Date posted 28 June 2023
- Closing date 1 October 2023
Imperial College Business School (Department of Economics and Public Policy) and the Jameel Institute have received generous funding to forge the world’s first initiative on integrated epidemiological-economic modelling of pandemic preparedness -the Jameel Institute-Kenneth C. Griffin Initiative for the Economics of Pandemic Preparedness (EPPI). The initiative will use pioneering integrated economic-epidemiological modelling to provide critical data and analysis to inform public health decisions related to pandemic preparedness around the world.
The new initiative brings together economists, epidemiologists, econometricians and data modellers from across Imperial, together with academics from the Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science at the London School of Economics, Umeå University in Sweden, the World Health Organisation and Singapore’s Programme For Research In Epidemic Preparedness And Response (PREPARE), National Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCID).
Duties and responsibilities
We wish to appoint a post-doc (Research Associate) to work on understanding the drivers of economic and health behaviours during pandemics, integrating behavioural insights into economic-epidemiological modelling and design behavioural interventions that drive socially desirable behaviours (e.g. vaccination, compliance to isolation measures).
- PhD in either behavioural and experimental economics, health economics, or related field of quantitative economics. Candidates with a PhD near to completion will also be considered
- Conceptual/theoretical knowledge in behavioural and experimental economics to identify and develop behavioural change interventions. Prior experience in applications to health behaviours is desirable but not essential.
- Experience in experimental research design, implementation and evaluation of experiments in the field, lab, and online.
- Proven ability, skill and knowledge in advanced economic modelling and econometrics, and one or several programming languages
- Prior experience in or willingness to acquire skills in mathematical modelling of infectious disease transmission to a level that will enable joint collaboration with theoretical economists and epidemiological modellers
- Ability to design experiments that can be of use to derive parameters for economic or epidemiological model counterfactuals
- Initiative and independence in research conceptualization and implementation
- Willingness and ability to work in interdisciplinary teams
Please see the Job Description for a full list of requirements.
This is a re-run of a previous advert under the job title Research Associate in Economics of Behavioural Science, under the same reference number BUS00591. Previous applicants who applied under this job title need not apply.
Closing date: ***** Please note we will review applications on a regular basis and invite suitable candidates to interview until the position is filled. Therefore, the closing date is a guide only and we will close this vacancy once a candidate has been appointed. It is therefore advisable that you submit your application as early as possible to avoid disappointment.
The successful candidate will be based at the Department of Economics and Public Policy at Imperial College Business School and affiliated with the LSE Behavioural Lab , with day to day supervision being provided Professor Marisa Miraldo (Department of Economics and Public Policy, Imperial College Business School) Professor Katharina Hauck, and Dr Matteo M Galizzi.
This full-time post will commence in September 2023 for a fixed term of 3 years.
Should you require any further details on the role please contact: Prof. Marisa Miraldo (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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