Research Fellow, Business School (BUS184R)

This is an exciting opportunity for a talented Research Fellow (RF) to work on the ESRC-funded project “The Economics of Marine Plastic Pollution: What are the Benefits of International Cooperation?” The RF will help the project team address questions on the economic benefits of international coordination over reductions in marine plastic.

School/Section: Business School
Division: Unspecified
Staff Category: Research
Position Type: Full Time
Grade: Grade 6
Salary: £34,304
Ref No: BUS184R
Closing Date: 06-JAN-2022


Job Description

The project is a collaboration between the Department of Economics at the University of Aberdeen Business School, the Institute of Biodiversity Animal Health & Comparative Medicine at the University of Glasgow, Plymouth Marine Laboratory, the Berlin School of Economics and Law, and the George Perkins Marsh Institute at Clark University. The project is interdisciplinary by combining modelling from economics and marine sciences.

The role will be based at the University of Aberdeen Business School and the post holder will work closely with and report to Professor Frans de Vries (Principal Investigator). The post holder is also required to work with the aforementioned project partners; attend project meetings; liaise with stakeholders; and assist with website maintenance and report writing. For this the successful candidate possesses excellent communication skills.

Specific skills we are primarily looking for are candidates with experience of handling (large) data sets, operations research, simulation modelling, and programming, preferably with GAMS and/or Python. Candidates should have a PhD qualification in a relevant field, such as Economics, Applied Mathematics or Operations Research.

This is a fixed term post available until 30th September 2022 with the possibility of flexible working.

Salary will be £34,304 per annum, Grade 6 on the salary pay scale.

Informal enquiries should be made to Professor Frans de Vries, e-mail:

Should you require a visa to undertake employment in the UK you will be required to fulfil the minimum points criteria to be granted a Certificate of Sponsorship under the requirements of the Skilled Worker visa.  At the time an offer of appointment is made, you will be asked to demonstrate that you fulfil the criteria in respect of qualification and competency in English. For research and academic posts, we will consider eligibility under the Global Talent visa. Please do not hesitate to contact Lauren Storey, HR Adviser (e-mail: for further information.

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Job Reference Number:  BUS184R

The closing date for the receipt of applications is 6 January 2022

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