Research Associate / Fellow in Economics
University of Nottingham Department of Economics
United Kingdom

Research Associate / Fellow in Economics

Reference :SOC092020
Closing Date :Wednesday, 8th April 2020
Job Type :Research
Department :Economics
Salary :£27511 to £40322 per annum, depending on skills and experience (minimum £30942 with relevant PhD). Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance

The School of Economics at the University of Nottingham, welcomes applications for a 2-year Research Associate Fellow position to work on a research project in collaboration with NEST Insight. The successful candidate will be employed as a researcher at the University of Nottingham and work in close collaboration with NEST Insight. The project is led by Professor John Gathergood at the University of Nottingham in collaboration with Professor Neil Stewart at Warwick Business School. The project focuses on investigating the impact of automatic enrolment into pensions on consumer financial outcomes.

The project involves a range of research initiatives to investigate the impact of automatic enrolment into pensions on consumer financial outcomes. The successful candidate will work across a number of projects, using detailed administrative records, together with field trials, to address a number of key research questions:

  • How does auto-enrolment affect consumer credit portfolios, such as usage of credit card debt?
  • Would consumers benefit from having auto-enrolment into short-term savings facilities alongside long-term retirement savings?
  • How has auto-enrolment increased overall retirement saving preparedness in the UK?


The successful candidate will lead on the research linked to the joint project, with an expectation to develop high quality research outputs with significant impact. 

This position is available on a full-time (36.25 hour) basis, from 1st May 2020 for a period of 24 months.  

Informal enquiries may be addressed to John Gathergood, john.gathergood@nottingham.ac.uk. Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

Our University has always been a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community. We warmly welcome those of different cultures, ethnicities and beliefs – indeed this very diversity is vital to our success, it is fundamental to our values and enriches life on campus. We welcome applications from UK, Europe and from across the globe. For more information on the support we offer our international colleagues, visit; https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/jobs/applyingfromoverseas/index2.aspx


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