Research positions in Ergodicity Economics
THE APPLICATION DEADLINE HAS PASSED.
We invite applications for two three-year research positions, one in Denmark and one in the UK, to be taken up on 1 July 2021 or soon thereafter. The positions are open for candidates of all nationalities. We see diversity as a strength and encourage all candidates regardless of gender, age, ethnicity, disabilities or religion to apply.
The positions are for interdisciplinary theoretical and experimental work in ergodicity economics and neuroimaging, funded by the Novo Nordisk Foundation, and to be carried out in a collaboration between the London Mathematical Laboratory (LML) and the Danish Research Centre for Magnetic Resonance (DRCMR). A brief project description is here.
The researchers are expected to collaborate closely. One position will be based at LML in London and the other at DRCMR in Copenhagen. Both researchers are expected occasionally to travel to the other location, and video conferencing is encouraged where possible.
The LML position will focus on extracting good experimental designs from the theory, and the DRCMR position will work closely with the experimentalists, though there will be considerable overlap. For the LML position, please apply below.
For the DRCMR position, please follow the instructions here.
- Strong scientific coding skills are essential. Specifically, applicants will be able to produce and work with code similar to what’s used in Meder et al. (2021), which can be downloaded at https://github.com/ollie-hulme/ergodicity-breaking-choice-experiment.
- A good understanding of the ergodicity economics formalism is highly desirable. Specifically, applicants will be able to reproduce the results in Peters and Adamou (2018) and be familiar with the literature at https://ergodicityeconomics.com/publications/.
- Familiarity with Bayesian modelling is desirable. Specifically, the methods of Bayesian cognitive modeling (e.g. in Lee and Wagenmakers (2014) will be relevant for the position.
- The position is suitable for those with a PhD in a relevant discipline, but we will also consider candidates with other qualifications and experience.
Salary and terms of employment
Salary: £45,000 p.a. plus pension contribution.
Benefits: £2,000 p.a. research budget; costs of obtaining a visa; and a relocation package consisting of a flight to London, quarantine, shipment of personal effects, and two months’ stay in LML’s guesthouse. Dependants are included in the relocation package.
Application deadline: 30 April 2021. Video interviews of shortlisted candidates will be held in May.