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Post-doctoral Research Fellow in Development Economics

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The Natural Resources Institute (NRI) ( is an internationally renowned multi-disciplinary centre of the University of Greenwich that undertakes research, consultancy, and training to support sustainable development, food security, economic growth and poverty reduction in developing countries.

The Livelihood and Institutions Department at NRI requires a Post-doctoral Research Fellow in Development Economics to contribute to data-intense research activities on an empirical research project on violence against children (VAC) funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) under the Secondary Data Analysis Initiative. 

This is a temporary, full-time appointment with a 9-month duration. 

Violence against children represents a global challenge. The prevalence of VAC is particularly acute in low-income settings, and more so in regions affected by different forms of violent conflict (VC). The research will examine, for the first time, the prevalence, and the mechanisms from VC to VAC, using high quality secondary data available for ten countries, seven in sub-Saharan Africa and three in Latin America. 

The post-doctoral researcher (PDR) will be a Micro Development Economist with strong quantitative research skills. The PDR will conduct the data merging, cleaning, and curating, jointly conduct the empirical analyses (investigation), visualise the quantitative findings, and contribute to and co-edit draft publications.

The role requires a flexible approach, interacting with a diverse range of stakeholders within, and outside of the University. 

Should you have any queries please contact the HR Recruitment Team on [email protected] or the Head of the Livelihoods and Institutions Department, Professor Vegard Iversen – [email protected]

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The university is eager to engage people who can help us deliver our mission of transforming lives through inspired teaching and research, through our values.

The university welcomes people from diverse and underrepresented communities who can help the university to achieve its mission. We do this through taking positive action such as encouraging applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, disabled and LGBT+ people. As part of our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, Time to Change Employer Pledge/Mentally Healthy Universities, we are committed to promoting and supporting the physical and mental health of all our staff, and removing barriers to improve inclusion.

We encourage applicants to disclose experience of mental health problems so we can support them fully during our recruitment process and make any necessary reasonable adjustments. Any information disclosed will be kept confidential and separate from the job application form.

We are making significant strides to understand and continuously improve our employees’ experience and we are committed to implementing progressive diversity talent management.

Further details:   Job Description & Person Specification    

We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. 

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